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Turtle Cannery Museum

9.33 reviews
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Ranked #47 in Key West things to do
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200 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294 0209
https://www.keywestturtlemuseum.org/
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Five of the world’s seven species of sea turtle can be found in the Florida Keys. Up until the Endangered Species Act of 1973, hunting for sea turtles was a booming industry here. The sea turtle cannery served as both a tourist attraction and a slaughterhouse, where visitors could enjoy watching the turtles swim around in the “turtle kraals” before they were rendered into turtle steaks or turtle soup. These days the cannery houses a small museum, documenting the turtling industry of the past, as well as sea turtle conservation efforts in modern times. Warning: turtle-lovers may find many of the photos a little gory.

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Ya gotta order the Cajun Benedict.

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