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Key West Florida

Florida's most Beautiful & Unique Key Islands

By MurrayOnTravel.com



Updated - April 2001


Although Key West has gotten a bit overrun by tourist and tourist traps, there is still a rich history and charm to the area. The somewhat cynical locals are called "Conch's" (pronounced "Conk") and the island is called the Capital of the Conch Republic - with a unique history involving an attempt in February of 1982 to secede from the U.S. and a declaration of war.

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Key West Attractions:
  • Mallory Square- The site of the famous nightly sunset celebrations in the cobblestone square with street entertainers.
  • Key West Aquarium - touch tanks, and "Pet A Shark" program
  • Hemingway House -where Hemmingway lived from 1931 to 1940
  • Key West Cemetery - funny epitaphs and odd characters
  • Curry Mansion - a 100 year old Victorian Mansion. Overnight lodging available.
  • Wrecker's Museums - A unique trade in the Keys was the salvaging of goods from shipwrecks. There are two museums dedicated to this pastime.
  • Organized tours departing every 30 minutes are available through Old Town Trolley Tours (305) 296-6688 or The Conch Train Tour (305) 294-5161.

    The Mosquito Coast Island Outfitters and Kayak Guides (305) 294-7178 offers 4 to 5 hour natural history tours to nearby Keys. Lloyd's Key West Nature Bike Tour (305) 294-1882 also runs several tours.

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    Key West has many choices available for lodging, including motels, hotels, B&Bs, hostel, campground and gay/lesbian guesthouses. The chamber of commerce has a booking desk.

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