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​​​​​​​​​Key West Turtle Museum

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Not a Big Museum but worth a Visit

This is the old Turtle Kraals and Cannery in Key West where they canned soup and turtle meat from... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2018
Bothell, Washington

This small museum is a lovely interlude on a walk around the Key West Harbor. The very enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2016
New York City, New York
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The only Sea Turtle museum in the world.
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200 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6640
+1 305-294-0209
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Reviewed August 3, 2018

I love turtles and really looked forward to visiting the Turtle Museum. All the information I saw, including their website, indicated they would open at 11am. I arrived shortly after 11 and saw a sign saying they were closed for the summer. What a disappointment.

1  Thank karenr132
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Small, non-descript building next to an ancient turtle corral. The curator-owner jumped up as we walked in and passionately descrbed his mission to save sea turtles. No charge, donations only.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

This is the old Turtle Kraals and Cannery in Key West where they canned soup and turtle meat from 1912 to 1957. There are 7 species of sea turtles and they are all endangered and the folks who run this small museum spend their time,,...More

1  Thank mgalex
Reviewed December 16, 2017

First of all, I can't believe the last review for this attraction was about a year ago. Cmon people..please go check out this little gem.This is an absolutely FREE attraction. What the Key West Turtle Musuem lacks in size it certainly makes up for in...More

1  Thank m4hnidj
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This small museum is a lovely interlude on a walk around the Key West Harbor. The very enthusiastic volunteer is happy to answer all your questions and give you an insight into a little known industry. Recommended for both children and adults.

1  Thank JeffreyGL48
Reviewed April 4, 2016

My daughter and I stopped by the Museum on Friday, April 1, 2016. There is no charge - just a donation bottle. There are no turtles in the museum - that would be in violation of State and Federal laws. Though not alot to see,...More

Thank Benwa52
Reviewed February 20, 2016

Just a tiny shack near the Turtle Crawls. Worth going in to find a little history about the area. Kids trinkets mostly and donations help wildlife in area.

Thank Venis E
Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Turtle museum is located in a restored cannery. Quick visit but very informative. Adopt a turtle for $10. Non-profit group helped 700 hatchlings make it to the ocean last spring.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed May 16, 2015

It was okay, but hot and muggy. Thought it would be more informative. Will pass on this one next time.

1  Thank Samuraismom
Reviewed March 10, 2015

Our guided tour started off with a picture and description of the various turtles in the world. Then there were was a discussion of what can affect turtles, and what they do to help sick turtles. Then there was a complete history of each of...More

1  Thank Jed3
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