By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 11/14/2019
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Built between 1932 and 1934, the Key West Aquarium is one of Florida's oldest aquariums.
Marc Averette

What kid (whether child or young-at-heart) doesn't want to touch conches, sea cucumbers, crabs, or sharks? (Without harm to either the kid or the creature, of course!) At Key West Aquarium, that's just one of the fun things to do and see.

Although originally built as an outdoor aquarium, the building and most of the exhibits have since become enclosed, making it the perfect way to spend a few hours on those rare inclement days, or if you've simply had enough sun for the time being.

Built by the WPA during the Great Depression as a draw to bring tourists to Key West, the building itself is worth appreciating by archetecture and Depression buffs.