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Navarre, Florida
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Key west with children

We are traveling to Key West via cruise ship in 2 weeks and have a 6&8 year old. Any suggestions on activities that children would enjoy?

Lorain, OH
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The Key West Toy Store is pretty awesome, located very close to the cruise dock in the Clinton Square Mall. Further down Duval you will find the Butterfly Conservatory, which I absolutely loved. You might also want to consider the Conch Train Tour, which would be a sneaky way to throw in a little "educational" fun as Key West has a pretty rich history. Otherwise, there are also tons of water sports available, and the kiosks are all over the dock area, or close to it.

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There is also the aquarium right where the ships dock.

Williamsville, New...
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We are bringing our kids in March/April. Planning on all of the above with them. Also planning on a dolphin watching excursion & Fort Zach most days. If you don't want to bring beach stuff with you, you can buy inflatable rafts & other beach things pretty cheap down there.

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And just a bit beyond that is the shipwreck museum. There are great views from the tower and you'd probably be able to get a good shot of your boat from up there...

http://www.keywestshipwreck.com/

Then check the various stores along the same small alley, especially the sponge store.

Pjk

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A lot of nice recommendations here! Be sure to visit the Eco Discovery Center, located by the entrance of Ft. Zach. An easy walk from Truman Annex. They have a lot of hands on exhibits for the kids, and a short entertaining movie (AC, nice restrooms, gift shop) no entry fee, but donations are appreciated.

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Oh, and for a nice souvenir, visit the Key West kite shop...

www.keywestkitecompany.com/Our_Products.html

Pjk

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Navarre, Florida
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Thank you all for the great suggestions!! I'll check them out!!! Wish we had more than one day to eplore Key West!! Looks like there is lots to do.

Katy Texas
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How about any snorkeling for kids?

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"Thank you all for the great suggestions!! I'll check them out!!! Wish we had more than one day to eplore Key West!! Looks like there is lots to do."

There is a road that connects the mainland to Key West. You don't have to quit with just a cruise ship stop.

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