Crowley Museum and Nature Center, Sarasota

4.5
#32 of 38 in Museums in Southwest Gulf Coast
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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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4.9
  • A very interesting, authentic and rustic place to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there, lots of interesting walks specially the boardwalk. An extremely interesting museum, we now know what the ...  more »
  • I read the reviews and expected more. It is a beautiful old Florida experience without the necessary guidance . Everything looked quite run down but you could see how nice it could be had there been o...  more »
  • Although it is getting a little long in the tooth it provides a interesting look back at the Pioneer history of the area with a Cracker house,homesteaders cabin,blacksmith shop,sugar cane mill, and va...  more »
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  • Perfect demonstration of old world #florida and 191 acres of natural old Florida's breathtaking beauty! There's a children's discovery path with all sorts of fun things to play on, a half mile long boardwalk that has some of the most beautiful and unique views in Florida, friendly live stock, amazing staff, furnished old Pioneer houses, a pioneer museum, hiking trails, camping, a folk school, an organic demo garden, active bee hives and local honey and youth education programs! A must see. I have been tons of times and I never tire of it!
  • This natural and historic site will steal your heart.
  • 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.

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