Key West Off The Beaten Path

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  • Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden
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  • 1. Cemetery and Ghosts

    Ten years ago when I went there was only 1 ghost tour which was amazing!! I believe it was . We just went back 04/14 for vacation and now there are 3 tours. We chose...

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  • 2. West Martello Tower

    This was truly a "Secret Garden" serendipitous find! My husband was out bird watching, and passed this location at the beginning of Smathers Beach. The fact there was no admission charge got him in...

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  • 3. Quirky Stuff

    One of the things we love to do is to go get some naked wings and then go to Peppers and sample their wares. I recommended it to my aunt for her to go when she was down here, and she not only went,...

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  • 4. Hangouts and Bars

    Yes, we now have a Starbucks in town and if you find yourself about to go in, don't do it. Walk one block down Duval, take a left on Eaton street and you'll find the outdoor tables and front door to...

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  • 5. Stock Island

    Key West Botanical Garden is on Stock Island on Botanical Garden Drive and College Road. It was hard hit by Hurricane Georges and some of the plantings haven't recovered yet. It is free and donations...

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  • 6. Beach/Water/Boats

    This just in: The Mohawk has been joined by a 300+ foot Coast Guard Cutter "Ingam". The USS Mohawk Memorial Museum Ship is a non profit museum supported only by Veterans and Volunteers. $5 for...

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  • 7. Off Island

    5210 College Road | Key West, FL 33040 From Key West: Turn onto US 1 North, immediately after crossing the Cow Key channel bridge onto Stock Island, take first left onto College Road. Turn right at...

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  • 8. Fort Taylor

    My husband read about some great bird watching opportunites out at Fort Zach, but we were about 3 weeks too early. We enjoyed ourselves anyway, walking along the beach (pebbly - not sandy - so be sure...

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  • 9. Historic OldTown

    Although I didn't personally get to see the Curry Mansion Inn, several in our group did, and had nothing but good to say of it. The tour was free and they were able to go all over the building except...

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  • 10. Dry Tortugas

    a very interesting thing to do when in key west is to visit dry tortugas island and fort jefferson national monument. fort jefferson is located about 60 miles west of key west on a small island. fort...

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  • 11. Culture and Art

    The home actually belong to the Porter family, Robert Frost lived in the cottage in their back garden. If you enjoyed the Hemmingway House I would recommend a stop here too. The annual Robert Frost...

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  • 12. Photos

    Here's a photo you might want to use of the famous Milemarker 0 of US Highway 1 in Key West. I took an hour or so and got rid of some of the wires and imperfections, so it seems a little more...

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  • 13. Combination Tips

    One of the serendipitous discoveries during our vacation was the Key West Nature Preserve, which has two entrances on Atlantic Blvd., and was a beautiful, short, scenic walk. Of course, Boyd found it...

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  • 14. Southernmost Pt

    This house claims to be the "southernmost" one on the whole island. It has a charming Victorian type architecture and is very colorful. I did not get the chance to go inside during my stay. If I get...

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  • 15. East Martello Museum

    The West Martello Tower is the Garden Club tower. This is the East Martello Tower. When we lived in Key West we went to the museum in the East Martello tower - I remember seeing a doll house - maybe...

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  • 18. Check out a Key West sunset, but not at Mallory Sq

    Mallory Square is the most famous spot in Key West for a sunset. So famous, though, that every tourist in town seems to flock here in the evenings. Noisy and...

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  • 19. Bayview Park

    Bayview Park is at the intersection of Truman and Jose Martii Drive. It is where I went to paint some typical Key West houses. It has a gazebo/bandstand and...

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  • 20. Key West's North Shore

    From historic Key West, the main beaches are to the west at Fort Zachary Taylor, and along the southern edge of the island. However, there is one small stretch...

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  • 21. Mallory Homesite

    The marker at this site reads:MALLORY HOMESITEThe home of Stephen Russel Mallory (1812 - 1873)stood near this site from 1839 ti 1895 when itbecame U.S. Navy...

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  • 22. See a Key West sunrise

    Key West is famous for its sunsets, but with the constant drinking and partying who ever sees the sunrise? Besides, the hotels are mostly on the western end of...

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  • 23. St. Pauls's Episcopal Church

    The sign out front reads:ST PAUL'SEPISCOPAL CHURCH------(1832)------Oldest in Florida diocese, the presentchurch (1912) is the fourth on this site. John...

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  • 24. Bahama Village

    Bahama Village is a unique four by four block area of western Key West bordered by Whitehead, Southard, Fort and Louisa Streets. This area is known as a...

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  • 25. Windley Key Fossil Reef

    While driving Highway 1 through the Keys, we saw the sign, and had a sudden urge to stop and see Windley Key Fossil Reef State Park. Stone from the quarry was...

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