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“BORING!!! SKIP IT.”

Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
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$15.03*
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Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
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$64.00*
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Day Excursion to Key West From Miami
Ranked #37 of 180 things to do in Key West
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Owner description: Discover the rich history of Key West’s shipwrecking past at the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum. Shipwreck artifacts, including a silver bar you can hold, fill the museum that is recreation of 19th century wrecker’s warehouse. A lookout tower and audio-visual displays share with guests the experiences of the dangerous world of ship wreckers. Storytellers, in period costume, bring history to life with tales ensuring a fun and fascinating experience for the entire family.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 17, 2013

I was really excited at the prospect of viewing articles salvaged from a shipwreck - not getting a lengthy, boring, lackluster history lesson. At the start, visitors have to endure a rather unexciting talk intended to perk the interest? It bored my eight year-old son who got so turned off, he wanted to leave and not do the tour. The management needs to find a way to get that portion of the tour on audio and run it while visitors explore the museum. We left halfway through presentation as my son was getting too fidgety. After that, I was so turned off I did not want to explore the artifacts. The only redemptive part of this is climbing the tower to see Key West from up high. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS ONE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE YOUNG CHILDREN.

Thank momofson
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Clinton C, General Manager at Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

I was sorry to read that your visit to the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum did not meet your expectations. We do offer a 100% money back guarantee with all of our tours which you can easily access by visiting the customer service area of our website.

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Well "decorated" in a shipwreck theme but not a lot of real artifacts. What they did have was mostly broken glass and rusty nails. Would make a neat place to have a business or wedding reception! Tower was cool and offered good views of KW.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The poeple running it were alittle long winded but very fun for the kids. Artifacts were very cool. Tower to the top gave the complete and best view of Key West.

Thank Helmontana37
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The tickets come with a brief tour, our 'guide' was knowledgable and engaging. The staff act as though they are a part of the age of salvaging wrecks. The contents of the museum are interesting including a 64lb bar of spanish silver from a wreck. A good way to spend an hour in the afternoon.

Thank EckoNZ
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is a great shipwreck museum in downtown Key West. If you want to know more about local history, this is a must while visiting the keys.

Thank amccarrison
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