6 Places To Visit In The Keys
Florida Keys Wild Bird Center
Free to enter and hard to leave—the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Keys. You can learn all about the rare native bird population and see how the center takes care of injured, orphaned and sick birds. Donations are encouraged—but your trip to the Bird Center will be free.
Rain Barrel Artisans Village
Looking for somewhere beautiful, peaceful and relaxing? You can stroll through the tropical gardens of the Rain Barrel Artisans Village. Have your photo taken with Betty the Lobster, and get those unique holiday gifts for those you left at home. You can even wait while the artist creates your gift in front of you.
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
The Coral Reef State Park features a beautiful 30,000 gallon saltwater aquarium and a number of natural history exhibits that really shows off the park’s very unique marine environment. You can also catch nature videos at the theatre, and for those who like to be part of the action, you can take a ride on the glass bottom boat trips and even have a go at snorkelling.
History of Diving Museum
Take advantage of one of the most interesting museums in the Keys. If you want to take your interest in diving further, you can attend the free lecture series with historians and diving experts from around the world. If you’re interested in what lies beneath the water—this is the museum for you.
Long Key Bridge fishing
Get your fishing licence and cast off. You drop a line and spend your day working for your dinner. With fish always plentiful, there is little chance you will go home empty handed.
Feeding Tarpon at Robbie’s Marina
If you do happen to miss a fish at the Long Key Bridge, you can head on down to Robbie’s Marina to see the tarpon. A school of 50-100 tarpon arrive every day and linger for hours. This is your chance to get up close with some of the marine life that lives on the Keys.