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“Neat Little Attraction” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium
1 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
+1 888-544-5927
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$14*
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Key West Aquarium
Ranked #40 of 151 things to do in Key West
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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 young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Wauwatosa
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Neat Little Attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

As many reviewers mentioned, it is a small aquarium. Happily I knew this going in so we weren't disappointed. The staff are all very friendly and familiar with the animals. We were lucky enough to get there when they were feeding many of the critters so we got to see them feed the sharks, grouper, tarpon, barracuda, and rays.

Visited November 2012
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good, but small”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I love aquariums and tis one is good with some good exhibits, but it is a little small. Take 1 hour max from your schedule for this. Make sure you go during one of the talks you can see them feed the sharks and touch a baby nurse shark if you time it right!

Visited November 2012
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Haan, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Interesting but expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

The aquarium and its guided tour are interesting, bit with $14 per adult a little too expensive in my eyes

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KCB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“GREAT FOR KIDS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I love to drive down and take my kids to learn all about the sea animals. They have an amazing touch tank that the kids can reach into and experience a few of the animals at the Aquarium. Great educational tour, a chance to pet a shark and watch them feed sting rays.

Visited August 2012
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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This "water zoo" is hard to discribe because it admittedly is old, small, and home to many injured animals that could not survive in the wild, which means it cannot fairly be compared to other aquariums. However, it also is not overwhelming and exhausting like other multi-storied complexes, which means one gets to fully enjoy the hour or two it takes to leisurally immerse in all the sea life and read all the information contained in this two building/4 outdoor tank exhibit. We really had the best time here getting so close to seeing all the many animals - Some behind glass tanks, and others in pools. The staff was so friendly volunteering answers to all our questions, and seemed to really know and care about their "friends" in residence there. Do not go if looking for the largest or newest or most varied, etc., type of living museum, but plan to stop here if you really want a quiet, personal and fun visit to learn and see more about local aquatic life.

Visited November 2012
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