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Duval Street Wreckers Museum

322 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
305 294 9502
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Ranked #45 of 82 Attractions in Key West
Type: Specialty Museums
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't miss this stop !! We learned so much here. Very educational. Lots of history in these walls. A great view from the tower if you care to climb up there. The staff was really great!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My fiancé and I spent a day touring the shops and museums and we came upon this museum. Before entering the museum, we were greeted by an actor playing the 'owner' of the wrecking auction. He led us into the museum and gave us a rich lesson about the history of wrecking and Key West. After he had explained the... More

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Los Angeles
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142 reviews 142 reviews
33 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Next time you're in MALLORY SQUARE and have an hour+ to kill, or just need a great view for some pix, pop into the museum and get a great idea what made the KEYS rich!! Lots of interesting stuff to see, and watch, and see how WRECKING actually made this country into what it is today .. .. Without them,... More

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Gorham, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great way to learn about a little-known industry that made the Florida Keys what they are today. You can choose to go into the museum alone, or have a guided tour from an actor playing the role of a relevant historical character. The actors were great and played their roles well. The museum had a lot to offer and had... More

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Wilton Manors, Florida, United States
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26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

The tour guide was extremely knowledgable, and very passionate about the history of the Keys, Lots of thing to see and read, the view from the top is a Wow, I have been to key west many times and missed this. Enjoyed very much. Not very handy capped accessible but I am sure they would find a way

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

A little expensive, but not bad if you bundle it in with a couple of attractions in Key West. The tour guides are part of the fun, as they dress and act like they really were back in the day. This helps immerse you in history, and makes learning fun

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cape coral
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Went here with my 13 year old son, he thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm so glad we decided to check it out. If you do the Trolley tours do a package deal and save some $$

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Raleigh, NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a show of sorts. If you are not prepared to be held captive for the show for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, skip it. I know the "actor" was giving information about how the wrecker business was important to Key West, but I felt my eyes glazing over at one point. Kids might especially find this boring, which... More

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Palmyra
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The come-on out front is really corny and continues inside in a more informative manner. But the overall is good. Lots of information on wreckers and their work if you take the time to read the exhibits and view the videos. Even the guys making changes to the exhibit initiated conversation. Don't forget the film downstairs. And the view from... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

Not much here. I'd go the pirate place instead next time.

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