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A Key Encounter - CLOSED

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Nice Free Attraction

A nice little free attraction. They have a few birds out front to take pictures with (a Scarlet... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2013
Aric T
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Nice spot

Nice spot for a quick visit. Tropical birds available to take pictures. Very interesting and... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2012
Hamburg, New York
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Sep 7, 2013
“A Great Experience”
May 27, 2013
“Something ENJOYABLE and FREE in Key West!”
Wildlife theater that features three huge screens, each showing different aspects of underwater life.
291 Front St, Clinton Square Market Mall, Key West, FL 33040-8367
+1 305-292-2070
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

I love A Key Encounter. I discovered it quite by accident over 10 years ago. The 2 films are lovely and very interesting. The wildlife walk is short, but beautiful and worthwhile. I can't believe RJP3 said this place is a scam. Not at all....More

Date of experience: September 2013
5  Thank oldways
Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is a wonderful hidden gem. Even locals don't know about it! It's INSIDE the Clinton Square Market Mall on the top floor. NICE volunteers are very friendly and helpful. Live birds do a meet-n-greet inside the door. We had a lot of fun holding...More

Date of experience: March 2013
7  Thank skk1943
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Nuff said --- any place that has to trick you to their religious propaganda should not be trusted. Again if they were HONEST about their evangelical intent fine, but they are not. Of course the Chic-Fil-A cruise ship crowd may love it.

Date of experience: January 2013
9  Thank RJP3
Reviewed January 7, 2013

A nice little free attraction. They have a few birds out front to take pictures with (a Scarlet Macaw, a Blue and Gold Macaw and a Moluccan Cockatoo) as well as some inside you can hold. They have two shows, one is a planetarium show...More

Date of experience: December 2012
2  Thank Aric T
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The LARGE SCREEN Key movie is the best to watch. They are always very nice and welcoming when you arrive and will even play the movie if you are the only one. My kids love to watch the movie. They show you many of the...More

Date of experience: August 2012
2  Thank Leslee78
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Nice spot for a quick visit. Tropical birds available to take pictures. Very interesting and educational film about the flora and fauna of the keys. Also a planetarium show, which we did not have time to view.

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank jpyzek
Reviewed May 25, 2012

I have been to the Key Encounter a couple times. It is truly the best thing in the Florida Keys. The presentation is wonderful. The birds are great and the white bird in the lobby can't get enough love. If you planning a trip to...More

Date of experience: November 2011
4  Thank Marty V
Reviewed March 15, 2012

The Key West Encounter was informative and uplifting. The planetarium was also interesting. All for free and provided by a religious organization so of course the attraction has a Christian message. Relaxing and insightful a pleasant change from the obvious decadence of much of the...More

Date of experience: February 2012
2  Thank Carrie C
Reviewed March 9, 2012

Sham intended to get people to view their evangelical nonsense: ridiculous that they can pretend to be a nature center!

5  Thank sassy_savvy
Reviewed February 10, 2012

This is a peaceful place to visit in busy Key West. The three screen presentation is beautiful and speaks gracefully of creation of various creatures. The volunteers are fun and friendly, the parrots are beautiful, and the handouts are thoughtful and uplifting.

2  Thank SunshineKodiak
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