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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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Tavernier, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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116 reviews 116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
56 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 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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115 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Lantana, Florida
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23 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This stop is easy to find and worth seeing to learn a bit more about the Keys history. Our family of 4 found it easily on the Overseas Hyway. Just pull over and grab one of the very informative brochures about the Hurricane history. You can walk around, stretch your legs and be amazed. Well worth the stop. Free and... More

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