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West Martello Tower, Key West
(4.6/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Located near the beach and just off a popular bike path, West Martello Tower is the site of a historic fort that's been converted to botanic gardens. The fort's ruins act as a foundation for plant growth, with potted orchids along their base. A single tower left intact gives visitors a view over the adjacent beach and ocean, while the paths around the tower are thick with tropical plant life. Look for the Autograph Tree, where visitors sign their names in the leaves. Entry is free, but donations are accepted to help with upkeep. For West Martello Tower and beyond, use our Key West travel itinerary planner to get the most from your Key West vacation.
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  • Saw this online for a stop by forgot about it when I got there. Rented a scooter and was putting along when I saw this place and remembered how beautiful it is. It's easy to stay on Duval and shop, ea...  more »
  • We went here to see the interesting tangled tree...and that they were, interesting. There were also some butterflies to see, but not many. Other than that, it's a great place to visit if you are a pho...  more »
  • These beautiful gardens are maintained by volunteers from the Key West Garden Club and admission is free with donations accepted. We enjoyed seeing the wide variety of sub-tropical plants in the garde...  more »