Landmarks in Florida Keys



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  • What makes {0} such a traveler destination? A lot of things, and chief among them, the landmarks. Strikingly distinct, you'll want to check out the reasons why {0} lures travelers, and its signature landmarks are a good place to start. These are the spots refrigerator magnets were made for.

    Just over two miles west of Marathon, nestled beneath what is now called the Old Seven Mile Bridge, lies the historical treasure known as Pigeon Key. The five-acre island served as a base camp for workers who built Henry Flagler's railroad in the early 1900s.

    Visitors shouldn't pass up the chance to explore tiny Pigeon Key, a small island with an enormous reputation for remaining unchanged as the Keys evolved - listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it houses a museum chronicling the construction of the final installment of Henry Flagler's Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railroad. Many of the original railroad buildings from 1909 still stand.
    The first Oversea Railway train rolled from the Florida mainland through the Florida Keys to Key West in January 1912. As January 2012 approaches, this is our most important pick for visitors. A 100th anniversary does not come along often, and displays and exhibits in Key West are active already, and planned celebrations leading up to a January 22, 2012 gala event are to be unfolding soon.

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    Old Seven Mile Bridge

    Mile Marker 47, U.S 1
    U.S. 1

    Historic landmark listed on the National Register, integral part of Henry Flagler Railroad construction... read more

    Southernmost Point in the Nation

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    Corner of Whitehead & South Streets

    Mile Marker Zero on the Overseas Highway... read more

    Windley Key Fossil Reef State Geologic Site

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    Overseas Highway Mile Marker 84.9
    South of the Snake Creek drawbridge

    Thirty acres of hammock, above ground corals, near Islamorada... read more

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    Dry Tortugas National Park

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    Garden Key

    Offshore National Park and preserve in the Gulf of Mexico... read more

    Pigeon Key

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    Pigeon Key Foundation
    P.O Box 500130

    Historical home base for Flagler Railroad workers, listed on the National Register of Historic Sites... read more

    Harry S Truman Little White House

    111 Front St

    Florida's only presidential museum... read more

    Flagler Station Over-sea Railway Historeum

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    901 Caroline Street

    Railroad lovers alert!... read more

    Hurricane Monument

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    Mile Marker 82, Oceanside
    Oceanside

    Monument to 1935 hurricane fatalities... read more

    Indian Key State Historic Site

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    Mile Marker 78.5
    1 mile west of the tip if Islamorada

    Hike around the island for a glimpse of history dating back to early 1800's... read more

    Lignumvitae Key State Botanical Site

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    Lignumvitae Key
    1 Mile West

    Off the beaten tourist track... read more
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