While the Duval Crawl is a staple of most Key West vacations, the island also offers an array of nature attractions for visitors who want to take a closer look at the flora and fauna of the island. A walk through a butterfly garden or short hike through a tropical forest can help you to relax and unwind on your trip, also offering you a glimpse of Key West’s natural beauty.
Voted the #1 Key West attraction on Trip Advisor, this is the perfect place to escape the sounds and sights of Duval Street. Watch 50-60 different butterfly species fly around you in the beautifully landscaped conservatory. Learn about the migratory world of monarch butterflies in the monarch butterfly exhibit. Also, check out their excellent gift shop. Open 9-5 daily. $12 general admission. 1316 Duval Street
This natural, tropical garden isn’t manicured and houses man endangered and threatened flora and fauna. The tropical forest also has the last two fresh ponds that exist on Key West. Check out the trails and exquisite plants on the grounds. Open 10-4 daily, $7 entry. 5210 College Road
Explore coral reefs, predator reefs and more at this interactive museum. Guests can snorkel in tanks, and those who like a safe distance can stand back and watch. Stingray and tidepool touchtanks available for all ages. Adult admission is $20, open 9-5 daily. 11710 Overseas Highway, Marathon