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Hurricane Monument

Address: Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Ranked #11 of 22 Attractions in Islamorada
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.

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Key West
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274 reviews 274 reviews
47 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

OK, this is not a glitzy destination. You won't want to spend the day there. It is historical and wonderful. It is a simple monument and easy to find on the roadside. When we visited last week the grounds were immaculately groomed showing the respect due all those whose lives were lost during the hurricane. If you just want to... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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142 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Monument is located right off the highway and doesn't take but a few minutes to check out. It is a very respectable memorial for those who lost their lives in the hurricane.

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Saint Genevieve, Missouri
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a monument to the hundreds of people who lost their lives in a terrible Cat 5 hurricane in the 1930's. The hundreds of people are buried right here. A lot of them were WWI veteran servicemen building the overseas highway bridges for the railroad, and back then they had no Doppler to tell them what they had coming.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

So many people drive right by the Hurricane Monument in Islamorada and have no idea what it represents. For the people who built the original overseas railroad, and later the overseas highway, it represents their courage, commitment, and their friends and family who lost their lives in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. It's built of hard coral rock, like... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Take the time to stop and contemplate the deadly force of the strongest hurricane on record. The Keys are beautiful, but don't forget about the forces of Nature that created and continue to form the islands.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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122 reviews 122 reviews
45 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We knew nothing about this area, and someone in town told us about it and we stopped. It was really interesting to see how the folks who were lost were honored so long ago.

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Danville, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The monument is beautifully done, but it doesn't shed a lot of light on the actual loss that the people of Islamorada experienced in the Labor Day Hurricane. For example, it honors the veterans who lost their lives in the hurricane, but doesn't explain what they were doing there. A quick search on your phone will pull up a lot... More 

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Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

its sad when you remember why it's there, but then you think about what it stands for. it's one place I will always be happy I stopped just to take a pic. the lives of those who were remembered here are important in our history of the keys. great family photo spot.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you blink, you'll miss this one! This monument sits on the northbound side of Rte 1 but is nothing impressive.

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Tavernier, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A must see in Islamorada. Be sure and see the back side of the monument. This memorial means alot to the people of the Keys. It was a good thing to do since we are in the middle of Hurricane Season here.

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