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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing highway.... Make sure you take your time and stop several times ....feed the Tarpons, dip in the Atlantic Ocean, walk some of the old bridge, stop for a smoothie - the point is there is lots to see and it is worth taking slowly.

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Tavares, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The first couple times I made this drive, my goal was Key West. So I was just annoyed by all the slow moving, sight seeing tourists going 40mph in no passing zones. Now I'm one of them, kinda. I still drive fast but I stop a lot. There are so many things to see and do on all the keys.... More

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Manchester
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I drove this route to Key West many years ago, and was drawn back this year with grandchildren and other family. The views are unique, the vegetation contrasting with the many blues of the sea. The engineering feats involved are impressive. Even if your objective is Key West, stop a few times to take a slower look.

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Cincinnati
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was my second trip down to Key West and I never tire of the beautiful blue green water on each side of the car. We saw lots of little Key deer on No name key.

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Springfield, Illinois
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

From the toll road exit in Homestead to Key West city limits is 129 miles and 80% of the way is 45 mph with only a few stop lights in Key Largo & Marathon. Construction, truck with boats, tour & school buses plus old drivers are the norm daily and will slow you down even more. The road has been... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

No other highway like this. hard to describe the first time you go from Key Largo to Key West. Seven Mile bridge and lots of great stops at different keys. Bucket list should have this at the top. Gulf of Mexico on one side, the Atlantic on the other with just you and a highway separating them. Unreal.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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

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
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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