Crowley Museum and Nature Center, Sarasota
(4.3/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
Crowley Natural and Cultural History Center also known as "Crowley" is a non profit organization furthering natural and cultural history located on 190 acres of pristine Florida including pine flatwoods, oak hammock, hardwood swamp, sawgrass marsh, and the Myakka River. Take a 15 minute scenic drive east of I75 to enjoy guided or self-guided tours of untouched Florida landscapes. Kids love the Children's Discovery path with 5 interactive stations on native Florida creatures. Farm animals, organic garden, and more...
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  • We had heard some good things about this center but also some bad things about the attitude of a staff member. Unfortunately, we experienced the rude behavior and will not be back. She was condescendi...  more »
  • I visited Crowley Nursery recently, east of I-75 in Sarasota. Out in cracker country. Several other people there too. Met Charley and Kathy Crowley, owners. They have so many plants to look at: citrus...  more »
  • We took our kids here a few months ago. It's a neat little place. The museum has lots of history information. The nature trail was good. We all enjoyed ourselves. 
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  • What an awesome experience! By far the best "farm" and historical site in the area. They feature multiple historical, pioneer areas with such awesome displays. There are many kids activities that my 4 and 6 year old enjoyed so much they would not leave. THEY OFFER FOLK SCHOOL! You can learn how to blow glass, farm, etc, etc, etc. There are so many nature trails and fun things to do. Camping sites, kids activities, youth activities, adult activities, a zip line, animals, vegetable garden, playground, ... we love it. Check out their website for AAAAALL the activities they offer, you will be surprised.
  • What a wonderful location to learn about old Florida pioneer history, farming, native plants,animals and so much more. With many pioneer structure's on the property, farm animals (including Cracker Cattle), a working blacksmith shop and General Store Museum there is some thing for everyone in the family to enjoy. There are miles of foot trails, a look out tower and a Children's Discovery Trail.
  • Just taking a ride and discovered this little GEM. If you visit Myakka State Park, this is not far from the north gate, normally open on weekends. I experience very friendly folks there and recommend it for a picnic or an afternoon.
  • A wonderful experience of "Old Florida." They champion nature. Great picnic spots. I love the Tadem house too.