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“I am in awe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Overseas Highway

The Overseas Highway
Key West, FL
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Ranked #17 of 83 attractions in Key West
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: A charming 110 mile highway running the length of the Keys.
Toronto
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“I am in awe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We toured the island a Pigeon Key and were amazed about what they went through to build the railway and then the highway - glad we had an opportunity to see and learn the history

Visited November 2012
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“An Engineering Marvel with Wonderful Ocean Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The Overseas Highway may be 110 miles long but is does not really get interesting in my opinion until one gets west of Upper Matecumbe Key where it leaves a stop and go commercial look behind and becomes a true engineering marvel of more bridge than road with wonderful views of ocean and key. Time seems to slow down and worries are left behind. The drive is best if one has time to make short stops at the many interesting sites along the way.

Visited April 2012
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“A unique experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Driving the Overseas Highway is just one of the things that should be on everyone's "to do" list. Easy drive although patience is required as there is little room for passing. Well worth the trip and I hope to do it again.

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“Great Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

traveling the overseas highway is very nice you get to see all the old bridges and get a feel for the mid island life in the keys. plenty of places to see and pull off. Theater of the sea is a nice stop with the dolphins and sea life .

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“Life Changing Views on the Overseas Highway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Never Never Never fly to Key West. Fly to Miami, rent a car and drive The Overseas Highway. It was Florida pioneer developer Henry Flaglar who first built the overseas railroad linking Key West to the mainland. Later his bridges were adapted for car traffic. And in modern times the need for large trucks and wider lanes sparked the new Overseas Highway. Today you can drive from Key to Key and have the view of a cruise ship passenger, nothing but open ocean and even see the curvature of the earth. There are plenty of places to stop and eat and plenty of attractions along the various keys. Be sure to stop at one of the places where the old highway has been preserved for pedestrians and fishing. Walk out over the open ocean and look for dolphin, large manta rays, sea turtles and a million kinds of fish. At various stops you can swim with dolphin, feed tarpon, hike along pathways or just drive along and imagine your car is a cruise ship. The Overseas Highway is a marvel not to be missed.

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