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Hurricane Monument

Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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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)
“lives lost” (10 reviews)
“worth a stop” (13 reviews)
Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're lucky, it seems, as we don't seem to have hurricanes with the same number of fatalities anymore, probably because of early warning and better communications. The cremated remains of approximately 300 people are buried here. But to show you the power of the hurricane,...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

One of the few things along the keys that is actually free we spent probably 15-20 minutes here very interesting we also went to Pigeon key which tied in nicely as it gave more detail about the train and trying to save the people that...More

Thank gatorsos
Reviewed 10 July 2017

a sad reminder of what mother nature can unleash on us all. But also a testament to the perseverance of those who survived.

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Seriously, as you drive by on the Overseas Highway you can see it. just slow down and you wont miss a thing.

Thank Clint S
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The Hurricane of 1935 resulted in total devastation for the people who living here. The cremated remains of over 300 people are buried with this 80 year old monument.

1  Thank happytraveler2591
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting place for a fast stop to wonder around and stretch your legs after a long car ride. Sad to read about all the lives lost.

Thank Frogtown11
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 9 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
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