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Windley Key Fossil Reef State Geologic Site, Key West

Windley Key Fossil Reef State Geologic Site - Key West, Florida
Windley Key Fossil Reef State Geologic Site
Overseas Highway Mile Marker 84.9, Islamorada, FL 33036Map
+1 305 664 2540
Neighborhood: Upper Keys
Overview

Windley Key is one the few places where you can see a coral reef that isn't underwater. This one rose to the surface eons ago and here it sits in fossilized splendor. Railroad entrepreneur Henry M. Flagler's construction crews quarried the rock from this site. Today, you can visit the Environmental Education Center, where regional history is chronicled. Nature trails wander through mangrove hammocks and in the quarrying area, you can take rubbings of ferns and coral. Quarry trails admission is $1.50, the educational center is free.

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Windley Key Fossil Reef State Geologic Site General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Thursday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Beaches/Bodies of Water, Educational, Sports and the Outdoors
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