Art & Culture In Key West



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Throughout the Florida Keys there is an innate cultural heritage, displayed profoundly through the eyes of hundreds of local artisans. Art festivals and galleries (easily walkable in Key West), touring literary homes and events can fill your entire stay. Choose from a bounty of eclectic B&B's, and enjoy this pedestrian city's art.

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Day 1 - Key West


Let the conductor do the driving! Conch Tour Train is the easiest and fastest way to see a great deal of Key West's cultural hot spots, in seated comfort.


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Conch Tour Train

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Location:

One Key Lime Square
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 294 5161 / +1 800 868 7482
fax: +1 305 292 8993
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Turtle Kraals Museum

Location:

200 Margaret Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 294 0209
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Museum of Art & History in the Custom House

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Location:

281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 295 6616 x16
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Alonzo's Oyster Bar

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Location:

700 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: 305 394 5880
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Mangoes

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Location:

700 Duval St
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: 305-292-4606
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La Pensione Inn B&B

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Location:

809 Truman Avenue
Between Windsor and Margaret sts
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 292 9923
fax: +1 305 296 6509
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Day 2 - Key West


See one of the world's most unique parks, steeped in history and reminiscent of the maritime culture of the Keys. It's a full day trip, and unwind for sunset back in Key West at Mallory Square - don't miss the "cat man"! Trained cats do loads of crazy tricks!


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Dry Tortugas National Park

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Location:

Garden Key
Key West, FL 33041

Contact:

tel: +1 305 242 7700
fax: +1 305 242 7711
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Mallory Square

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Location:

300 Duval St
(at Front St)
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 296 4557
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Day 3 - Key West


There are dozens of art galleries throughout Key West, all with an individual interpretation of the natural beauty these islands have to offer. Today is a day all about observing and appreciating art, in all its forms. Supporting local artisans is what the Keys are all about! Blue Heaven is one of the grooviest, eclectic restaurants on the island. Savor the flavors!


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The Conch House Heritage Inn

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Location:

625 Truman Ave
Key West, FL 33040-3233

Contact:

fax: 305-293-8447
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Loeber-Stanton Studio

Location:

1619 Atlantic Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 296 8996


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Art in the Park

Location:

897 Southard Street
Key West, FL 33041

Contact:

tel: +1 305 292 6713


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Pura Vida Gallery

Location:

517-519 Fleming
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 295 0973


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Mary O'Shea's Glass Garden

Location:

213 Simonton Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 293 8822
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Louie's Backyard

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Location:

700 Waddell Avenue
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 294 1061
fax: +1 305 294 0002
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Blue Heaven Restaurant

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Location:

729 Thomas Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 296 8666
fax: +1 305 296 9052
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Day 4 - Key West


Not only are the visual arts a must-see here, but Key West is heralded as a famous literary city. Not only is Hemingway famous here, but Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams, and more. Travel writers, fiction authors and poets all flock here to share in the inspiration.


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Restaurant at La Te Da

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Location:

1125 Duval St
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: 305-296-6706
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East Martello Museum & Gallery

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Location:

3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 296 3913
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Harry S. Truman Little White House

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Location:

111 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 294 9911
fax: +1 305 294 9988
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Audubon House & Tropical Gardens

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Location:

205 Whitehead St
Between Greene and Caroline sts
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 294 2116 / +1 877 294 2470
fax: +1 305 294 4513
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Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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Location:

907 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 294 1136
fax: +1 305 294 2755
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Caribe Soul

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Location:

1202 Simonton
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 296 0094


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Duval Street Wreckers Museum

Location:

322 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 294 9501
fax: +1 305 294 4509
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Custom House Museum

Location:

281 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 295 6616
fax: +1 305 295 6649
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Old Town Trolley Tours

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Location:

6631 Maloney Avenue
Suite 224
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 296 6688
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The Wicker Guest House

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Location:

913 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

fax: 305-294-7240
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Day 5 - Key West


If you haven't found nearly enough pieces to adorn your walls yet, scope out more galleries and photo studios - the work is stunning. Kelly McGillis helped make Top Gun famous, you must try her menu and pick a favorite! PanAm airline's old office is historically interesting to browse through after dessert.


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Gingerbread Square Gallery

Location:

1207 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 296 8900
fax: +1 305 293 0746
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Alan S. Maltz Gallery

Location:

1210 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 294 0005
fax: +1 305 294 0097
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Stone Soup Gallery & Framing

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Location:

802 White Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 296 2080


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Kelly's Caribbean Bar, Grill & Brewery

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Location:

301 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: 305 293 8484
fax: 305 293 9405
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Salt Studio

Location:

1120b White Street
(next to Lucky Street Gallery)
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 296 4763 / +1 866 380 7258 (Toll Free)


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Pisces

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Location:

1007 Simonton Street
Key West, FL 33040

Contact:

tel: +1 305 294 7100
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Day 6 - Key West


Though you may not squeeze it in the car or on the plane with you, a sculpture from Reworx is worth a look-sy. Notable, local artisans participate in shows around the world.


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Reworx

Location:

825 Duval Street
Key West, FL 33040


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