Looking for the most efficient and entertaining way to visit many of the things to do in Key West with kids? Look no further because Old Town Trolley Tours offers parents a relaxing way to tour all the best Key West attractions for kids. Parents don’t have to worry about searching for directions to the Key West Aquarium, driving to White Street Pier and Higgs Beach, or finding parking while traveling from all of Key West’s best attractions. Our hop on and hop off trolley tours allow the parents to concentrate on having fun with their kids instead of worrying about logistics.
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Stop # 1
Families love visiting the historic Key West Aquarium. Interact with marine life firsthand with the aquarium’s touch tank full of conchs, sea stars, horseshoe crabs and many other creatures.
Enter the era of the wreckers at the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, where live acting, film and a bounty of artifacts combine to create an unforgettable experience. The museum even affords guests the opportunity to lift a genuine silver bar from 1656. At the end of your museum tour, climb to the top of the 65’ lookout tower with your family and see the whole island. Learn more about Key West’s rich history while enjoying breathtaking views of the city.
Learn about conservation, archaeology and Key West history during a visit to Mel Fisher’s Maritime Museum. You’ll hear about the famous Henrietta Marie shipwreck, the African Cemetery at Higgs Beach, Spanish galleons and the Key West Turtle Museum. Special programs targeted to children are available including a special Night at the Museum.
Stop # 2
Henry Flagler was a key industrialist in the state of Florida and responsible for many hotels, railways and other building innovations. He constructed a railroad that led to Key West, a daring venture considered the greatest triumph of his career. Families will be captivated by the magnificent reconstruction of a section of the Key West Terminus filled with historic toys, souvenirs and fun for all ages.
Stop # 3
For older children only, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a one-of-a-kind experience full of bizarre and astounding people, places and accomplishments. Step inside the Odditorium and see a life size model of the world’s tallest man, art made of toast, a shrunken torso owned by Ernest Hemingway and many other unique sights. Take some time to enjoy the brilliant and strange collection at Ripley’s Believe It or Not with your family.
Stop # 5
First christened in 1825, the Key West lighthouse is an iconic and important part of the city’s history. The U.S. Coast Guard has since decommissioned the lighthouse; but the museum still stands in memory of Key West’s maritime heritage. Families can walk up to the top of the lighthouse and enjoy the beauty of island life.
Stop # 10
Popular with families and located right across the street from Higgs Beach, your little ones can frolic and relax at Astro City Park after a long day of sightseeing. You can even snorkel, swim and picnic at Higgs Beach just a few steps away. Pack your water shoes, beach towels and sunscreen for a fun-filled day at this Key West favorite.
Stop # 11
Housing over fifty different species of live butterflies along with colorful birds such as zebra finches and newly introduced flamingos. In the learning center, your family can hear more about the life cycle of the butterfly and watch live caterpillars in their natural habitats. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the bright gift shop filled with unique souvenirs to take home.
The Southernmost Point is a must-do photo opportunity for visitors of all ages. People from all over the world eagerly wait to pose with the Southernmost Point buoy statue, marking the southernmost point of the continental United States. It’s worth the wait, and the view of Key West’s blue-green waters shouldn’t be missed.