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Southernmost Point

Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Ranked #44 of 82 Attractions in Key West
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: A colorful landmark buoy and spectacular sunsets make the southernmost spot in the Continental U.S. a special place to visit.
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A must do photo op if you come to key west. I've been several times and have found large crowds and then no one. People are quite friendly, stand in line and wait their turn. Next in line usually offers to take photo for couples who are alone and groups too. Enjoy and check out the beautiful houses that surround... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There is NOTHING else there apart from this marker and you have to queue to have your picture taken as there is so many people. No shade either so be warned it does get hot waiting next to all that concrete. It is literally a thing to say you've done it rather than anything particularly enjoyable.

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San Antonio, Texas
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460 reviews 460 reviews
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A rather unremarkable marker, but then again I wasn't expecting to see a towering monument with an observation deck in this hurricane prone region. Why does it look like a buoy? Are they trying to tell us something? Could this be an area that was once under the sea and this marker came to rest where the sea retreat subsided?... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The concept is unique and I guess a top tourist photo stop but the line is always long and the bathroom is far far away so with Hot Caribbean weather and no open container, this causes legs crossed while waiting. If you like to get the 'everyone has done it' pic, then it's for you.

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Kendall, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

this may or may not be the southernmost point in the US.. but who cares, its an icon and landmark, so walk there and get your picture taken. grab $3 and get a shaved ice "granizado" from the cart thats undoubtedly parked next to the monument.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Finally made it to the Southernmost Point and enjoyed the 3 1/2 hour ride to get here. Take your time and read the history markers around the Point.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

You can't see Cuba from here. Just a buoy where tourists take pictures. If you have time, it;s a nice walk along the Duval & Whitehead Street from the Old Center

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Sebring
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If you go all the way to Key West you have to have a picture of the Souhern Most Point in the US! The line was very long and it was unbearably hot Labor Day weekend! We opted for the pic in between all the ones sMust dotanding in line. And they are terrific!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I'd suggest you go to the Southernmost Point early in the day, because there is a line up to take photos most of the day. Still, this is the ONLY PLACE of its kind in North America. Enjoy the view.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

It was neat to get a family photo but there is better things to see and do. We had to stand in line for awhile and trying to keep the little ones happy was not easy. Quick photo op and we were onto other things.

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