Attractions in Marathon, FL

Marathon, FL

Marathon Attractions (11)

11 attractions
  • The Turtle Hospital is a small non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of endangered sea turtles, and is entirely supported by the interest and generosity of people like you.
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  • Sombrero Beach

    Aquarium
    Sombrero Beach is a beautiful park and beach. In 2001 the City redeveloped Sombrero Beach to include total handicap accessibility. A lovely sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean frames a shady park with picnic pavilions, volleyball courts, restrooms and showers. Sombrero Beach is a turtle nesting beach. From April through October it is not unusual to have Loggerhead Turtles (primarily) coming on to the beach at night to lay their eggs.
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  • Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters is your home for the most interactive Florida Keys Aquarium experience. Join us for daily shark feedings and swim among the fish on our coral reef. You can even pet a stingray in our stingray encounter!
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  • Dolphin Research Center is a nonprofit education and research facility. Home to a family of dolphins and sea lions, they offer fun-filled narrated behavior sessions and educational presentations every half an hour.
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  • Smathers Beach

    Aquarium
    Smathers Beach is the largest public beach in Key West, Florida, United States. It is approximately a half mile long.
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  • Almost 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West lies the remote Dry Tortugas National Park. The 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the park is known the world over as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson, picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life, and the vast assortment of bird life that frequent the area. For ferry schedules, prices, and reservations, contact: Yankee Freedom II: phone 800-634-0939 or 305-294-7009 or www.drytortugas.com For seaplane schedules, prices, and reservations, contact: Key West Seaplane Adventures: phone 305-293-9300 or www.keywestseaplanecharters.com.
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  • 1 Whitehead St

    (305) 296-2051
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  • The Eco-Discovery Center features more than 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, which interpret the resources and management efforts of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, two national parks, and four national wildlife refuges. Check out the exhibit on Aquarius, the world's only underwater ocean laboratory, the Living Reef exhibit, which includes a 2,500-gallon reef tank with living corals and tropical fish, the live Reef Cam, and other displays that highlight the coral reef environment. The Center is located in NOAA’s Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Complex on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West. Admission is always free and so is parking.
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  • The Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, better known simply as Fort Taylor is a Florida State Park and National Historic Landmark centered on a Civil War-era fort located near the southern tip of Key West, Florida. It features beach & water sport rentals, nature trails, a cafe & a pre-Civil War fortress.
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  • Crane Point Museum, Nature Center and Historic Site is a non-profit natural history museum and nature center located in the City of Marathon on Key Vaca, in the heart of the Florida Keys in Monroe County, Florida, United States.
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  • Pigeon Key

    Museum
    Visitors to Pigeon Key venture back in time to a tiny island that played a tremendous role in the Florida Keys of today. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this five-acre property served as a home base for railroad workers erecting and later operating the final installment of Henry M. Flagler's Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway: the Old Seven-Mile Bridge. Gift Shop and Ferry Departure: Located at Mile Marker 47 --Look for the Bright Red Train Car! Open Daily, 9:30am-4pm
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