Key West Tourist Attractions

Key West Tourist Attractions Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium

1 Whitehead Street • 305-296-2051

Perhaps one of the most unique aquariums in the world, the Key West Aquarium has delighted visitors since 1934. Come join us and see for yourself the beautiful indigenous sea-creatures of Key West and the Florida Keys. Enjoy daily shark and turtle feeds, guided tours and enjoy a hands on experience at our Touch Tank.

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Key West Florida Attractions Shipwreck Museum Tower

Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum

One Whitehead Street • 305-292-8990
At the Key West Shipwreck and Treasures Museum, you’ll see first-hand how the wreckers lived and the results of their efforts to save the crew and the ships that crashed while sailing into Key West. Through live presentations, films, exhibits and artifacts, you’ll have the chance to learn more about this important part of Key West history. Climb to the top of the 65-foot observation tower and enjoy the view from one of the most unique Key West Tourist Attractions on the island.

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Harry Truman Little White House

Harry S. Truman Little White House

111 Front Street • 305-294-9911
Year after year vacation guests rate this as one of the top Key West Florida Attractions. Built in 1890 as a base home for the Naval Commander, the residence served many purposes until it became President Truman’s winter home. Tours are led by knowledgeable guides that share information about Truman’s life in the home, his presidency, the history of the Little White House and more.

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Attractions in Key West Flagler Station

Flagler Station Overseas Railway Museum

901 Caroline Street • 305-293-8716
Relive an era of inspiration and determination; discover how Henry Flagler impacted the transportation industry and the world with his pioneering will and vision. You’ll enter into another time period as you walk through a restored railroad car; see photographs and memorabilia and watch moving video footage of the first train arriving in Key West in January of 1912.

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Key West Florida Attractions Butterfly Museum

Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

1316 Duval Street • (305) 296-2988
At the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, hundreds of butterflies of every size, shape and color live in a tropical haven. Learn about how the butterflies are bred in captivity and many other interesting facts about these graceful creatures.

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Key West Tourist Attractions Hemingway House

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

907 Whitehead Street • (305) 294-1136
Ernest Hemingway lived here from 1931 to 1961 and wrote many of his acclaimed novels including To Have and To Have Not, which was set in Key West during the depression. Take the guided tour and learn all about Hemingway, his life and career, his adventurous past and the six-toed cat he loved.

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Key West Botanical Garden

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

5210 College Road • (305) 296-1504
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is the only “frost-free” botanical garden in the continental United States. A tropical environment with ample rain allows most trees to retain their leaves in the dry season (December through late May). It is home to many endangered and threatened flora and fauna.

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Key West Attractions Art Museum

Key West Art and Historic Society at the Custom House

281 Front Street • (305) 295-6616
For a bit of history and a look at how Key West got to where it is today, stop in at the Key West Museum of Art and History inside the Custom House. Built in 1891, the Custom House had many uses including a post office, court house and government center.

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Key West Lighthouse Tourist Attractions

Key West Lighthouse Museum

938 Whitehead Street • (305) 294-0012
If you’re up for a climb, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of Key West and the ocean. The Key West Lighthouse was built in 1825 to help the many ships entering the port avoid the hazardous reefs.

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Oldest House in Key West

Oldest House/Wrecker’s Museum

322 Duval Street • (305) 294-9501
The oldest house in South Florida was built in 1829 by Captain Francis Watlington who was, among other things, a wrecker. Guests see gold that was salvaged from shipwrecks, paintings, model ships and a separate kitchen.