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Hurricane Monument

Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Quick stop on the way to Key West

Conveniently located, it is a perfect quick stop on the way to Key West. 500 died in this hurricane.

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Winfield, IL
via mobile
Hurricane Monument worth seeing

Lots of great information and a moving tribute to those lost in the worst hurricane recorded in... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Ileen D
Lebanon, Ohio, United States
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monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“labor day” (24 reviews)
“worth a stop” (13 reviews)
Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Conveniently located, it is a perfect quick stop on the way to Key West. 500 died in this hurricane.

Thank spiewaa
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Lots of great information and a moving tribute to those lost in the worst hurricane recorded in early Keys' history.

Thank Ileen D
Reviewed 8 May 2017

It was an informative memorial to those that lost their lives in the hurricane. Nice monument and beautiful garden.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Easy to miss as the monument is quite small and there are no real signposts around. Interesting to read up on the history of this terrible hurricane and the damage it caused. Nice monument.

Thank catp79
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Back before Huuricanes were given names, the 1935 hurricane that hit the Keys wrecked tremendous havoc, death, and devastation. This monument and memorial on Upper Matecumbe Key is a 5-10 minute stop that provides information about both the hurricane and its aftermath. The cremains of...More

Thank nancyolah
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This monument is easy to miss if you are not looking for it...in fact, even my GPS missed it! It is full of history regarding the Labor Day hurricane and the tragedy it caused. Worth a stop if you have time.

Thank Beccisbucketlist
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the city one weekend and happened to drive by this monument and stop. The amazing story here is one everyone should read about. Don't miss it when you are here. It only takes a minute but it is worth it. The fact that...More

Thank 959beckyf
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We were walking by & stopped to read the information on the monument. (Another there let us know there was more on the other side of the monument.) Doesn't take long to visit and the history lesson well worth it.

Thank 361tiffanyr
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The monument is right nest to the road and it is nice to stop and pay your respects. If the traffic is light it is well worth it, but during peak hours getting back into traffic is frustrating.

Thank AlanBartlett
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Just decided to stop as were going by. Only takes a few minutes to gain some perspective and pay your respects to the victims of this 1935 disaster.

Thank James R
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