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“Off the beaten path history” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Key West Cemetery

Key West Cemetery
Ranked #26 of 160 things to do in Key West
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Owner description: A very unusual cemetery - several graves have humorous epitaphs (e.g., "I told you I was sick").
College Station, Texas
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Off the beaten path history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

It's worth taking a self-guided stroll through Key West Cemetery with a map provided in the box at the office. While I was surprised to see some of the sites crumbling, it is a very peaceful place with several notable Key Westerners buried here.

Visited January 2013
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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148 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Interesting...but a little sad.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Good for a walkthru (you can drive in also but its tight). Many graves above ground but a lot in a state of disrepair and poorly maintained. A sad reflection to me and apparently not well managed/supervised.

Visited January 2013
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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145 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Interesting headstones and history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Surprisingly large considering the size of Key West, but it does go back almost 200 years. Some interesting headstones with "funny" epitaphs...and it is a quiet place amidst a generally noisy town. Good for a walk around the grounds.

Visited January 2013
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Probably interesting historically but visually...not so much”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

Nothing special in the monuments and the plantings are pretty sad. I admit, I didn't read many headstones/monuments. The general historical context was apparent--jam-packed together with newer sections looking bit like the motel rooms on A1A. Be warned-no usable shade.

Visited January 2013
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Voorheesville, New York
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of my favorites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Don't miss this. Take the tour if possible. Interesting graves, stories and epitaphs. Loved the pet burials.

Visited January 2013
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