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Upper Keys Activities and Attractions

African Queen - MM 100 in Key Largo. The original. From the movie. A unique attraction for Bogart fans. Located at the Holiday Inn in Key Largo.

Caribbean Shipwreck Museum & Research Institute - MM 102.6 in Key Largo. Sunken treasure and rare maritime artifacts from around the world.

Dolphins Plus - MM 99.5 in Key Largo. Experience the thrill of swimming with the dolphins.

Everglades Safaris - MM 102 in Key Largo. Ecology and nature tours into the myriad worlds of the Everglades.

Harry Harris Park - MM 92.5 in Key Largo. Playground, beach, tidal pool, covered picnic areas with barbecue grills.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park - MM 102.5 in Key Largo. Snorkeling, scuba tours, glass bottom boat tours, swimming and camping.

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary - Key Largo. 100 square miles of protected waters and live coral reefs. World class snorkeling and diving. Some terrific snorkeling sites are only 1 to 3 miles from shore in 5 to 8 feet of water, so even young children can see the incredible underwater sights of live coral reefs. A little further offshore, there is great diving in just 20 to 50 feet of water.

Key Largo Undersea Park - MM 103 in Key Largo. Stay at the world's only underwater hotel, the Jules Undersea Lodge. Dive for a fascinating view of marine life and the wreckage of a Spanish Galleon.

Rain Barrel - MM 86.7 on Plantation Key adjacent to Plantation Yacht Harbor resort and marina. Local working artists' village in a tropical hammock setting.

Indian Key Historical Site - MM 78.5 in Islamorada. State historical tours.

Lignumvitae Botanical Site - MM 78.5 in Islamorada. By boat, guided botanical tours.

Long Key State Park - MM 67.5 in lslamorada. Camping sites on a long, sandy beach. Nature tour trails and canoe trips.

San Pedro Underwater State Park - off Indian Key. The site of a 1733 shipwreck. Cannon replicas, trails, coral formations and schools of tropical fish make an interesting shallow water dive spot.

Theater of the Sea - MM 84.5 in Islamorada. Dolphin and sea lion shows. Swim with dolphins.

Treasure Village - MM 86 in Islamorada. Historic Shipwreck Museum.

Middle Keys Activities and Attraction

Crane Point Hammock - MM 50 in Marathon. This 64 acre densely wooded botanical preserve contains archaeological digs and many natural treasures.

Dolphin Research Center -MM 59 in Grassy Key. Dolphin encounter, dolphin insight, dolphin lab, educational walking tours.

Key Colony Beach Golf Course - MM 53.5 in Marathon. No tee times, clubs and pull carts, reasonable fees.

Museum of Natural History and Children's Museum - MM 50 in Marathon. Marine touch tanks, tropical fish feeding and nature trail.

Old Seven Mile Bridge - begins at MM 47 in Marathon. This bridge connects Marathon to the Lower Keys and is the home to the Seven Mile Bridge Run and the world's longest Fishing Pier.

Sombrero Country Club - MM 50 on Sombrero Road in Marathon. A private Country Club - but will honor other clubs' memberships.

Sombrero Beach - MM 50 in Marathon. Public park, playground, restrooms, covered picnic area, excellent swimming.

Pigeon Key - a four-acre island located 2.2 miles west of Marathon. Served as a construction and maintenance camp for the railroad. Today it is operated by a nonprofit local organization dedicated to preserving the history and environment of the Keys through education and research .

Lower Keys Activities and Attractions

Bahia Honda State Park - MM 37 in the Lower Keys. Recently named one of the top 10 beaches in North America. Marina, dive shop, cabins and camp sites.

Bat Tower - MM 17 in the Sugarloaf Key. A quirky early attempt to destroy mosquitoes.

Blue Hole & lack Watson Nature Trail - MM 30.5 in Big Pine Key. Blue Hole is a freshwater sinkhole which is inhabited by alligators and turtles, Observation area and small walking trail. 100 yards ahead lies the lack Watson Walking Trail - a 2/3 mile trail with information on the flora and fauna of the Lower Keys.

Coupon Bight State Aquatics Preserve - MM 28.5 - 31.5 in Big Pine Key. This preserve separates the mainland from an Oceanside peninsula.

Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge - MM 28.5 - 31.5 in Big Pine Key. Home to many migratory birds in the winter. Offers protection to rare and endangered species.

Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary - MM 28.5-31.5 off Big Pine Key. A popular center for divers interested in exploring this underwater site. It was named for the HMS Looe, a British frigate that ran aground there in a 1744 storm.

National Key Deer Refuge - MM 35 in Big Pine Key. Encompasses 2, 1 00 acres on Big Pine Key as haven for the deer.

Watson Hammock on the National Key Deer Refuge - in Big Pine Key. The Hammock is closed to all visitors during the spring Key deer fawning season. During the rest of the year, the area may be accessed by land or water.

Key West Activities and Attractions

Audubon House & Garden Tours - In Old Town Key West. See the works of John Audubon in this 19th Century restored home of Captain John H. Geiger.

Bahama Village - Key West. in the heart of Old Town. Restaurants, bars, shops, public pool and playground. Home of the Goombay Festival.

Conch Tour Train - In Old Town Key West. See the best of Key West on the World Famous Conch Tour Train.

Curry Mansion - in Old Town Key West. National Register residence with 22 rooms of antiques, porches, verandahs and widow's walk.

Customs House (Under Restoration) - In Old Town Key West. Florida's finest example of Romanesque Revival architecture. It originally housed the Post Office, U.S. Customs Service, U.S. District Court, the Internal Revenue Service and the Lighthouse Service.

Donkey Milk House Museum - In Old Town Key West. An 1866 restored Greek Revival Home.

East Martello Museum and Art Gallery - Key West. Everything you might want to know about our past and present.

Ernest Hemingway Home - In Old Town Key West. A registered national landmark. Where Hemingway wrote seventy-five percent of his works. .

Fort Jefferson - Dry Tortugas. Take a boat or plane out to explore the fort built during the Civil War. It is revealing of Key West's independent attitude that this most southern of cities fought on the Union side.

Fort Zachary Taylor - In Old Town Key West. Built between 1845-1866, this fort was seized by Union troops during the Civil War.

Heritage House Museum - In Old Town Key West. Tour the home of notable Key West family and the Robert Frost cottage and gardens.

Higgs Beach - Key West. Children's playground, pier, sailboat rentals, barbecue grills and picnic tables.

Island Aeroplane Tours - At Key West International Airport, View the reef and island from an open cockpit biplane.

Island City Flying Service - At Key West International Airport. Scenic flights over the reef and islands.

Key West Aquarium - In Old Town Key West. Thrilling shark feedings and group tours.

Key West Charter Boat Row - Thirty-five deep sea, head and light tackle boats.

Key West Cigar Factory - In Old Town Key West. Buy hand rolled cigars.

Key West City Cemetery - In Old Town Key West. Infamous for its peculiar headstones. Tours available. Maintained by the City of Key West.

Key West Golf Resort - Key West. 18-hole championship golf course designed by Rees Jones.

Key West Helicopter Tours - At Key West International Airport. See the sights, fly over the reef, watch the sunset.

Key West Seaplane Service - Key West. Trips to the Dry Tortugas, sightseeing and adventure flights.

Key West Shipwreck Historeum - In Old Town Key West. Learn about what made Key West the richest city in 1950's America.

Lighthouse & Military Museum - In Old Town Key West. A 90-foot tall lighthouse structure. 104 years old.

Little White House - In Old Town Key West. Home of President Harry S. Truman when not in Washington. Built in 1948.

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society Museum - In Old Town Key West. View historic weapons, emeralds, solid gold bars and artifacts from Spanish galleons.

Old Town Trolley - In Old Town Key West. Let expert native guides tour you through the history of Key West.

Red Barn Theater - In Old Town Key West. Year-round productions of original dramas, musicals and contemporary classics.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium - Located in the Historical Strand Theater in the heart of old town. See the bizarre and unusual.

Smathers Beach - Key West. Parasailing, jet ski rentals and picnic tables. Southernmost Point - In Old Town Key West. Everywhere in the U.S. is north of the Southernmost Point. An oversized red-striped buoy marks the spot.

Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center - Key West. Presenting opera, dance, symphonic and chamber music. National touring companies perform Shakespeare and current Broadway hits.

Waterfront Playhouse - In Old Town Key West. Year-round productions of original dramas, musicals and contemporary classics. .

Wrecker's Museum - In Old Town Key West. The oldest house in Key West, showing wrecking history, ship models, miniature Conch house.

Sunset Celebration at Mallory Docks - On a daily basis, just before sunset, a never ending variety of street entertainers, locals and tourists gather at the docs. You'll see mimes, jugglers, trained cats and , most evenings, a spectacular Florida Keys sunset.
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