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Come to partake in the rowdy sunset celebrations, but don't limit yourself to a Margaritaville experience of Key West—its impressive literary legacy, the shipwrecks and lighthouses and trappings of its maritime history, and those blue waters demand your attention.
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1316 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a hidden gem among the bars and bustle in Key West. The small glass-enclosed habitat is fluttering with more than 50 species of butterflies, as well as colorful birds and a large...
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938 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The U.S. Navy opened the Key West lighthouse in 1848 to help commercial and military vessels navigate the coral reefs around the harbor. After decommissioning, the lighthouse and the house in which its keeper lived were converted into a museum....
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Set 110 kilometers (70 miles) south of Key West is a group of seven uninhabited islands known as the Dry Tortugas, which makes for one of the area’s top day trips. Once there you can explore the historic Fort Jefferson, an enormous military...
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601 Howard England Way, Key West, FL 33040, USA
Yes, there is a fort here—a National Historic Landmark built in the mid-1800s to protect the country’s southernmost coastline—but locals know it for its excellent beach. A nice sandy expanse is a rarity in the Florida...
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Children's book author Judy Blume and her husband, George, were among the cofounders of Books & Books, a nonprofit independent bookstore that shares space with the Studios of Key West. The art deco building that houses...
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6404 Front St, Stock Island, FL 33040, USA
Housed in an old boatbuilding shed by the sea, Coast is a creative space for local artists with big ideas and chill attitudes. Work spaces are set up everywhere in this site carved out of the surrounding industrial area. In sheds and...
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1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The Key West Shipwreck Museum transports visitors back to 1856, when the young city's port had more than 100 ships passing through daily. Because of the coral reefs, shipwrecks were common at the time and salvage...
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907 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Key West’s most famous literary resident, Ernest Hemingway, lived in this two-story Spanish-colonial villa for nearly a decade and composed several of his best-known works here. His second wife, Pauline, insisted they add a pool to the...

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400 Wall St, Key West, FL 33040, USA

Key West is billed as "the Home of the Sunset," which means every time the sun sinks below the horizon, it’s time for a party. Since the 1960s, Mallory Square’s dock has been hosting this nightly celebration, which begins two hours...

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Whitehead St & South Street, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The Southernmost Point buoy, at the corner of Whitehead Street and South Street, marks not only the spot for the southernmost point of the continental United States but also the distance (90 miles) to the next country, Cuba. The...
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513 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040, USA
The city of Key West has an incredible literary history, and one of its most celebrated residents was Tennessee Williams, who lived in town from 1941 until his death in 1983. A final draft of his most famous play, A Streetcar Named...
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8311, 111 Front St, Key West, FL 33040, USA
This wood house was originally intended as officers' housing on the island's naval base, but became famous as the Little White House when Harry S. Truman used it as a base of operations for several extended stays during his...