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Observation Tower

Address: Shipwreck Historeum, Mallory Square, Key West, FL
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Ranked #49 of 94 Attractions in Key West
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Observation tower is a must and is part of the Shipwreck museum, so not a seperate attraction, if you like heights the climb and the view from the top is well worth it and the view is just glorious.

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is a wooden tower which I was told is the tallest point in key west. Its a nice view and will give you a refreshing blast of air especially on a hot day. The museum below has air conditioning as well.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The observation tower is part of the shipwreck museum so don't get confused that they are two separate things. The view is incredible and well worth the short climb.

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Garfield, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

All I have to say is view view view!! Do it for the view. It speaks for its self. I wish I had had a better camera for it. walk to the top is scary lol

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Key West, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

If you can make it up the steps you will be treated to a fantastic panoramic view of Key West and surrounding waters. It's a great way to get your bearings in town.

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Baia Mare, Romania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Visit the tower of KW for an unforgettable view of Mallory Square, Sunset Key, the Westin Pier, Whitehead St. and a part of Duval St. It's made of wood, access through the Shipwreck Museum. It's not exactly cheap, but it's worth it. I thing it's $7. Much more interesting than the Museum itself IMO.

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