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Florida Keys History & Discovery Center

Overseas Highway MM 82 by Islander Resort, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-922-2237
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This small museum is located in the Convention Center at mile marker 82.4, across from the Trading... read more

Reviewed today
Kathyame
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Buchanan, ny
via mobile
Good on its way to excellent

We enjoy visiting local history museums when we travel. The Florida Keys has an interesting past... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mashaddict
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Vernon Hills, IL
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“rail road” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Overseas Highway MM 82 by Islander Resort, Islamorada, FL 33036
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+1 305-922-2237
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"all ages"
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Reviewed today via mobile

This small museum is located in the Convention Center at mile marker 82.4, across from the Trading Post. There are very nice displays and artifacts giving insight into the history of the Keys. Three films are shown, the first introduces the viewer to Dr. Petrine...More

Thank Kathyame
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy visiting local history museums when we travel. The Florida Keys has an interesting past and is presented here in both passive and interactive ways. It has room to grow and plans to fill those rooms. It will be interesting to return on a...More

Thank mashaddict
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Discovery Center tells the history of the Keys from the Spanish explorers to the destruction of the Flaglar Rail Road from the 1935 huricane. Very clean and the staff is informative and delightful. Well worth the visit.

Thank William G
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

happened by on a windy day and enjoyed the displays. didn't realize that sea levels have been rising for thousands of years ! I understand the place was damaged by Irma so check ahead of time.

Thank melekalikimaka57
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Sometimes you wonder if a "museum" is a museum or a roadside attraction. This is mostly museum. Read the signs and go upstairs for the entire movie series. If you ever at a pineapple, an avocado, Mango, or had malaria--- Dr. Perrine is a man...More

Thank PickyBaer
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

We spent nearly 3 hours here reading everything and watching a little of a movie upstairs. Patty was helpful getting us started. The displays tell the story of the Keys: history, geography, Flagler train, hurricane disasters, pineapple farms, and everything. Not a huge place but...More

Thank Mimi S
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

You will learn here what it takes to create a tropical paradise and keep it going through hurricanes and all sorts of challenges that can only be found on the island chain that is the Florida Keys. The history of the railroad is a jumping...More

Thank MoDuke
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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

just visited,   up and running after hurricane, new pineapple exhibit.  theatre and exhibits were terrific.  I hear they are soon to start aquariums sponsored by Mott marine.  Can’t wait to check that out when finished! Hope it's done for my next visit to Islamorada.  

Thank clball2016
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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Very nice place. Learned a lot! Will definitely go back as I understand the display will rotate. Definitely worth checking out!

Thank Taxcatcpa
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

Discovering the history of the keys and artifacts a must see! Descover the ship wrecks and Flaglers rail road. The huricane of 1935 that killed so many workers.

Thank William G
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keysmuseumcurator, curator at Florida Keys History & Discovery Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2017

Thank you for visiting the museum. We are thrilled you had such a great visit!

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