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The Overseas Highway

Key West, FL
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Ranked #17 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: A charming 110 mile highway running the length of the Keys.
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North Mankato, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the drive down and back although going down was slow due to traffic. Like a lot of people I expected more actual bridges. Most of the time you travel on roads with trees on both sides so you don't see that much ocean. Would recommend the drive one time but would check into flights if I was going there... More

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Chaska, Minnesota
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy beautiful road trips this is one drive not to be missed. The highway and bridges connecting the keys is a manmade marvel and the views are unbelievable at times.

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parrish,fl34219
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The best way to see as far as the eye can see the beautiful water of the keys. It lets you know your almost to key west and the fun is about to begin. Meanwhile enjoy the view as you drive over this historic bridge.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

beautiful view and very enjoyable trip. Second time we do it. Usually go to NYC and it is a long trip and very tiresome but the views, the beach, the boats, the islands, the colors of the ocean... Before you know you are there.

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United kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
12 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

OK a big long but how spectacular! Worth heading down to Key West just to experience the ride. The scenery is great and I wish I had learned on places to stop en-route to make the journey more interesting.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Between the views over the water and the different Key's you travel through, there is plenty to look at to make the drive from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale not too terrible. There are some nice spots to stop along the way too to grab great photos. Make sure to stop at the end of Marathon Key heading south and walk... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a slow drive but is to be enjoyed for it's beauty. The many blue shades of the sea are gorgeous to see. Lots of interesting cafes on the way.

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Ocoee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Yes, it is mostly a two land roadway with someone in front of you driving slowly. It is also a once in a lifetime drive where you can simply relax and start to acclimate to Key Time. Whoa up and enjoy the scenery as it passes by. Stop off for a meal or visit one of the many shops along... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very beautiful as u drive over and around the different islands and small towns. Slow going but worth it as u get to see one of a kind scenic views! A must do

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The travel on this highway is very slow. A lot of the time the road is only two lanes -- one each way. There are very few places to stop to take a break. If you can afford it, definitely fly in to Key West.

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