Getting around Key West

Area attractions

 

 

1. The Key West Butterfly & Nature

Conservatory

1316 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040

(305) 296-2988 or (800) 839-4647 www.keywestbutterfly.com

More than 50 different butterfly species from around the world and 20 different exotic bird species coexist in this climate-controlled, glass-enclosed habitat that includes waterfalls and flowering plants.

2. Conch Tour Train

303 Front St., Key West, FL 33040

(305) 294-5161 or (888) 916-8687 www.conchtourtrain.com

The Conch Train has been winding its way through the streets of Key West since 1958.

3. Sloppy Joe’s

201 Duval St.

(305) 294-5717 sloppyjoes.com

The historic bar has been a Key West tradition since it opened in 1933. Its most famous patrons were Ernest Hemmingway and the rum runner Habana Joe.

4. Mallory Square Sunset Celebration

1 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040

(786) 565-7448 www.sunsetcelebration.org

This nightly festival begins at the water’s edge about and hour or two before sunset and includes street performers, local artisans, food carts, palmists and psychics.

5. Truman White House

111 Front St.

The Little White House adds a presidential luster to the Conch Republic. Originally built for Naval officers in 1890 and used as a command headquarters in three wars, the Little White House later served as lodging for President Harry S. Truman’s winter retreats from 1946 to 1952.

6. The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

907 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040

(305) 294-1136 www.hemingwayhome.com

Take the tour and say hello to one of the 40 to 50 six-toed cats, all descendants of Hemingway’s cat, Snowball.

7. The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

1316 Duval St., Key West, FL 33040

(305) 296-2988 or (800) 839-4647 www.keywestbutterfly.com

More than 50 different butterfly species from around the world and 20 different exotic bird species coexist in this climate-controlled, glass-enclosed habitat that includes waterfalls, flowering plants and trees.

8. Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

200 Greene St., Key West, FL 33040

(305) 294-2633 www.melfisher.org

Exhibits include treasures from the Spanish galleons of 1622 discovered by Mel Fisher and his crew.

9. Mile Marker 0 Sign

490 Whitehead St., corner of Fleming Street

U.S. 1 begins here in Key West, continues 2,369 miles north up the East Coast, and ends in Fort Kent, Maine. Stop here to commemorate your visit to Key West with a photo next to the iconic Mile Marker 0 sign. n


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