Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Published on Jan 11, 2018

Situated in the heart of the Lower Keys and only 24 miles from Key West, the Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration is a fully equipped marine science facility dedicated to marine research and education in the Florida Keys.

Florida Travel: The Ultimate Florida Keys Road Trip

Published on Jul 10, 2014

Get away with Chad Crawford as he makes his way through the beauty of the Florida Keys. Each key has something unique to offer and Chad shows you the best when he shows you how to Do the Florida Keys. And Chef Justin Timineri brings you a new recipe for an old Keys favorite when he mixes up a Florida Spiny Lobster Stir-Fry.

Florida Keys Overview Video

Published on May 11, 2012

What you see in the Florida Keys you will not see anywhere else in the United States. Famous beauty and nature comprised in more than 800 islands, with 125 miles of Overseas Highway to explore. Enjoy this video for a short introduction to the fabulous Florida Keys.

Key West to Miami Highway Construction 1935 US 1, Overseas Highway

Published on Nov 27, 2013


The Overseas Highway is a 113-mile (181.9 km)[2][3] highway carrying U.S. Route 1 (US 1) through the Florida Keys. Large parts of it were built on the former right-of-way of the Overseas Railroad, the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway. Completed in 1912, the Overseas Railroad was heavily damaged and partially destroyed in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. The Florida East Coast Railway was financially unable to rebuild the destroyed sections, so the roadbed and remaining bridges were sold to the state of Florida for $640,000.

Since the 1950s the Overseas Highway has been refurbished into a main coastal highway between the cities of Miami and Key West, offering travelers an exotic roadway through a tropical savanna environment and access to the largest area of coral reefs on the U.S. mainland. Many exotic animals such as the American Crocodile and Key Deer inhabit the tropical islands of the Florida Keys.