27 Aug 2020
Key West has long been known for its incredible bar scene and adult-only Fantasy Festival. There is certainly no shortage of fun activities for mom and dad. But what is there for the kids? Turns out Key West boasts several exciting attractions for young adults right around each corner. In addition to our many beaches, bike rentals, and water sports, Key West surely has something fun for everyone.
Key West Butterfly Museum
Just around the corner from the Southernmost Point, the Butterfly Museum is a magical world to spend a few hours. See a variety of 50 different butterfly species from around the world along with 20 exotic birds, two flamingoes, a collection of flowering plants amidst cascading waterfalls and trees. There is also a learning center and a live butterfly cocoon viewing window. Browse the gift shop before you leave and find that perfect souvenir to remember this one of a kind experience.
Ghosts and Gravestones of Key West
For the little ghouls in your group, this tour is not only hauntingly scary, but it is full of the untold dark history of Key West. Stories include the mysterious souls of Captain Tony’s, the legend of Robert the Doll, and the infamous Lady in Blue. Hop on the Trolly of the Doomed and let your Ghost Host take you to the most haunted places in Key West. Reservations required.
Key West Shipwreck Museum
At the Key West Shipwreck Museum, you will step back into time to 1856 and discover Key West’s unique maritime heritage and how it became the richest city in the United States. Listen to the tales of dangerous shipwrecks and discover the booty that was recovered. At the end of the tour, climb the 65′ lookout tower that overlooks downtown Key West. Tickets required.
Key West Aquarium
For an up-close and hands-on experience with some amazing sea creatures, the Key West Aquarium does not disappoint. Interactive activities include a touch tank with conchs, starfish, hermit crabs and sea urchins. You can also touch a Cow Nose Ray over in Stingray Bay. Other exciting exhibits include alligators, nurse sharks, sea turtles and jelly fish. Fun for all ages.
Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Discover the strange and shocking in this Odditorium located on Duval Street. Take a picture with the world’s tallest man, experience mind-boggling illusion, and marvel at a shrunken head. Come see what’s inside the largest museum in Key West. This is your one-stop family fun excursion that will leave you talking about it for years to come.
Truman Waterfront Park
The City of Key West officially opened the crown jewel of the local community parks in April 2018. The Truman waterfront park playground which includes a water feature and slide, covered play areas, rope climbing, and huge green space for just running around or picnicking. Located in the Truman Annex and close to Ft. Zachary State Park, this playground also has great views of the ocean and passing boats.
Plan Your Key West Vacation With At Home Key West
Ready to plan your family vacation to Key West? At Home Key West manages a variety of vacation rental homes and condos in Key West for all group sizes and needs. Stay in a home with a pool or bring Fido to one of our pet friendly rentals in Key West.