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modern community, yet retains the charm of its roots as a 19th-century fishing village.
It is a growing tourist resort that invites nature lovers to enjoy one of the Florida Keys' most scenic and historic treats. The blue-green panorama of the gulf and ocean, dotted with lobster traps and sailboats, is not unlike the setting viewed by passengers traveling on Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad from 1912 until 1935. The tiny five-acre island nestled below the old Seven-Mile Bridge is Pigeon Key.
Step back into history to the Key that was home to the men that built Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad. Crane Point Hammock, one of the most important historical and archaeological sites in the Keys, contains pre-Colombian and prehistoric Bahamian artifacts, and once was the site of an entire Indian village. On this site are located the Museum of Natural History of the Florida Keys and an adjoining children's museum.
Tropical plants abound, and a nature trail follows the shore of a tidal lagoon. Swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing, boating and camping are yours for the doing. Dog paddle in the shallows or float lazily on a raft, perfecting your enviable tan. Marathon's own Coco Plum Beach and Sombrero Beach are complete with playgrounds Marathon is well known for tarpon, offshore, reef and flats fishing.
Regardless of your style, you may prefer to hire the services of a local licensed guide, who knows the area and understands the movements and feeding habits of your quarry. There are many charter boats and captains available.
If golf is your game, you’ve come to the right place. Both Marathon and Key Colony have excellent courses. Marathon boasts having the only commercial airport, a 58-bed hospital, shopping plazas, wonderful restaurants and fine accommodations.
Nearby is Key Colony Beach, a beautiful village of quaint homes and marinas. Utilizing Marathon as a home base, visitors may take easy day trips to Key West and the Upper Keys. No island or attraction in the Keys is more than 60 minutes away.
Visit Marathon, the Heart of the Florida Keys.
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2146 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
OVERALL GUEST SCORE:Wonderful, 9.3/10 200 ratings
Amenities:Free Internet Business Center Swimming Pool
1275 Ocean East 76th Street, Marathon, FL
OVERALL GUEST SCORE:Wonderful, 9.2/10 161 ratings
Amenities:Free Internet Swimming Pool Free Parking
12020 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
OVERALL GUEST SCORE:Wonderful, 9.1/10 9 ratings
Amenities:Pets Allowed Free Parking Free Internet
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1996 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
OVERALL GUEST SCORE:Excellent, 8.9/10 966 ratings
Amenities:Non Smoking Pets Allowed Free Internet
13201 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL
OVERALL GUEST SCORE:Excellent, 8.6/10 598 ratings
Amenities:Pets Allowed Free Parking Free Breakfast
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