Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Islamorada

Florida Keys History of Diving Museum

You can’t miss the diving museum – it’s the building with the enormous mural of whale sharks on the side. The journey into the undersea covers 4000 years, with fascinating pieces like the 1797 Klingert's copper kett…
State Park in Key Largo & Tavernier

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

John Pennekamp has the singular distinction of being the first underwater park in the USA. There’s 170 acres of dry parkland here and over 48,000 acres (75 sq miles) of wet: the vast majority of the protected area i…
Park in Upper Keys

Long Key State Recreation Area

The 965-acre Long Key State Recreation Area takes up much of Long Key. It’s about 30 minutes south of Islamorada, and comprises a tropical clump of gumbo-limbo, crabwood and poisonwood trees; a picnic area fronting …
State Park in Islamorada

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Site

To get his railroad built across the islands, Henry Flagler had to quarry out some sizable chunks of the Keys. The best evidence of those efforts can be found at this former quarry-turned-state park. Windley has lef…
Film Location in Key Largo & Tavernier

Caribbean Club Bar

Here’s one for the movie fans, particularly Bogie buffs: the lively Caribbean Club Bar is, in fact, the only place in Key Largo where Key Largo, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, was filmed (the rest of th…
Wildlife Reserve in Key Largo & Tavernier

Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary

This 7-acre sanctuary serves as a protected refuge for a wide variety of injured birds. A boardwalk leads through various enclosures where you can learn a bit about some of the permanent residents – those unable to …
Beach in Islamorada

Anne's Beach

Anne’s is one of the best beaches in these parts. The small ribbon of sand opens upon a sky-bright stretch of tidal flats and a green tunnel of hammock and wetland. Nearby mudflats are a joy to get stuck in, and wil…
Island in Islamorada

Indian Key Historic State Park

This quiet island was once a thriving city, complete with a warehouse, docks, streets, a hotel and about 40 to 50 permanent residents. There’s not much left at the historic site – just the foundation, some cisterns …
Island in Islamorada

Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park

This key, only accessible by boat, encompasses a 280-acre island of virgin tropical forest and is home to roughly a zillion jillion mosquitoes. The official attraction is the 1919 Matheson House, with its windmill a…
Arts Center in Islamorada

Rain Barrel Sculpture Gallery

Once you see the giant lobster, you know you've arrived. Welcome to the Rain Barrel, Islamorada’s local artists’ village, which is packed with souvenir-y tourist tat, island-themed artwork, pottery, glassworks, wood…