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Why We Love Sun Splash Water Park (And You Should, Too!)

May 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Water Activities, Attractions, Activities, Outdoor, Pool, Cape Coral

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Key West's Free (mostly) Songwriters Festival

Apr 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Attractions, Activities, Casual, Old-Town, Outdoor, Night Life

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 Celebrating its 22nd year, the Key West Songwriters festival is the world’s LARGEST event of its kind. The five day country music mania begins on Wednesday, May 10th having free shows daily as well as some performances requiring reservations.  This is THE must do for music junkies! Some of Nashville’s greatest talents made their debuts in Key West, at the song writers festival! 

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Free Key West Martello Tower & Gardens Tour

Apr 21, 2017 10:54:23 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Museums, Attractions, Activities, Waterfront

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The Key West Garden Club is located at the West Martello Tower, a National Historic site.  The site was originally built as a protector to Fort Taylor, also on Key West but was rendered obsolete before it was completed. Plans for the site were originally drawn up in 1836, but construction never actually started until 1863.  Since the site was never actually used as a fort, it was occasionally used for; target practice by the US military, quartering troops, storage and a military radio station.  Over the years the fort had come into severe disrepair and was almost demolished. But, in 1949 the Key West city commissioners stopped the demolition and came to an agreement with Monroe County and the Key West Garden Club to maintain it.  In the mid 1970’s the grounds and fort were declared a National Historic Site and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The photos here and on their website don’t do justice and you truly must see this for yourself.  This is one of the island's last remaining free tourist attractions.

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Dixie Roadhouse - Cape Coral's Hottest Country Music Club

Apr 3, 2017 3:22:08 PM / by Key West Express posted in Bar, Attractions, Casual, Bar & Grill, Cape Coral, Night Life

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Dixie Roadhouse is a fantasic place to go with friends or to make new ones!

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AQUA - Key West - Where the Entertainment's a DRAG!!!

Mar 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Bar, Attractions, Casual, Upscale Casual, Drag Show, Night Life

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AQUA Bar and Nightclub, Key West

A visit to Key West is incomplete without taking in a Drag Show!

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Jet Blue Park at Fenway South - Here Come the Boston Red Sox

Mar 15, 2017 5:06:15 PM / by Key West Express posted in Attractions, Sports, Fort Myers

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SW Florida's Rum - Wicked Dolphin

Mar 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Key West Express posted in Insider, Attractions, Casual, Rum, Cape Coral, Distillery

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Florida, America’s sugar cane capital. Has been home to Cape Coral's own “Wicked Dolphin” Rums since 2012. 100% Florida sugar and local ingredients are used when handcrafting rum in small batches in an American Copper Pot Still (the largest in Florida). Wicked Dolphin Rum is aged in American White Oak Barrels which previously were used for premium Kentucky Bourbon, for anywhere from 3 to 14 years.

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Quick Tips for Seminole Casino - Immokalee

Mar 9, 2017 12:26:21 PM / by Key West Express posted in Bar, Attractions, Casual, Pool, Resort, Bar & Grill, Upscale Casual

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Indulge in some of Southwest Florida’s Exciting Gaming, Entertainment, Luxurious Accommodations, and Decadent Dining at one of the area’s top vacation holiday destinations - Seminole Casino.

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Fort Myers Largest Festival of the Year!

Feb 2, 2017 1:33:17 PM / by Scott Schofield posted in Insider, Museums, Attractions, Activities, Casual, Outdoor

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What does Thomas Edison, mid-February and a 2 week party all have in common? The Edison Festival of Light, of course. Each February the City of Ft Myers recognizes its most famous winter resident, Thomas Alva Edison. He built a sprawling home and laboratory along McGregor Boulevard in 1885. Over the years he also encouraged a number of his friends to make the move south. Henry Ford was his most famous friend who shared the property on McGregor Boulevard known as the Edison Ford Estate.

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30th Annual American Sandsculpting Championship

Oct 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Scott Schofield posted in Attractions, Activities, Beaches, Fort Myers Beach, Outdoor

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November 18-27, 2016

Fort Myers Beach hosts the largest sand sculpting event in the state.  Considered a "Must See" event and one of the TOP TEN best sand sculpting competitions in the world by USA Today and CNN Travel.

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