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Key West Aquarium

Address: 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 800 868 7482
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Owner description: Meet the undersea residents of Key West at the island’s first attraction. With over a 100 species of fish, turtles, sharks and birds, the Aquarium features a Touch Tank where you can pick up amazing animals. The Atlantic Shores exhibit is a near the shore mangrove environment found in the Florida Keys. See stingrays, sharks, eels, lobster, tarpon, seahorses and colorful tropical fish. Feedings and tours take place at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4:30pm every day.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I have visited the Aquarium 30 years ago and it had not changed a bit except that they don't have a sawfish anymore which I always found the most amazing attraction. The entrance fee was not cheap which would make you think they could use these funds to modernize the place a bit. The tourguide gave a very pleasant presentation... More

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Long Island, NY
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I live in an area that has a number of large aquariums so I was not too impressed. The best part were the outdoor areas and viewing the goliath grouper. We fed the stingrays and the fish in the outdoor areas. I thought it was a little pricey considering the size of the aquarium. They give locals a discount which... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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171 reviews 171 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My wife and I walked through the aquarium one afternoon while in Key West. Initially I was pretty underwhelmed particularly for the price of admission. However, we decided to stay for the feeding since it was about to start as we were about to leave. I'm glad we did. The guide that took our group though the facility was very... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
96 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Small aquarium, good for young children as they will enjoy the touch tanks. There are other museums nearby, definitely would recommend combining visiting them along with a trip to the aquarium if you're interested in visiting.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Perfect for kids touchy and feely. Eady to see simple but well done. Kids f3 and under free. Tickets good all day in and out. Different time for feeding and tours. But do it yourself is great and well described.

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Andover, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were in Key West for the first time and decided to check out the aquarium. I found it quite disappointing. It seemed to be over before it began.

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KWAquarium, General Manager at Key West Aquarium, responded to this review

I was sorry to read that you did not enjoy your visit to the Key West Aquarium. From the sounds of your visit, you did not take our guided tour or take part in our shark and turtle feedings which take place several times each day. We do have a 100% money back guarantee on all of our tours and... More

Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's a somewhat small aquarium with cool things to do I have never done before. Like a touch aquarium and a small basin where you can touch a sea ray. Also some outdoor space where you could feed the Fish. Definitly worrth a visit!

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Ballston Spa, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Key Aquarium is a great place to visit. We had been visiting Key West for over twenty years and never considered visiting the Aquarium. It was a rainy day so we gave it a try. We attended one of the many guided tours and feedings. Inside the Aquarium the walls are filled with tanks containing all types of fish... More

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El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

It's a small place but my kids love it. They have some small sharks the kids can touch. It's a very nice place for the small one.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I've been to the Boston aquarium many times so no this isn't a huge or fancy aquarium. It happens to be the first attraction ever in Key west! I loves the tour and I played with some sea rays. They were very friendly and social. Loved seeing the sharks, fish and other marine life. If you are looking for a... More

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