on August 17, 2008
A great way to learn the history of Key West and travel through the city is on the Conch Tour Train. The 90-minute tour provides a unique look at the architecture, lush vegetation, tourist spots and neighborhoods of the Conch Republic. If you overlook the corny jokes and typical tourist photo at the start of your ride, it is a fun and informative experience. You will see the southernmost point in the continental US, the first bar - Green Parrot - and the apartment building where Hemingway penned "A Farewell to Arms" on his first visit to KW. The train takes you through the Cuban neighborhood as well as the popular Duvall Street. We also passed St. Mary's Star of the Sea church, where the wedding we were in town for was held. The homes of famous visitors such as Harry Truman and John James Audobon, Robert Frost are en route, as well as the Hemingway House and its resident cats. There are 2 brief stops for souvenir shopping and refreshments. Although we had free passes from our host, the $29 adult rate is worth the fare.
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