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“Full of treasures” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Key West Shipwreck Museum

Key West Shipwreck Museum
1 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
305 292 8990
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Ranked #40 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Specialty Museums
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Owner description: Discover the rich history of Key West’s shipwrecking past at the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum. Shipwreck artifacts, including a silver bar you can hold, fill the museum that is recreation of 19th century wrecker’s warehouse. A lookout tower and audio-visual displays share with guests the experiences of the dangerous world of ship wreckers. Storytellers, in period costume, bring history to life with tales ensuring a fun and fascinating experience for the entire family.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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“Full of treasures”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

great guide and fun for folks of all ages!!! Give yourself 30 minutes and watch the movie at the end!

Visited February 2013
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“fun and informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

nice 'back in time' actors to share the stories of salvaging shipwrecks on the reefs around the islands, and lotsa cool stuff saved from the ocean bottoms, including a silver bar you can lift, weighing like 65 lbs or something! plus a crow's nest view of the island!!

Visited January 2013
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“Boring, over acting by staff.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Boring, not worth 15.00. Should be 5.00! Staff puts on an act. Not interesting at all. 100 percent money back if you're not satisfied. Still haven't received a response or my money after sending them an email.

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Clinton C, General Manager at Key West Shipwreck Museum, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your tour with us. We do have a 100% money back guarantee and our records show that our customer service department is working on your refund.
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Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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“Good time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stopped there as our first attraction while visiting Key West on a cruise. The staff was very knowledgeable and they did have a lot of artifacts. I was disappointed that there really wasn't that much shipwreck gold and silver to view. Mostly all tools and normal daily items people would have used. The tower there makes it worth while though. As one of the highest points in Key West it made some nice photos.

Visited January 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Interesting and Educational”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

An interesting museum with neat artifacts. The actors do a great job at what they do. Climb to the top of the tower for a great view of KW. Doesn't take long to go through and gives some insight on KW history. If you go, please give them the courtesy of not talking or leaving your cell phone on. Others are paying to see / hear the information too.

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