See it. Feel It. Live it.
Drink it all in with the unparalleled collection of rare artifacts that
include Captain Kidd's last journal, Blackbeard's weapons, and
the only authentic pirate treasure chest in the world, as we take
you aboard - and even below deck - on an amazing interactive
journey back 300 years of high seas adventure.
Pat Croce's PIRATE SOUL Museum
Front and Simonton Streets - 1 block off Duval St.
Key West, FL
Said to be named for large flocks of White-crowned pigeons (Columba
leucocephala Linnaeus) which once roosted here. During the building of
the Florida East Coast Railway Key West Extension, a major construction
depot was located here, the jumping off point for construction of the Seven
Mile Bridge. A number of buildings from the Flagler era remain on the
island. Pigeon Key is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Pidgeon Key is located off old Seven Mile Bridge and is accessible by foot
or by shuttle service from the Pigeon Key Visitor Center on Knight's Key.
Admission charged. Children free.
The first undersea park in the United States, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State
Park, and the adjacent Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, cover
approximately 178 nautical square miles of coral reefs, seagrass beds and
mangrove swamps. The park extends 3 miles into the Atlantic Ocean and is
approximately 25 miles in length. These areas were established to protect and
preserve a portion of the only living coral reef in the continental United States.
- Glass bottom boat tours
- Snorkel tours
- Scuba diving and scuba
- Boat rentals
- Concession center
- Visitor center and aquarium
- Gift shops
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Key Largo, FL
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Key West Museum
108 Duval St.
Key West, FL
Over 500 exhibits in 13 themed galleries on 2 floors
Dozens of huge glittering tarpons live near Robbie's Marina where visitors buy buckets of fish to feed them
and watch them frantically eating as much as they can as fast as they can.
Robbie's of Islamorada Tarpon Feeding
Schooner Western Union
202 William St
Key West, FL
The last tall ship built in Key West ~ 1939.
The official flagship of the city of Key West.
The Schooner Western Union is on the
National Register of Historic Places.
Built and home ported in Key West, this
ship was launched in 1939 as a working
schooner. She sailed the Caribbean and
South Atlantic until 1974.
Now back in Key West, this authentic
vintage tall ship sails visitors around the
waters of the Conch Republic daily.
- Day Sails
- Sunset Sails
- Star Gazing Sails
Seven Mile Bridge
(new and old)
The Old Seven Mile Bridge was an engineering marvel in its day and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. It
rested on a record 546 concrete piers. No cars are allowed on the old bridge today, but a 2.2mile segment is open for biking,
walking, and roller blading ending at historic Pigeon Key.
The Seven Mile Bridge is one of the most-photographed images in the Keys. Actually measuring 6.79 mi long, it connects the
Middle and Lower Keys and is believed to be the world's longest segmental bridge. It has 39 expansion joints separating its
cement sections. Each April, runners gather in Marathon for the annual Seven Mile Bridge Run.
Key West Shipwreck Historeum Museum
1 White St
Key West, FL
Step back to Key West of 1851 and discover the treacherous
world of shipwrecking and how it made Key West the richest
city in the United States. Live actors, artifacts, laser
technology and a 60' lookout tower make the experience one
of a kind.
Whitehead and South Street
Southernmost tip of the island (and the United
States), only 90 miles to Cuba
Tickets available at the Holiday Inn, Key Largo. Sailing
times vary, check their Web site for a complete schedule.
Full Las Vegas-style casino gambling including blackjack,
roulette, 3x odds dice, five-card poker and slots.
Visit the most Historically important site in South Florida. This building
served as the functioning White House of the United State for 175 days of
- Guided tours daily
- Museum Gift Shop
- Free Self guided botanical tour
- Listed on the national register of historic places.
Open daily from 9:00am - 5:00 pm.
Mannillo and Jack C. Watson Nature Trails
MM 30, Located in the National Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key. Hikers have the opportunity to see many different
species of birds, reptiles and mammals by taking the .7 mile hike on the Jack C. Watson Trail or the .1 mile
handicapped-accessible hike on the Manillo Trail Spur.
This is a 17 acre marine mammal facility. They offer
guided tours that feature many species of marine life,
tropical birds and reptiles.
- Bottomless Boat Rides
- Parrot Show
- Swim with Dolphins, Sea Lions or Stingrays
- Meet the Sea Lion
- 4-hour dolphin adventure snorkel cruise
- 1/2 and full day fishing charters.
Reservations recommended. Shows from 9:30 am to 4:
00 pm every day.
Theater of the Sea
The Turtle Hospital was opened in 1986 with four main goals: 1) repair
injured sea turtles and return them to the wild, 2) educate the public
through outreach programs to local schools, 3) conduct and assist with
research which aids the sea turtles (in conjunction with state universities),
and 4) work toward environmental legislation which makes the beaches
and water safe and clean for sea turtles.
Price of admission includes an approximate 45 minute educational guide
of the hospital with a presentation and a 45 minute guide through the sea
turtle rehabilitation area.
Guests staying at Hidden Harbor Motel receive a complimentary guided
CHILDREN (4-12 years old): $7.50
NOW DAILY AT 10:00, 1:00 and 4:00!
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED - PLEASE CALL 305-743-2552
Please note this is a working hospital therefore the guided educational
experience is subject to cancellation due to turtle emergencies and/or
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