Fun Facts About The Florida Keys…

  • US 1 is also called the Overseas Highway.
  • Since the 1980’s, approximately 23 artificial reefs have been put in place in the Florida Keys. Most are sunken ships.
  • Green Sea Turtles that live in the ocean waters around the Florida Keys are also endangered species.
  • Duval Street in Key West is known as the longest street in the world, because it runs from coast to coast.
  • Small green mile marker signs line US 1. They start with 126 just south of Florida City and end at MM 0 in Key West.
  • Three types of habitats are found in the Florida Keys. Tropical hardwood hammocks, mangrove forests, and salt water marshes.
  • When you say Conch, pronounce it like konk!

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