Crowley Museum and Nature Center, Sarasota

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#6 of 7 in Museums in Sarasota
President / Board Chair- Dixie Resnick

Vice President- Dean Crowley

Treasurer- Phillip Nye

Secretary- Ruby Jo Brew

Directors- Jeff Scarbrough, Susan Flynn Esq, Jeanene Fisher, Dean Crowley,

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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  • This is really a nice quiet place to visit. Friendly staff, knowledgeable, and willing to share all kinds of information. The boardwalk thru the woods and swamp is pretty cool. Alot of wildlife around...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • A wonderful 'old Florida' setting lends host to this rustic piece of history. Most historical villages have manicured artificial layout but here natural vegetation surrounds the grounds as it would have during the pioneer time period. It's like your discovering the facilities as they were originally set. My daughter and I first visited the Crowley Museum during the Heritage Festival. The events and the demonstrations were great, the hay rides alone were awesome. I will certainly go back, I know for sure we overlooked some spots. I'm excited to return and discover what we missed!
  • 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!
  • Today was apparently the opening day since it has been closed since the hurricane. I typically really like these types of places, but this spot has nothing to offer. I won't give it 1 star because there is some history there. With so many other places to see in this area, go somewhere else. Also keep in mind that if it has rained recently or is going to rain you should stay away. The dirt roads leading into the place are in bad shape and it has been very dry here recently. I would have been worried about getting out if it rained at all.
  • This place is sooooo fun! There really is something for everyone.
  • Website has two different times of operation, went on thursday and was closed
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