Key West, Florida, US
World-Famous Hop-On/Hop-Off Conch Train
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Approximately 1¼ Hours
From bold Spanish explorers to the great cigar barons and sponge magnates, people from all walks of life have made Key West their home. Relax and enjoy this ride through centuries of Key West history.
Walk about 250 yards over flat, paved surface to board the world-famous Conch Tour Train -- a wheeled vehicle that takes you back to the days when fiercely protective Native Americans left their enemies' bones to bleach in the tropical wilderness.
The island’s original name was Bone Key. Explore what is now a lush, tropical and densely populated island, and discover the charm and grace of one of America's unique architectural treasures.
You will get to know characters such as John James Audubon, Ernest Hemingway, and Harry S Truman and, like them, be captivated by the magic of Key West.
As the tour meanders through the Old Town with its blend of tropical plants and flowers, you will pass the historic seaport, the southernmost point of the continental USA, the cigar-makers’ shot-gun houses, wreckers’ mansions and unique churches -- all part of the island’s multicultural heritage.
Find out about Key West’s unique role in the Civil War, and about Henry Flagler’s dream and how it came true.
Delve into the history of the golden age of settlement through the exciting days of the railroad, the Great Depression, World War II, the Kennedy era and the Cuban Missile Crisis to the present.