The Turtle Hospital
Though white-sand beaches and all the Key lime pie you can stuff into your suitcase are part of any Florida Keys adventure, the archipelago is also home to a number of animal conservation groups and sanctuaries. Since 1986, the Turtle Hospital in Marathon has been helping to rehabilitate injured sea turtles in order to return them to their natural habitat. As part of the organization's mission to educate people about these adorable little reptiles, they open their doors to the public on a daily basis. Guests will get the chance to peek behind the scenes of the hospital's operation, meet some of the animals that are in the hospital's care, and feed a few of its permanent residents.