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Must See Things in Key West Part 13 Featured

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If you’re planning a trip to Key West, just know…you’ll never get bored. Key West is more than sunny skies and pristine beaches. Key West is filled with festivals, events, and historical sights.

Each month, we enjoy sharing with you some must-see places to explore during your trip to Key West. No matter your interest, you’ll find something for you to enjoy. Key West is great for people of all ages.  

July is a great time to explore Key West, because it’s sunny and the crowds are smaller.  

If you’re coming to Key West by boat, dock with us at Florida Marina Club’s Key West Harbour. If you need a place to stay or looking to grab a bite to eat, Key West Harbour has some great fine dining options, and private suites that provide guests with a luxurious, private getaway. 

Below, our team at Florida Marina Clubs has listed two more spots for you to check out during your next trip down to Key West.

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center – In this center, you will learn about the native plants and animals of the Keys on land and in the water. This establishment’s goal is to increase awareness and appreciation to protect and conserve the precious ecosystem of south Florida. There is over 6,000 square feet of interactive and dynamic exhibits. You will see exhibits on the hardwood hammock, beach dunes, mangrove shorelines, seagrass flats, hardbottom coral reefs and more. There is a short film to watch on the ecosystem, as well. The center also has a marine laboratory living reef exhibit, which has a 2,500-gallon reef tank. There is a gift shop and the proceeds go back to the center for education programs. The center is located at 35 E Quay Rd, Key West. It is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oldest House in Key West –   The Oldest House in Key West is a museum open to the public where staff and docents provide visitors with historical information about the house, and the family who lived in the home. Inside the home, you will see family portraits, original furnishings, shop models and documents. This home was the home of Captain Francis Watlington, his wife, and nine daughters. He was a customs inspector, lightship captain, and harbor pilot. There is a backyard and garden to explore, as well. This is the only surviving Cook House in south Florida run by the Old Island Restoration Foundation. The museum is available for events and weddings. The museum if located at 322 Duval Street, Key West. It is free and open to the public Monday and Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come back to the blog in August to read about more sights in Key West! 

If you love Key West, spend more time down here in your boat. Key West and boating go together well! Florida Marina Club’s Key West Harbour location is located near downtown Key West and has dry and wet slip storage options for your boat. Looking to stay overnight or for a few days? Key West Harbour has private oceanfront suites. Come check out our marina today! Click our Key West Marina  page or call our Key West Harbour office at 305-292-3121 for more information.  

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