Key West, Florida: 25-Foot-Tall Giant Kissers

Modeled on famous photo of sailor kissing nurse at the end of WWII. Earlier versions of this statue (four of them are scattered around the country) were named "Unconditional Surrender." This one is named "Embracing Peace." Moved from Michigan to Key West in Jan. 2017.
Address:
281 Front St., Key West, FL
Directions:
Downtown, in the Mallory Square area. In front of the Custom House Museum and across from the Mel Fisher Museum.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Kissers.

25-Foot-Tall Giant Kissers

This is now directly in front of the Custom House steps.

[Stef, 05/24/2017]

Sailor kissing nurse.

Giant Statue, End of WWII Kiss

Remember the photograph of the sailor kissing the nurse to celebrate the end of World War II? It's been re-created in a big way, as a 25-foot-tall statue. The statue is one of four by artist Seward Johnson. I've read that this placement [in Royal Oak, Michigan] is temporary, to raise funds for the Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial.

[Nick Plaskon, 09/22/2016]

Kissers.

25-Foot-Tall Giant Kissers

Temporary installation [in Royal Oak, Michigan] on display until December 2016. Parking available at nearby Walgreens. Do not park in lot beside statue, it will block the fire lane and the firemen will make you move, or tow your car. It's a great stop!

[Tara, 07/11/2016]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Mel Fisher Maritime MuseumMel Fisher Maritime Museum, Key West, FL - < 1 mi.
Bar With Death Chains In The WallBar With Death Chains In The Wall, Key West, FL - < 1 mi.
Sponge MonsterSponge Monster, Key West, FL - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Southernmost Point in Continental USA, Key West, FL - 1 mi.

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