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Sightseeing and landmarks in Florida Keys

History museums

History Museum
“Have you seen where Hemingway used to live? Well, you have unique opportunity to experience yourself his residence first hand and feel the vibe old Key West architecture used to offer.”
  • 26 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great place to learn about the history of our oceans and diving. Great fun even for the kids! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
History Museum
“Mel Fisher spent 7 years successfully salvaging the 1715 Fleet, a fleet of sunken treasure-laden ships, which sank off the coastline - which is why the surrounding area got the name, "Florida's Treasure Coast". He then went on to discover the main pile of the Nuestra Señora de Atocha in July of 1985. This is the largest underwater treasure find in history. Mel's family continues the search for the remaining cargo of the Atocha today.”
  • 10 locals recommend
History Museum
“88 steps to the top Lighthouse is worth it for the views. Once you're up there the viewing balcony at the top is very narrow. After taking in the amazing views take a look around the keeper's quarters, which have been around since 1887. The cozy house is now a museum that surveys the history of lighthouses in the Keys, with photographs and various artifacts. One ticket gets you access to both the lighthouse and the museum. Admission for adults costs $10; kids ages 6 and up get in for $5, while children 5 and younger can enter for free. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“A very nice free museum. Take the kids for an educational outing that is free! Small museum and a few airplanes to touch and jump in on.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark

Scenic lookouts

Plaza
“Come two hours before sundown and watch the square turn into street performers everywhere! And then turn your attention to the beautiful, picture perfect sunset! ”
  • 29 locals recommend

Historic sites

Castle
“Fans of the mystical will love the Coral Castle Museum, which houses a sculpture garden made entirely of coral rock. The park's oddities begin with its creator, Ed Leedskalnin, who constructed the whole garden from 1923 to 1951 in secrecy. Part of the museum's fun comes from puzzling how one man could have secretly moved and carved more than 1,100 tons of rock. Another excellent question for the Coral Castle Museum's visitors: why? Most recent travelers were delighted by the Coral Castle Museum's classic roadside attraction charm, though others felt it entrance was too pricey. Some praise the museum's tour guides, who weave Ed Leedskalnin's complex story into the information regarding each of the unique sculptures. Just don't expect to leave with any definitive answers. The cost of admission ranges: $18 for adults ages 13 to 64, $15 for seniors ages 65 and older, $8 for children age 7 to 12 and free for kids 6 and younger. The Coral Castle Museum opens at 9 a.m. daily and closes at 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The museum welcomes visitors from its position roughly 30 miles south of Miami, between the cities of Homestead and Leisure City. Check the Coral Castle Museum website if you want to learn more about this genuinely wacky Florida attraction.”
  • 40 locals recommend
History Museum
“Have you seen where Hemingway used to live? Well, you have unique opportunity to experience yourself his residence first hand and feel the vibe old Key West architecture used to offer.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Perfect beach with plenty of shade trees and a Civil War era fort to explore.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Historic Site
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

History Museum
“Great place to learn about the history of our oceans and diving. Great fun even for the kids! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Library
“Free movie rentals, internet access, book rentals and more (membership required) ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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