Type of Attraction: State Park
Highlights: The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, “America’s First Undersea Park,” is home to the famous nine-foot-tall bronze “Christ of the Deep” statue, which lies 25 feet beneath the ocean in the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary, as well as camping, swimming, aquariums, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, SCUBA diving, snorkel tours, glass bottom boat tours and visitor center.
Hours: Daily, 8 AM to sunset
Address: Mile Marker 102.5, Overseas Highway, Key Largo, Florida
Phone Number: (305) 451-1202
Directions: From the Florida Turnpike, travel South to U.S. 1 to Mile Marker 102.5. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park will be on your left-hand side.
RICH’S TRIVIA: Key Largo, which is known as “The Dive Capital of the World,” is the largest of the Florida Keys.
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