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Address: 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 800 868 7482
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Description: Meet the undersea residents of Key West at the island’s first attraction...
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.
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Unlike Atlanta, It's a very small aquarium. Loved sticking my arm in the tank with the stingrays. They would come up and swim up against my arm like little kittens. Their mouths... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Maplewood, New Jersey

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Manila, Philippines
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87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This place is nothing compared to other aquariums. It was too small, too cramped, too hot, too few aquariums and marine variety, too boring. Even the shark feeding tour was laughable. I wish I could say better, but if I did then I will only encourage them to keep the aquarium so effin mediocre. So not worth the time.

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Orlando, Florida
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Don't be fooled by the tiny storefront entrance to the KW Aquarium; inside you'll find an amazing array of sea life! Take advantage of the free educational tour included with your admission; great tour guides! The aquarium also emerges outside the back of the building with sea pens that include various shark species. Stick around for the shark feedings and... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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185 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Small when compared to other Aquariums I have visited and on the pricey side. If you have run out of things to do in Key West then give it a try otherwise look for something else.

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visit a lot of aquariums, big ones and small ones and this one is the second worst I have ever visited. It is clearly an older building and the tanks are small but they do try to keep everything well maintained. You just feel sorry for the fish, especially the sharks. If you are desperate for something to do... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Unlike Atlanta, It's a very small aquarium. Loved sticking my arm in the tank with the stingrays. They would come up and swim up against my arm like little kittens. Their mouths would nuzzle me and they were just darling. The kids loved it and its a nice place to visit and get out of the heat of the day... More 

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hoboken, nj
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Such an adorable aquarium. It's tiny but you learn a lot from the staff about the touch tanks. They even had a little shark. We saw a lot of different marine life inside and outside and the kids got to feed some too. It's a great little 1 hour stop - especially if it's raining while you're walking around. Cute... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The staff were friendly from the start and we caught part of the stingray show which was pretty cute. The stingrays were very sociable which was very cool to watch. My biggest (and only) complaint is their tanks inside holding the fish on the walls need some maintenance. I have been into aquariums for over 10 years and have a... More 

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Aurora
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Pretty neat little aquarium. I say "little" loosely. You can go through it (and return, if you wish) as you choose. They break up the day with features like shark feeding. Pretty unique.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great educational attraction, but it is very hot ! Drink lots of water before you go in.After the visit I wanted to see the turtles.

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Key West, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Love this place!! I have been here a few times a year for over twenty years. When family or friends visit it is a must visit. very kid friendly with a touch tank and a few feeding times per day.I have been to much bigger aquariums such as Atlanta. Ga, but this one stands out because of stingray feeding and... More 

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