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Key West Aquarium, Key West

Key West Aquarium, Key West (must see)

Dating from 1932 and claiming to be the first tourist attraction in the Keys, the Aquarium attracts first-time visitors by its uniqueness. Originally open-air (one of the first and largest at the time), it is now home to exhibits on alligators, Atlantic Shores talks, jellyfish, shark feedings, sea turtle conservation, and a touch tank. Some people complain about the price, but put this on your list if you prefer aquariums where you can take time looking at each exhibit rather than fighting off crowds for just a peek. Giant sharks thrash around during feeding time in the outdoor pens and tiny colorful reef fish flit about in small tanks lining the walls inside. The ticket is good for two days and you can go in and out as much as you want.

Why You Should Visit:
The shark feeding is something to see, plus some really interesting murals of the local history in a very quaint space.
Tours aren't crowded; you can easily hear and there is enough breathing room around if you avoid the heat of the day.

Tip:
Check the feeding schedule to take advantage of the full experience.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am–6pm

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Key West Aquarium on Map

Sight Name: Key West Aquarium
Sight Location: Key West, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Create Your Own Walk in Key West

Create Your Own Walk in Key West

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