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Key West Aquarium
Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium

1 Whitehead Street, Key West, 33040-6634

The Basics

The Key West Aquarium ranks among the island’s most popular family attractions. An admission ticket is valid for two consecutive days, allowing visitors to browse the exhibits or join 30-minute guided tours to learn more about the animals and the history of Key West. The aquarium is a stop on the Key West hop-on hop-off trolley, and the popular Conch Train ends its 90-minute island tour at Mallory Square, a short walk from the aquarium.

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Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
star-4.5
$50.36 per adult
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Got there too late
We got there too late. Only got a hour and half in. But, that was not your fault. The boat did not get in until noon, then Sloppy Joes. By the time we got on the hope on hope off it was 2:45
William_H, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Key West

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Respecting the Dead
Jo_B, Aug 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Passionate guides and super skilled trolley driver! Great history about the Isle of Bones and worth the time! Sorry, no drinks-poos on this trip or find yourself on the side of the road in a very haunted spot Yes, we are the doomed!
star-5
Excellent historical, dark adventure!
Miriam_W, Aug 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Clara, our tour guide, was an excellent speaker and thoroughly knowledgeable of the darker side of the history of Key West. Nick, our driver, was safe and effective.
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You’re doomed
Thomas_L, Aug 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Learned a lot of back stories of old Key West. Some stories aren’t that old. GREAT tour guide !! Highly recommend
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Anniversary Ghosts!
Stephen_K, Aug 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
The tour guide was amazing and kept the excitement going! Really well put together tourist attraction.
star-5
A great way to get a feel for Key West
Sam_H, Jul 2022
Key West Conch Tour Train
Our guide, Gabriel, was entertaining and informative. We loved every bit of the experience. Would recommend the early tour...it can get pretty hot.
star-4
I really enjoyed my visit and will definitely do it again
Jeannette_S, Jul 2022
Key West Conch Tour Train
It was been I while since I have visited Key West. Just being there to take advantage of the beauty and admire the history of the island. The train gave us an opportunity to see the island in a compact view. We were able to go back and walk around to areas we wanted to see more of.
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Awesome experience on hop on hop off trolley tour.
Dennis_L, Jul 2022
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Very informative and entertaining info on history of Key West. Tim did a great job on development and historical aspects of Old Town and New Town.
star-5
Karl and Isaac were great...
Donna_Z, Aug 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Karl and Isaac were great tour guides. It was a hit night and the open windows and breeze were a great tour of the island.
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Great Tour...did the...
Marlene_H, Jul 2022
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Great Tour...did the whole route twice, both guides were good, but each gave a little bit different natation which was good. Entertaining
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We were doomed, but...
Penny_S, Aug 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
We were doomed, but enjoyed ourselves. The guide was great! We would highly recommend for adults. There were kids there but it really isn’t for them.
star-4
I ain’t afraid of no ghost…
Mike_O, Aug 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Our tour guide was amazing. However if you’re taller than 5 foot 3”, you will not have any leg room as your knees will go directly into the seat in front of you on the tour bus.
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Excellent
Jamie_C, Aug 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Was relaxing, enjoyable and not rushed. The host was funny yet informative and you can participate as little or as much as you wish
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Key West Aquarium is a hit with families traveling with kids.

  • The aquarium is wheelchair-accessible and dog-friendly.

  • Give yourself 45 minutes to an hour to explore the aquarium exhibits, or more if you plan to take a guided tour.

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How to Get There

The aquarium is centrally located in Key West Old Town, within easy walking distance of several nearby attractions. Because parking is limited in the area, it’s a good idea to hire a taxi or take the bus or trolley to Mallory Square.

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When to Get There

The aquarium is open daily, year-round. It’s busiest during the winter high season (December to February), so come early on a weekday during this period. Because exhibits are covered, the aquarium is an excellent option for a rainy day or a particularly hot afternoon.

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History of the Aquarium

The Key West Aquarium was built during the Great Depression, between 1933 and 1935, as part of the federal government’s Works Progress Administration program to help create jobs for struggling Key Westers. When the aquarium first opened, admission was just 15 cents.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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