"Your Hometown in the Heart of the Keys."
This diverse area is located in central Florida. Florida's East coast is 60 minutes away and the West coast is 90 minutes away. The weather is generally sunny and warm year round.
Marathon is central to all the keys, sitting in the middle of the most gorgeous sunrises and sunsets ever witnessed. One of the largest communities in the keys, fishing, diving, dining, and shopping are just a few of the things you can enjoy. Where pirates Lafitte, Morgan and Teach once sailed, powerboat's race in world - class competition and record-breaking trophies are reeled in from the sea and backcountry. You can visit ongoing archeological digs at Crane Point Hammock, visit the Museum of the Florida Keys, stroll the nature trails in one of the world's last remaining thatch palm hammocks, or delve into Marine Science. Come and enjoy!
A new air terminal, its own hospital, supermarkets and major pharmacies service Marathon. Car rentals and sightseeing trips aboard planes or helicopters are readily available. Marathon is the Heart of the Keys! Within minutes you can be deep-sea or backcountry fishing, sailing, diving and snorkeling, then finish your day at one of the great restaurants nearby.
Utilizing Marathon as a home base, visitors may take easy day trips to Key West and the Upper Keys. No island or attraction in the Keys is more than 60 minutes away.
Points of interest:
- Excellent golf courses
- Crane Point Hammock: 64 acre reserve is the most historically and archaeologically rich in the Keys. Museums, nature trails, and Historical exhibits.
- Museum of Natural History of the Florida Keys
- Children's Museum
- Bahia Honda State Park: just over the 7-mile bridge listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the US.
- Pigeon Key: historic old Railroad Island, only intact railroad village from the Flagler Overseas Railway.
- Dolphin Research Center: An opportunity to learn about and interact with dolphins, fascinating sea creatures that are among the world's most intelligent mammals.