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“Good tour of the Hammock”

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
Ranked #15 of 168 things to do in Key West
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Owner description: The Eco-Discovery Center features more than 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, which interpret the resources and management efforts of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, two national parks, and four national wildlife refuges. Check out the exhibit on Aquarius, the world's only underwater ocean laboratory, the Living Reef exhibit, which includes a 2,500-gallon reef tank with living corals and tropical fish, the live Reef Cam, and other displays that highlight the coral reef environment. The Center is located in NOAA’s Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Complex on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West. Admission is always free (and so is parking), so be sure to stop by for a visit!
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“Good tour of the Hammock”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

You'll learn a lot about the South Florida ecosystem, and what is being done to protect it, when you tour the Eco-Discovery Center. Another free attraction (though it's good to make a donation), it's a good air-conditioned venue for an hour or so.

Visited September 2013
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Cutler Bay, Fl
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“Marine Environment”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Have been coming to Key West for years and did not know this place even existed. My daughter is really into things dealing with marine environment so this place was great for her. IT IS FREE! Hard to believe it is FREE. Great for all ages. They even have a little theater showing you about the marine environment. Very clean. They have a little shop, clean restrooms and vending machine for snacks and drinks. Also just a great place to cool off in the a/c

Visited September 2013
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boston, ma
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“Go Here Before Snorkeling”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Completely free, the Eco Discovery Center does a great job of educating visitors of different ecosystems you'll find in the Keys (mangroves, seagrass beds, and mangroves), and will educate all snorkelers and scuba divers of what they should expect during reef dives. Great place to spend an hour.

Visited September 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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“Second time visiting the center”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Attended a birthday party there that came with free admission to the facility. The theatre is excellent esp for children.

Visited August 2013
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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“Nice little Freebie”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

There is a great film showing of snorkelling the reef, some interactive bits and some live exhibits. It isn't any comparison to other larger sea life places, however, it was nice to see and free

Visited August 2013
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