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Observation Tower

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Address: Shipwreck Historeum, Mallory Square, Key West, FL
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00

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Great Views!

Climbing to the top was a bit of work since I am afraid of heights, but the staff was encouraging and I finally made. The views from up there are amazing!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbing to the top was a bit of work since I am afraid of heights, but the staff was encouraging and I finally made. The views from up there are amazing!

Thank W0lfpackMom
Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

this place is never opened. I've tried to go here 3 years in a row and ive yet to see it opened.............

Thank EcoTraveler13
Sag Harbor, New York
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

When you go to Key west for the first time you must go to the tower, there is a show inside included with the small fee. When you go up the stairs and get to the top you can see the harbor, Mallory S , the Navl base and all of the downtown area. It is high enough to see... More 

Thank gemlash
Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is the second time I have climbed the tower...first time was years ago when my legs were much younger and stronger. But I was glad I did it again. It really is worth the climb. Weather was clear and I could see for miles. Key West is beautiful :)

Thank evergrn76
Covington, United States
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We decided to tour the Shipwreck Historeum at the last moment. Glad we did! It was a fun presentation, and the view from the top of the tower is worth the climb!

Thank Becky J
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is part of the Shipwreck Museum tour. If this is all you want out of the ticket price don't do it. I wasn't overly impressed in the Shipwreck Museum either so even when doing both I don't feel the ticket price was worth it. There is definitely a nice view from up there but that was about it.

Thank Dave V
Waco, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We climbed to the top of the crow's nest and got some FABULOUS shots of the island and surrounding water. We could have stayed up there much longer than we did, but many others were waiting for the same treat we got at the top of the stairs. DO IT!

Thank Ali5462
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

from the tower you can see all around the island 360 degrees and take great pictures. It is a lot of climbing but there is a place to sit at the top.

Thank Tracy1215
Townsend, Tennessee
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

This part of the museum will tax you if out of shape and in a hurry. Take your time, make the climb. The view of the key is unmatched!

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Conneaut, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

Awesome views from the top of the tower. Great spot to take pictures too. It is not that bad of a climb. Be sure to sound off the bells along the way. Interesting tour as well.

Thank Sharona114

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