Top 5 Must Do's in Key West

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Key West is manna from heaven for water sports buffs and seaside fun junkies, so you won't want to miss these top 5 Key West must do's. This is a treasure trove of attractions that range from the simple yet scintillating beach sunset to the exotic deep water adventures and high action boat races. The brilliant conservatories, museums, natural parks and ancient ruins of historically significant forts are the icing on the cake.

1. Visit the Nature Conservatory

The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a must visit for its enchanting ambiance, which is the habitat of thousands of exotic species of butterflies and multihued birds from all over the globe. Live your fairy tale fantasy at this almost surreal location that is decorated with lush greenery and rippling waterfalls to complete the magical look. There is an in-house learning center that traces and imparts knowledge on the evolution of the fascinating butterfly. Make sure to pick up a souvenir from the gift shop.

2. Adventure on the Seaside

Get seduced by the adventurous zeal of the seaside town and embark on a snorkeling or scuba diving session at the famed crystal azure waters of Key West. There are other pulsating activities like parasailing, kayaking, jet skiing and many more that are earnestly committed to offering tourists the thrill and excitement of a lifetime.

3. Go on a Cruise

The faint-hearted can try a more unruffled approach of discovering the town with sunset sails and day cruises overlooking the coastal delights of Key West along with its pristine water. There are also regular marine excursion tours conducted by several groups in Key West. Watch out for the exciting Dolphin Safari Charter where you get up, close and person with these gracious and affable mammals.

4. Check Out Ripley's Believe It or Not

Get set to view some of the most astonishing aspects of nature’s persona at Ripley’s Believe It or Not, a sprawling 12,000 square feet attraction housing hundreds of quirky and bizarre exhibits. There are thirteen oddly themed galleries that offer rare sightings such as the one in a ten million white buffalo ‘Miracle’. This one’s a fun place for an outing with the kids.

5. Visit the Shipwreck Historeum

Key West Shipwreck Historeum takes you back to the treacherous world of shipwrecking to offer a glimpse of how it shaped the prosperity of the city. Look out for the talented live performers, striking ancient treasures and hundreds of memorabilia that reveal the modus operandi employed by  the shipwrecking professionals. The center also screens regular documentaries that recount events and stories from the 19th century. Key West Shipwreck Historeum also houses a lofty Lookout Tower.

With all kinds of activities in Key West for both the adventurous and tame, these top 5 must do's have something for everyone.

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