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Southernmost Point

Address: Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Ranked #41 of 94 Attractions in Key West
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A colorful landmark buoy and spectacular sunsets make the...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

TIP: Go early or late to avoid the cruise ship lines. This is a marker marking the Southernmost Point of the continental United States. I've seen some great photographs from this point taken during approaching storms. If you don't take my advice, the lines can be long as everyone wants a photo.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We drove by several times and the line was huge. We finally arrived after dark and there were only a few people waiting, so we took our pictures then. Definitely a good photo souvenir, but go later or early to avoid long waits. Sunset seemed to be the busiest time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I thought this buoy was closer to downtown key west near Mallory sq, it is not, it's over by the beaches , both days I rode by on my way out of key west there was a wait to take a picture, so allow time if you want one, around 20 people in line both days

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Birmingham, Alabama
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Long lines to get your mug shot here but worth the trip. The overlook and the ocean view are worth seeing.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is one of those can't resist touristy sites. C'mon, how can you NOT take your picture at the southernmost point of the continental US? You are standing closer to Cuba than you are to Miami. A must, just like the Mile 0 marker downtown. Early morning is good, but never on the weekend... Key West is the most crowded... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I had read that this was a 'must-see' on the island, but it wasn't that big of a deal. We drove past it several times and kept passing it up because there was a line between 30-60 people deep each time. Finally we stopped by 1st thing in the morning and there wasn't much of a line. So my advice... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very popular place to photograph. Get there very early. We had to wait over an hour. Then, I felt rushed knowing people were waiting while we took pictures.

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Naantali, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

One of the most photographed attraction in Key West. We were there early in the morning and got great photos without any others. Daytime there is long line waiting their turn, so take your camera and go there before 9am.

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Detroit, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

On our last day in Key West, my friends and I stopped here to get our photo at this landmark. The line moved quickly and people were friendly, offering to take a group photo of us. There is not a charge, which is great. I'm not sure where this rates in terms of things to do on Key West, but... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Other reviewers have already described the southernmost spot in the US that the general public can access. I'm simply going to pass along a tip for those who want to get a pic next to this landmark without waiting in a long line: just visit in the morning, preferably by 10. Make this your first stop of the day and... More 

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