Why Key West Was Originally Named "Bone Island

The fierce Calusa Indians were said to leave the remains of their enemies on the beaches of Key West, thus creating Key West's first name, Cayo Hueso... Island of Bones.

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Key West's Most Interesting Places to Visit

Key West Memorial Sculpture Garden:
Sculpture Garden FAQ's, general info, and reviews.

Key West Smathers Beach:
Smathers Beach general info, photos, and maps.

Bahia Honda State Beach:
Bahia Honda Beach general info, FAQ's, photos, and more.

Dry Tortugas Beach:
DRy Tortugas Beach FAQ's, general info, photos, and more.

Key West Fort Taylor Beach:
Fort Taylor FAQ's, general info, photos, and more

Key West Heritage House Museum:
Key West Heritage House FAQ's, events, hours and fee info, photos, and more.

The Old House Wreckers Museum:
Old House Museum FAQ's, general info, images, and more.

Mallory Square:
Includes Mallory Square FAQ's, vendor info, shopping, photos, and more.

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum:
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum FAQ's, tour info, photos, directions, and more.

Key West Shipwreck Historeum and Museum:
Museum FAQ's, general info, tower cam, and more.

Key West Aquarium:
The Key West Aquarium; Narrated tours and live shark feedings, and pettings.

Key West Historic Seaport at The Key West Bight:
This page includes Key West Historic Seaport at The Key West Bight FAQ's, photos, reviews, and more.

Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum:
A lighthouse built in 1847 to aid to ships navigating dangerous reefs off the lower Keys.

The Mel Fisher Maritime Society Museum:
The museum showcases gold, silver, and treasure recovered from shipwrecks around the world.

Conch Republic:
The Conch Republic was an imaginary nation in the Florida Keys, after Key West and nearby islands pretended to secede from the United States of America.

Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory:
TheNature Conservatory features a 5,000 square foot glass-domed tropical butterfly habitat.

Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden:
A one acre (4,000 m²) garden resembling a lush, predominantly green, rainforest. It is an exhibit of wild nature’s artistry in a woodland garden.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park:
John Pennekamp State Park located in Key Largo, Florida Keys. The Park has many outdoor activities available such as snorkeling, diving, camping, nature trails, boeting, and more.

Fort Zachery Taylor Historic National Park:
Includes Fort Zachery Taylor FAQ's, activity's, general information, photos, and more.

Bahia Honda State Park:
Bahia Honda State Park FAQ's, park activities and programs, lodging information, photos, and more.

Long Key State Park:
This page includes park FAQ's, activity information, general information, and park photos.

Key West Audubon House & Tropical Gardens:
Includes Audubon House FAQ's, home page, general info, and photos.

Key West's Dry Tortugas And Fort Jefferson:
Page includes park FAQ's, activity's, Fort Jefferson info, photos, and more.