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33 National Parks to See Before You Die

In the Gulf of Mexico about 70 miles off of Key West lies a seven-mile-long chain of islands – the centerpiece of Dry Tortugas National Park. This bird and marine life sanctuary—named for the turtles populating the area—contains some of the healthiest coral reefs remaining along North American shores, plus legends of pirates and sunken gold.The area is also known for its legends of pirates, sunken gold, and military past.


Dry Tortugas~ 70 miles west of Key West. It was used in the civil war as a fort, then later a prison that housed Dr. Samuel Mudd in 1869.


Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park. -- On my list of places to go during my next trip to The Keys. (photo by Larry Keller)


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The Sea Siren's Muse Sea Horse and Rose Quartz by waternymph, $63.00