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SOUTHERNMOST POINT MONUMENT

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"The most photographed icon in the Keys" does, indeed, provide a true "Kodak Moment" for virtually everyone who visits here. The largert h a n - l i f e buoy commemorates the southernmost spot in the continental U.S and stands next to a plaque memorializing the Cuban refugees who drowned in their attempts to reach America which lies just 90 miles from their native homeland.

Whitehead street
Key West, Florida 33040
United States

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KEY WEST CEMETERY

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Many eccentric and humorous souls rest in peace at Key West's historic 1847 cemetery including General Abraham Lincoln Sawyer, a 40" "Little Man" whose final wish was to be buried in a "man-size" tomb and "Sloppy Joe" Russell, fishing captain and longtime friend of author Ernest Hemingway. Look for creative headstones with clever epitaphs like "I told you I was sick," and "Devoted fan of Julio Iglesias."

Margaret And Angela St.
Key West, Florida 33040
United States

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FORT ZACHARY TAYLOR

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Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1973, this popular 87-acre state park is anchored by a famous Civil War fort which plays host to several special events throughout the year. The beach here is shaded by several acres of Australian pine trees so it's always a bit cooler than the rest of the island. Good deep water swimming, chair rentals, grills, restrooms and a concession stand.

End of Southard St.,
Key West, Florida 33040
United States

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Lignumvitae Key Botanical Park

in Heritage

With its thriving virgin tropical hardwood hammock, this nature preserve has been called "the last place that truly represents the Florida Keys." In 1919, a wealthy Miami chemist bought the tiny island and built a caretaker's home which is now a Visitor Center for the island forest. Ranger-guided tours. Accessible only by boat. Boat shuttle and kayak rentals available from Robbie's Marina at MM 77.5 Bayside.

Offshore Island
Islamorada, Florida 33036
United States

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Indian Key Historic State Park

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This tiny island once housed the largest population between St. Augustine and Key West and was also home to one of the Keys' most lucrative ship wrecking empires. In 1840, Indian warriors burned all the structures and killed most of the residents. Accessible only by boat, it's a fantastic spot to swim, kayak and hike. Boat shuttle and kayak rentals available from Robbie's Marina at MM 77.5 Bayside.

Offshore Island
Islamorada, Florida 33036
United States

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Betsy The Giant Lobster

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Eastman Kodak deemed this famous giant 30' x 40' crustacean as being the second most photographed icon in the Florida Keys, just behind Key West's Southernmost Point Monument. The detailed, biologically accurate fiberglass sculpture also marks the spot of the Rain Barrel Artisan Village and Welcome Center where a short stroll through the tropical garden uncovers an eclectic collection of cool shops.

MM 86.7, Bayside
Islamorada, Florida 33036
United States

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Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

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"Retrace The Footsteps Of Hemingway A registered Historic Landmark and one of Key West’s most historic and unique legacies where the late Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway was motivated to write some of his best works including “To Have and Have Not,” a novel about Key West during the Great Depression. Take a leisurely stroll through his studio, home and gardens and meet some furry descendants of the Hemingway’s legendary six-toed cat."

907 Whitehead Street
Key West, Florida 33040
United States

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Truman Little White House

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Originally constructed in 1890 as naval officers housing, this historical compound became the winter White House for President Harry S. Truman who spent 175 days of his Presidency here from 1946 to 1952. It has also been used by six other Presidents including William Howard Taft, Dwight D. Eisenhower. John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Tours take place every 15 - 20 minutes throughout the day.

111 Front Street
Key West, Florida 33040
United States

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Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

in Historic, Exhibit, Educational, Cultural

The legendary Mel Fisher and his team of treasure hunters come to life at this fascinating maritime museum that displays a bounty of precious loot salvaged from the Spanish Galleon, Atocha, which sunk off of Key West over 400 years ago. Treasure coins, gold, emeralds, swords and more are all on display here along with special historical exhibits that explore maritime history.

200 Greene St.
Key West, Florida 33040
United States

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TRUMAN LITTLE WHITE HOUSE

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Originally constructed in 1890 as naval officers housing, this historical compound became the winter White House for President Harry S. Truman who spent 175 days of his Presidency here from 1946 to 1952. It has also been used by six other Presidents including William Howard Taft, Dwight D. Eisenhower. John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Tours take place every 15 - 20 minutes throughout the day.

111 Front Street
Key West, Florida 33040
United States

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