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Address: 200 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6640
Phone Number: +1 305-294-0209
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The only Sea Turtle museum in the world.

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Best Seafood for the price-and Turtle Races!

I had a combo lobster/scallops combo that was fabulous and priced much better than the other restaurants. The turtle races were fun as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
LuanaDallasTX
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Dallas TX
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Ewing, New Jersey
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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, what there is is very interesting. And, make sure you talk to the curator. He... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Venis E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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

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Dallas TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I had a combo lobster/scallops combo that was fabulous and priced much better than the other restaurants. The turtle races were fun as well.

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Thank LuanaDallasTX
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 the about 30 named turtles that were there. Too much.

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1 Thank Jed3
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this free, self - guided museum. It clearly wants to convey a good message of being aware of our environment and some of the fragile species around us. It takes 15-20 min and worth it.

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1 Thank JamLam3
New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Small, free museum on the history of KW, turtles, and cannery. Very interesting info, most which I never knew. Right in front of Turtle Krawls. Took about 15-20 min to do the self guided tour.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was an interesting place to visit, lots of old pictures and some history of the turtle cannery that used to operate out of the area. I rather enjoy things like this because it gives you get a feel for what the Old Key West was like and shows you the hard work that went into making it the place... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Really? We walked here today because the posted hours were Tuesday 10a-5p. Yup, it was Tuesday and it was noon, but they weren't open. Don't ask at the Turtle Kraal bar either. Even though they were very nice, they didn't know.

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