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The Overseas Highway

Key West, FL
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Ranked #17 of 83 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If your objective is to get to Key West and 'make good time' then you'll likely be at least a little disappointed with this trip. You will only see water for about 15-20% of the trip. You will love it when you see it, but in between you'll wish you flew into Key West. If you don't mind (or even... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I went on a tour bus and it was incredible. If you are the type of traveler that loves the beach or beautiful sunset this would be a place for you. Go experience it!

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Manchester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Stunning views as you drive over the keys. Speed limit varies between 35-55mph but mainly around 45mph!

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Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It made for a very long trip, especially when people in front of you are going very slow. Not very scenic and very dark at night so there was even less to see.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Being on vacation when I am down there, I shift into slower speed after driving 2200 miles on super highways from Ohio or flying in for that matter. Considering it is the only road in and out of the keys there are bound to be delays. Our last visit in May there was an accident on the Seven Mile Bridge... More

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Tinton Falls, NJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Drove down from Miami to Key West in August. The drive doesn't get interesting until you get down by Islamorada when you can finally see water on both sides. Before that it's an endless roadway that sometimes is just one lane both ways (it sucks if you get behind someone pulling a huge boat going 35mph). It was pretty boring,... More

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Almere, The Netherlands
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126 reviews 126 reviews
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The Overseas Highway runs 205 km (127 mile) from the Florida mainland across the Florida Keys all the way to Key West. Interesting is that large parts of the highway are built on the foundations of the former Florida East Coast Railroad. This railroad was built in 1912 but largely destroyed in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. The company... More

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Parkland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Although we live in south Florida, we can't drive here enough just for the openness and the blue water on either side.

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Dix Hills, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were staying in Miami and decided to do a day trip to Key West. Totally worth it. Great drive with spectacular scenery. It is amazing to think that this Roadway was built, connecting all of the keys, while being constructed over water. Simply amazing and absolutely a must see.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It's a highway made out of concrete where people drive too fast. It definitely looks much better from the air, so don't expect too much.

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