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​​​​​​​​​Key West Turtle Museum

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Address: 200 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6640
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+1 305-294-0209
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Thu - Sun 11:00 - 16:00

The only Sea Turtle museum in the world.

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This small museum is a lovely interlude on a walk around the Key West Harbor. The very enthusiastic volunteer is happy to answer all your questions and give you an insight into a... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This small museum is a lovely interlude on a walk around the Key West Harbor. The very enthusiastic volunteer is happy to answer all your questions and give you an insight into a little known industry. Recommended for both children and adults.

Thank JeffreyGL48
Ewing, New Jersey
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 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 

Thank Benwa52
Beavercreek, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 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.

Thank Venis E
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 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.

Thank Barbara H
Palm Harbor, Florida
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

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

1 Thank Samuraismom
Dallas TX
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 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.

Thank LuanaDallasTX
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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301 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 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.

1 Thank Jed3
Miami, Florida
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119 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 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.

1 Thank JamLam3
New Jersey
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292 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 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.

1 Thank travelman1979_10
Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 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 

Thank Justtwobeachbums

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