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“Interesting Collection of Tidbits - Lacks Structure”
Review of Conch Tour Train

Conch Tour Train
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US$75.00*
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Key West Day Trip
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US$89.00*
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Conch Tour Train
Ranked #41 of 293 Tours in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: See the best of Key West on the tour that has been entertaining visitors since 1958. Our expert 'engineers' and friendly staff have delighted guests with the legends and tales of Ernest Hemingway, and Tennessee Williams and the stories of the pirates, Indians, wreckers and artists who called this island home. 90 minutes and over 100 points of interest. No Key West vacation is complete without the world famous Conch Tour Train.
Reviewed 1 June 2011

Summary: Informative tour will point out the interesting things about Key West, but because it lacks a framework, it feels like a list of bullet points.

Traveling with a toddler, we had to pick our activities in Key West carefully. We chose the Conch Tour Train based on the TripAdvisor reviews. We wanted to learn about the town a bit since it clearly had a colorful history.

We thought that the Conch Tour Train would be a good way to get a crash course in what the town was about. And it was - but it was more of a "look at this example of this type of architecture," then "there's the Catholic grotto where Sister So-And-So Prayed" - just a long list of tidbits. The tour would have been much more interesting and powerful if it were woven into a chronological narrative about the history of the town. I wanted to know the source of Key West's famous quirkiness, and instead I got a pile of facts.

It's worthwhile and I recommend it, but don't expect it to be a 0-60 primer on the town.

Thank Zudnic
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

We decided to check out The Conch Tour Train while we were visiting Key West on our honeymoon during the week of May 23-May 27, and we were very glad we did! Our guide, Bob (otherwise known as "SpongeBob") was exceptionally courteous, professional, and very enthusiastic about making sure that everyone had a great time. He seems to thoroughly enjoy his job and was open to answering questions, taking photos, and just genuinely seemed to care about everyone who took the time to take his tour. We learned alot about Key West and many of the attractions on this tour which helped us to decide about some other places to go while we were on our honeymoon. We would highly recommend taking the tour, and if you have "Bob" as your guide, you'll be sure to have a great time!

Thank Gracie0412
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Reviewed 29 May 2011

Went on the tour with BJ as our guide. He had lots of silly jokes but gave a lot of very interesting information about key west. It was nice there were 4 points to get off an explore. Saw the aquarium on of the stops. It's a great way to hit the high points and see what all you want to do later. Tickets are good all day. I really enjoyed this and am very glad I did it!

Thank C73351
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Reviewed 29 May 2011

We visited Key West and decided to do the train tour as my 3 year old son is obsessed with trains - he loved being on the train and driving around. It was fun to learn about the different areas and history of Key West.
I would recommend this tour it was a lovely way to spend a portion of our afternoon in Key West.

Thank Joeanne M
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Reviewed 12 May 2011

Loved, loved, loved this tour. We were aboard a cruise ship and had limited time to visit Key West. This was our first time to the Keys and we wanted to make the most of our time there. This is the tour to take! Exceptional service, outstanding guide, friendly staff, informative, very enjoyable. I would do it again in a heart beat! Our guide Tom was fantastic!

Thank susan0418
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