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“Intimations of Mortality” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Key West Cemetery

Key West Cemetery
701 Passover Lane, Margaret and Angela Streets, Key West, FL 33040
305 292 6718
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Ranked #24 of 85 attractions in Key West
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g., "I told you I was sick").
West Palm Beach
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“Intimations of Mortality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Once you've seen the "I told you I was sick" tombstone and the Maine plot, you notice the pictures on some tombs, the number of children's tombstones, and the families joined together in death. For people these days who wish to leave a mark in the world, it is sobering to see so many tombs without names, with no marker. Of course, there is also the Otto family plot with 3 dogs' markers.

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“I Told You I Was Sick”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Yes, the title of this review is actually on a tombstone in the Key West Cemetery along with some other amusing good-byes. If you are the type who is interested in how people choose to represent themselves after death or just the logistics on building a cemetery where there isn't that much soil and people are mostly buried on top of the ground.

There is a self-guided tour map available and guided tours are also available, but this cemetery, in the "dead" center of town, is a fun place just to stroll around and have a look.

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Los Altos, California
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“Kind of sad, but you can see big lizards”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We went here one afternoon and overall there are certainly old graves here but none of them are particularly beautiful or interesting. We were surprised to see some rather large lizards or iguanas here which was probably the most interesting thing. They do have a map of the gravestones with good descriptions but most of them are really rather non-descript or poorly kept. Overall we were disappointed.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Interesting place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We rented bikes and rode over and thru the cemetery. The Iguanas and chickens add to the appeal of this place but the main draw is its history and interesting residents. Definately a must see when in Key West.

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Mayo, Maryland
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“very interesting.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Not sure if they do tours, but we walked thru. Its amazing the headstones you will see.. Watch out , they say its haunted, lol.

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