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Hurricane Monument

Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Ranked #10 of 21 Attractions in Islamorada
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.
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Midlothian, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have no idea that a hurricane caused so much damage and loss of lives in 1935. This monument (and burial place for 300 or so people) was an informative and though provoking stop for me. We walked or road our bike to this peaceful park every day during our two week stay in Islamorada. Reading the plaques helped me... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stopped by the monument on our way through the keys. It takes only a few minutes to read and learn about the history of the hurricane. If you like history this stop is well worth making.

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jupiter, fl
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's just a monument on the main blvd so you can read the inscription and take a photo but that's about it.

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This monument is on the overseas highway. It is worth stopping for a few minutes to see the monument close up and read about the reason it is there. It is very peaceful despite its position on the main road. It is only a 10 minute stop

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I stopped by the Hurricane Monument a few weeks ago while on vacation in Islamorada. The monument is within walking distance from several top resorts and hotels, and is easy to find. The monument gives interesting information, and is definitely worth stopping for.

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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The monument is located right of the road. This is a great place to stop and learn about the past hurricanes in the Keys.

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New Hampshire
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Since it is right on the main road, it is certainly worth a stop, even if only for a quick five minutes. Surely not something that has to be seen, but certainly something that makes you take notice.

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Hamtramck, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great place to learn some history of the area. Very small, but you become part of the area by visiting this site.

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