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Address: Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: (305) 809-3700
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A colorful landmark buoy and spectacular sunsets make the southernmost spot...

A colorful landmark buoy and spectacular sunsets make the southernmost spot in the Continental U.S. a special place to visit.

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Must do photo op

Go early to avoid the line that will build up. The cool thing is it's usually customary for the people behind you to take your photo so your whole party can be in it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We passed by while walking back from Ernest Hemingway's house. There was a long line of people waiting to take their picture in front of the cement maker at the point. It was too hot for us to stand in line so we just snapped a picture of the marker from a distance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Go early to avoid the line that will build up. The cool thing is it's usually customary for the people behind you to take your photo so your whole party can be in it.

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Since we were at the Key West Butterfly Conservatory, we took the short walk to see the Big Buoy. It was so muggy and hot that we decided the line was way too long to stand on just to have our picture with it. I did get close enough to take a picture in between families :)

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok, The US is a big place, and its kind of quirky to say you have stood at its most southern point - though iconic here is bit overused and excessive - I would say 'quirky' and the kids will just want to know how it works! Try telling a 4 year old, it just sits there doing absolutely nothing... More 

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The area was smaller than I expected...large crowds and felt pressured to take a quick picture for the next people go...

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Jax Beach, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You do have to wait in line to get a photo, and it's a bit unorganized and you have to be patient. But you can't come to Key West and not visit this iconic landmark!

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great site to say you have, "been there, done that, got the picture". When cruise ships are in, can be a line but usually can walk right up. Homeless hound to get in line for you or charge to take a pic but a simple, "no thank you" work fine. Be careful walking in the street when busy. People speed... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok......so this is marker buoy and you have to queue to have your photo taken by it. BUT it is the most southern most point in the USA and you are closer to Havana than Miami, so in terms of geography it is a must! Check out the southern most goft shop near by too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see in key west - although be prepared to queue up in the heat to get a photo taken next to it. Not much else to say about it :)

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend visiting this spot! It's a cool place to say you have been but even cooler when you pull up a map and take a look at it from an aerial perspective. Great place to take children and a great place for couples to visit and conquer together. We did not experience a line because we visited at... More 

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