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Free and cheap things to do in the Florida Keys and Key West

Free programs & discounts for Diving Museum

Free programs at the History of Diving Museum in Islamorada feature speakers discussing interesting topics related to the ocean and diving. The  free events at the Diving Museum are 7 p.m. most third Wednesdays of the month. The diving museum is 82990 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, 305-664-9737 Free entry & discount opportunities If you want to visit during the day, …

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Free to ride Duval Loop bus

Nab free transportation on a bus that rolls along the delightful shops, attractions and restaurants in Key West. The Duval Loop is a bus route that runs on streets adjacent to Duval Street, stopping at 16 points along the way. Hop on and hop off.  For residents and tourists, it’s a nice way to enjoy the town. Let someone else …

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Free day for locals at Key West Tropical Forest

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical attraction offers free entry for Florida Keys residents with appropriate ID is the first Sunday of most months, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular entry frees are $7 for ages 12 and older, $5 for active military personnel with ID,  $5 for seniors at least 65 years old,  free for kids age 11 …

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Sheriff Animal Farm in Key West offers free entry days

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office uses space at its Headquarters Complex to house rescued farm animals and they open it up twice a month, on the second and fourth Sundays, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the public to visit. At the Monroe County Sheriff’s Animal Farm visitors can see horses, a cow, pigs, goats, …

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Free ArtWalk in Islamorada & free trolley

Stroll among art galleries, shops and street vendors at free art walk events in The Florida Keys. The popular ArtWalk festivities in Islamorada are most Third Thursdays of the month, about 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Island Time Trolley offers free transportation to ArtWalk from select inns and resorts in the Upper Keys. Information is online …

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Free entry at The Studios of Key West

The Studios of Key West offers free entry to its art galleries and free First Thursdays evening events. Open house events are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. first Thursdays of most months, except September. The galleries, which display work by local and international artists,  are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. most Tuesdays to Saturdays. The address is  533 Eaton St., Key …

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Discounts for Key West Express ferry

The Key West Express ferry offers opportunities for discounts. The ferry whisks travelers between Key West and Fort Myers Beach. Occasionally, a ferry also rolls between Key West and  Marco Island. During off-season, the ferry runs a more limited Discounts are offered for those booking early.  Round trip tickets for adults purchased at least eight days …

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Brewery tours in the Florida Keys

In Islamorada and Key West, beer breweries offer the public opportunities for tours. They include Florida Keys Brewing offered upon request by phone reservation, 200 Morada Way, Islamorada 33036, 305-916-5206, free Islamorada Beer Company offers brief tour offered by request, 82229 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, 305-440-2162, free Waterfront Brewery 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and …

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Live entertainment at Schooner Wharf Bar in Key West

Entertainment is presented free for patrons enjoying Schooner Wharf bar in Key West. The featured band or other acts perform most days at the venue, usually evenings and sometimes during the day. The bar is at  202 William Street, Key West, 305-292-3302, with information about who’s performing is on Schooner Wharf website.  

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