Middle Keys Attractions in Florida Keys

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  • Big-name attractions and larger-than-life landmarks shouldn't be missed, but neither should {0}'s less-well-known activities. Dig a little beneath the surface, and check out the neighborhood things to do. These are the activities locals like to do-and tourists would too, if only they knew about them. But, lucky you, you're plugged in. Have fun.

    Called the Boating Destination of the Keys, Marathon incorporated as the City of Marathon in 1999. Rich in history, Marathon includes Boot, Knights, Hog, Vaca, Stirrup, Crawl and Little Crawl keys, East and West Sister's Island, Deer and Fat Deer keys, Long Pine and Grassy keys.

    Throughout the region, environmental attractions provide visitors opportunities to swim with dolphins, explore hardwood hammock and rainforest, stroll white sand beaches and enjoy an abundance of water sports.

    World-class sport fishing can be found offshore, on the reef and flats, along the bridges and in nearby Everglades National Park. Challenging the "Silver King of the Keys," the mighty tarpon, near the bridges of Marathon is a test of strength, endurance and boating skill.

    Snorkel and scuba dive excursions fulfill most divers' appetites. The beautiful underwater world at Sombrero Reef and the ghostly presence of the Thunderbolt - named for its sea-going duty as a lightning target - are two of Marathon's world-class attractions.

    Kayakers can paddle through the solitude of local backcountry waters, fish from a kayak or try one of the fast-growing watersports in the Keys, kiteboarding.

    Additionally, visitors can charter a fishing trip, a sailboat, play golf and tennis, take in the theater and eat at one of the many fine restaurants that include upscale caf├ęs and funky waterfront seafood eateries.

    Curry Hammock State Park

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    56200 Overseas Highway

    Marathon's oceanfront park; picnic, kayak, kiteboard... read more

    Capt. Hook's Marina, Dive Center & Boat Rentals

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    11833 Overseas Highway
    MM 53

    Snorkeling, diving, boat rentals, feeding the fish, or buying bait & tackle for a day on the water, this is a one-stop-shop for Marathon... read more

    Hall's Diving Center & Career Institute

    5050 Overseas Highway

    Career training to become a dive professional, and full-service dive shop... read more

    Island Hoppers Aerial Adventures

    Custom Keys discovery and scenic shoreline helicopter tours... read more

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    Old Seven Mile Bridge

    Mile Marker 47, U.S 1
    U.S. 1

    Historic landmark listed on the National Register, integral part of Henry Flagler Railroad construction... read more

    Seven Mile Water Sports

    1090 Overseas Highway

    Jet ski rentals and tours... read more

    Key Colony Beach Golf & Tennis

    460 8th Street, Mile Marker
    Key Colony Beach

    Golf and tennis in the Keys... read more

    Turtle Hospital

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    2396 Overseas Highway

    Only licensed vet turtle hospital in the world; educational tours... read more

    Florida Keys Children's Museum

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    5550 Overseas Highway
    MM 50.5 Bayside

    Located inside Crane Point Hammock, one of the Florida Keys' most unique and interesting nature museums... read more

    Dolphin Research Center

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    58901 Overseas Highway

    Meet dolphins and sea lions during educational programs... read more
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