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Audubon House and Tropical Garden, Key West, Florida

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Distance from city center: 0.9mi
windykaty's pictureby windykaty History & Culture travel tip
added on the 16th of September, 2010
This a beautiful house with turn-of-the-century architecture built for the naturalist John Audubon in the 1840s when he visited then settled down in Key West.

There are drawings of birds, drawn originally by Audubon and also several first edition books written by the man, who dedicated his life to exploration of the wildlife in Florida.

It is a great place to learn a bit about Key West's history and also some interesting things about birds, plants and wildlife in general! You should also check their website for more details.

Greene St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Admission $ 8.50

Opening Hours:
09:30am - 05:00pm

On the web:

Rest Beach of Key WestFlorida Keys Eco-discovery Center
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lindamura wrote on Sep 16, 2010 19:25:
I liked the tropical garden that surrounds the house. There are so many beautiful flowers, each of them with another color. Perfect for pictures! :)Reply
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