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“Aqaurium” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium
1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
800 868 7482
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Ranked #274 of 523 Attractions 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, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Sigourney, Iowa
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“Aqaurium”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

This was a terrific Aquarium, small but clean. You get to touch and feed some of the fish, and and staff was very friendly. They have a nice dispaly of fish that are found in the Key West Area and have Sharks, Turtles, StigRays, and other fine examples of sea life. Located right along the water, among shops and bars. We were given a discount through the Trolly Tours and paired with the Shipwreck Museum.

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“Always fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We have been to KW numerous times and this is always on our agenda. Great tanks with interesting marine life. If you have children, this is a great place to spend an hour or so.

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Beaumont, Texas
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“Small fun for kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a small aquariun nothing fancy. A few small tanks and a outdoor pen with some sharks. Our 8 & 9 year old boys like dit , they also were able to help feed. It was worth the 8 dollar entrance fee for the kids and we were able to use up some time before getting back on our cruise ship.

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“Keep your little ones close”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

When you first enter the aquarium there is a very nice touch tank. We were excited that our toddler could easily reach into the tank and touch several critters. The staff was very friendly and encouraged exploration (so often we feel overwhelmed by the rules and overbearing staff, but definitely not here). Imagine our surprise when our little one ran to the next tank, that was equally as accessible, only to find out it contained turtles and the next tank sharks! She just didn't understand! We were able to find many other things for her to look at and enjoy. The staff gave a very informative talk while feeding the sharks. We thoroughly enjoyed the place, just glad we didn't loose any fingers!

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Detroit, Michigan
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“Fun for a side trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

This is a fun place to visit and get touchy feely with live sting rays, horseshoe crabs, and sea cucumbers. This small exhibition of sea life will only take about an hour or so to walk through and should not take the place of Sea World or a snorkeling trip. As a smaller aquarium I would rate it fair due to its depleted condition. Nice for a side trip.

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