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Florida Keys History & Discovery Center

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One day during our trip to the Keys it rained. We looked for something to do indoors and found this... read more

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44TonyS
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Rome, Georgia
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Wonderful museum and awesome staff!!! Worth the visit! Loved the filmed interviews of the 1935... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kathyleidy
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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A world-class museum featuring interactive exhibits delving into Florida Keys history, aquariums exploring the Florida Reef, Corals, and the invasive Lionfish, a 35-seat movie theater, and research library.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Overseas Highway MM 82 by Islander Resort, Islamorada, FL 33036
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+1 305-922-2237
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One day during our trip to the Keys it rained. We looked for something to do indoors and found this place. It was great. Don’t wait for a rainy day just go. The place is like new and very nice. We were greeted by a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful museum and awesome staff!!! Worth the visit! Loved the filmed interviews of the 1935 hurricane survivors and the Henry Flagler railroad story. As a US history buff it was fascinating!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kathyleidy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is very good museum that is both fun and instructional. The audio-visuals helped tie everything together. The aquariums were stunning and so well maintained. I suppose the theater was my favorite. I learned so very much about the Keys. And the docent there was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a relatively small museum, but very well done. We didn’t allow enough time to see everything, especially the movies. There are 4 or 5 movies that tell different stories about the keys. We watched one about the building of the railroad - very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LTCLS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is very nicely done. Lots to look at. We viewed 2 of their movies. One on hurricanes they have gone thru, and one on the building of the railroad. These were both very interesting, especially the railroad film, after seeing the railroad bridge...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to know more about Islamorada and the Upper Keys, this is the place to go. Great exhibits. Thoughtful descriptions. Beautiful area right next to newly renovated Islander Resort.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank frejan96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the first floor, you will learn about The Keys' First People, Spanish influence, the wrecking and sport fishing industries, Henry Flagler, the pineapple industry, and tourism. You can also observe colorful fishes and other creatures found in The Keys' waters. All this is their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank AmosRedux
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We learned a lot about the history of Florida Keys and Tamiami Trail. The short film on the everglades and our ecosystem was great.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Maria Elena S
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting place! Learned some new information about the history of the Keys. Some of the interactive screens were pretty slow to work. The volunteer at the front desk was friendly and knowledgeable. Really liked the piece on how Robbie’s was started!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank coconutpalmtree
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This is a great place to go and see artifacts, movies and touch-screen stories of the Keys History. It will keep your interest. Movies were factual especially hurricane stories.

Date of experience: May 2018
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