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Key West Aquarium

Address: 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 800 868 7482
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Ranked #42 of 93 Attractions in Key West
Owner description: Meet the undersea residents of Key West at the island’s first...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Carmel, Indiana
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our stop at the aquarium. Our boys ages 10 & 12 had so much fun touching all the marine life in the touch tank. I had to drag my younger one away from the sea cucumber so others could pick it up! The gal who explained about all the creatures was very informative. We even got to touch... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is an expensive place to visit considering it is only worth spending about a half hour there. The exhibits are very outdated and kind of dirty looking. The staff was friendly. But it was not worth the money at all.

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Historictours, Public Relations 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. Clearly from the sounds of your visit, you did not take on of our guided tours or participate in one of our feedings which take place throughout the day. We do have a 100% money back guarantee that you can access from the... More 

Rushville, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Key West Aquarium is worth seeing. I've been there twice in two years. It's small but I really enjoy it.

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Paramaribo, Suriname
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It’s a small and a fantastic facility to watch the ocean creatures. We came here as a family, and we enjoy it very much. We have grown-up children, but they love the place, especially where you can feed the fish. We were face to face with stingrays in the big open tank. Then when we went outside in the back... More 

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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We randomly stopped at the Key West aquarium because we were just passing by and thought it looked interesting. Yes, it does look uninteresting from the outside but they have plenty to see and tons of information. Every tank is filled with fish and eels and jellyfish from the area so it was neat to learn about the local marine... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Small compared to other aquariums we have visited but very interactive and unique. Several times of coral and sea animals. it was rather expensive for the size but that is expected in a tourist destination I suppose.

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Roselle, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It's a small facility with open tanks to watch the ocean creatures as well as enclosed tanks. Some outside areas where you can feed the fish too. Focused on Florida species, as it should be. There is a guided tour offered but we opted to go at our own pace. The smaller kids in the aquarium were having a ball... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great place to take the kids, this aquarium is small but compensate by putting you in direct contact with the animals. Lots of touch tanks great for kids.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I was able to see different types of corals and Carry small sea creatures in the touch pond. Saw sharks so close and lot of sea creatures. I was able to feed them too.Would suggest this to any animal lovers. Since the animals are in the sea habitat this makes this a nice aquarium.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Big entry fee for bigger yet disappointment. Very few fish and water fish were swimming in needed cleaning. Lots of the same types of fish. Don't waste your money.

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

I am sorry you did not feel your visit to the Aquarium was worth the price. Your ticket is valid for two days and includes our guided shark and turtle feedings along with a guided tour of our facility. We do have a 100% money back guarantee that I encourage you to take advantage of. You will find it on... More 

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