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Hurricane Monument

Address: Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Ranked #8 of 17 Attractions in Islamorada
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Owner description: monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.

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Saint Genevieve, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
45 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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132 reviews 132 reviews
27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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