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Florida Keys History & Discovery Center

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Hidden Treasure Museum

This is a great place to go and see artifacts, movies and touch-screen stories of the Keys History... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Vero Beach, Florida
Very Interesting!!

Beautiful facility with friendly well informed staff of volunteers. The history of the railroad... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Fort Myers, Florida
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Overseas Highway MM 82 by Islander Resort, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is a great place to go and see artifacts, movies and touch-screen stories of the Keys History. It will keep your interest. Movies were factual especially hurricane stories.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Beautiful facility with friendly well informed staff of volunteers. The history of the railroad construction and the hurricanes was both interesting and educational. Can't wait for the Mote Marine exhibit. WELL DONE!! Thank You.

1  Thank dlnhajfl
Reviewed 19 April 2018 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

1  Thank Kathyame
Reviewed 2 April 2018

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

1  Thank mashaddict
Reviewed 17 March 2018

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
Reviewed 3 March 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
Reviewed 11 February 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

1  Thank PickyBaer
Reviewed 25 January 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

1  Thank Mimi S
Reviewed 23 January 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

1  Thank MoDuke
Reviewed 22 January 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.  

1  Thank clball2016
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