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“Hokey” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Duval Street Wreckers Museum

Duval Street Wreckers Museum
322 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040
305 294 9502
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Ranked #52 of 94 Attractions in Key West
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Hokey”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

Not much here. I'd go the pirate place instead next time.

Visited January 2011
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Forest, Virginia
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“Skip it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

Was a disappointment. Not all that many exciting artifacts. Waste of $12.

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San Francisco, California
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“If you love history, don't miss this museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

This is a fabulous collection of artifacts from a wreck of a Spanish vessel from the early 1600s. Amazing wealth of materials with an excellent narrative adjacent to each.

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Washington, DC
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“Not that interesting”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2008

My husband and I went to the wreckers museum and weren't very impressed. The museum is basically two small rooms with artifacts in them. There is a guy dressed up like a historical wrecker who talks in the first room for about 10-15 minutes. After that, you walk around the other rooms by yourself looking at artifacts, and they have videos you can watch, which didn't seem particularly interested. As an adult, I thought the museum/tour was only mildly interesting, and the fact that the tour guide was "in character" during his schpiel was hokie. There were some kids on the tour, and they didn't seem that excited about it either. The only good thing was going up in the tour, which gives you a great view of the island and is a good photo op.

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Wellington, Florida
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“Intesting museum for all ages.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2007

Ok so as museums go its small and very dark. But I love how you really got a perspective for what life was like before this little island became a tourist destination. I had no idea that the wrecking industry even existed before this trip. They work hard to make you believe you are in the hayday of the wrecking business with actors teaching you about the wrecking trade. After the actors presentation you do a self lead tour through artifacts and photos. At each display you listen to a story or watch a video. After enjoying the A.C. for a bit you head outside to climb the tower for a breath taking view of Key West. (Great photo op!) Then in the basement is another video about the wreckers. This is a great museum for kids and adults alike.

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