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Middle Florida Keys Attractions
Dolphin Research Center  
MM 59 Bayside  
Grassy Key
Marathon, FL

Have you Touched a Dolphin Today?  
Dolphin and sea lion demonstrations daily. Get 
wet in the Dolphin Encounter swim program 
and Dolphin Splash wade-in program. Shake 
flippers dockside.  
9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily  

Providing a home for dolphins since 1958

Museums & Nature Center of Crane Point  
5550 Overseas Highway  
Marathon, FL
305 743-9100

This unique 63-acre site is home to the 
Museum of Natural History, Children's Museum, 
Adderley Town Historic Site, Marathon Wild Bird 
Rescue Center and an extensive nature trail 
system that leads through a dense tropical 
forest to a spectacular view of Florida Bay. Open 
Mon-Sat, 9-5 and Sun, 12-5. Adults $7.50, 
seniors(65 up)$6, students $4, children(under 

Pigeon Key

Said to be named for large flocks of 
White-crowned pigeons (Columba 
leucocephala Linnaeus) which once roosted 
here. During the building of the Florida East 
Coast Railway Key West Extension, a major 
construction depot was located here, the 
jumping off point for construction of the Seven 
Mile Bridge. A number of buildings from the 
Flagler era remain on the island. Pigeon Key is 
listed on the National Register of Historic 

Pidgeon Key is located off old Seven Mile Bridge 
and is accessible by foot or by shuttle service 
from the Pigeon Key Visitor Center on Knight's 
Key. Admission charged. Children free.

Seven Mile Bridge
(new and old)

The Old Seven Mile Bridge was an engineering marvel in its day and is now on the National 
Register of Historic Places. It rested on a record 546 concrete piers. No cars are allowed on the 
old bridge today, but a 2.2mile segment is open for biking, walking, and roller blading ending at 
historic Pigeon Key.

The Seven Mile Bridge is one of the most-photographed images in the Keys. Actually measuring 
6.79 mi long, it connects the Middle and Lower Keys and is believed to be the world's longest 
segmental bridge. It has 39 expansion joints separating its cement sections. Each April, 
runners gather in Marathon for the annual Seven Mile Bridge Run.

The Turtle Hospital  
2396 Overseas Highway  
Marathon, FL  
305 743-2552

The Turtle Hospital was opened in 1986 with four main goals: 1) repair injured sea turtles and 
return them to the wild, 2) educate the public through outreach programs to local schools, 3) 
conduct and assist with research which aids the sea turtles (in conjunction with state 
universities), and 4) work toward environmental legislation which makes the beaches and 
water safe and clean for sea turtles.

Price of admission includes an approximate 45 minute educational guide of the hospital with a 
presentation and a 45 minute guide through the sea turtle rehabilitation area.

Guests staying at Hidden Harbor Motel receive a complimentary guided educational experience.

ADULT: $15.00
CHILDREN (4-12 years old): $7.50

NOW DAILY AT 10:00, 1:00 and 4:00!

Please note this is a working hospital therefore the guided educational experience is subject to 
cancellation due to turtle emergencies and/or weather.