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Observation Tower

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Address: Shipwreck Historeum, Mallory Square, Key West, FL
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View the whole Key!!

Awesome views from the top of the tower. Great spot to take pictures too. It is not that bad of a climb. Be sure to sound off the bells along the way. Interesting tour as well.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Conneaut, Ohio
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Conneaut, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome views from the top of the tower. Great spot to take pictures too. It is not that bad of a climb. Be sure to sound off the bells along the way. Interesting tour as well.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have arthritis in my knees and hip and was hesitant about walking up the steps -- but it was much easier than I expected. There are frequent landings, the steps are at an easy grade, and the handrails are constant and steady. The top provides a nice view of Key West and the surrounding water and islands. It's part... More 

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Thank CarolR55
Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best view in town ! Experience some history on this replica tower an example of former towers that were on the island during a huge part of Key West history. Have a look on top of historic buildings and look beyond the water and look down at Key West Historic water front . A must do on your Key West... More 

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful 360 degree view of the island from the observation tower. We are in our early to mid 60's and we're able to climb the stairs without a problem, and it was worth the climb! There are places to stop and rest, and it really isn't as high as it looks. The Shipwreck Museum was interesting, as well.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is on top of the Shipwreck Museum - In addition to the great view and cool pictures you will get - who can resist ringing that Bell. Two of them to ring on the climb up.

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Thank Hugh S
Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The museum is adorable...the kind of place where actors start the story for you, then let you walk through the museum at your own pace. It is super interesting. At the end, you have the option to climb the observation tower. It is a lot of steps, but the view from the top is awesome. If you are afraid of... More 

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Thank MZNaples
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you are into breathtaking views than this is a must see when you are in Key West. I would recommend highly!

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Thank Steven L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I did not want to go up the steps, but was convinced buy my kids. So I made my way all the way up, although I took a few breaks along the way. When I got to the top I was amazed and believe it truly is worth all the steps up and down! There is nowhere else you can... More 

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Thank Julie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

You can see the whole of old town from the tower. After you tour the museum make sure you visit the tower, it is well worth the steps to see everything.

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Bristol, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Was a unique experience of historic diving and wrecks and crew dressed in character and had public act it out with them. A fun detour for kids, however look out tower is not good for people afraid of heights but husband said great view of island

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