A New Guide to Old Florida Attractions

A New Guide to Old Florida Attractions

by Doug Alderson

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Overview

A New Guide to Old Florida Attraction, 2nd edition is a nostalgic journey through old Florida where mermaids still perform in the waters of Weeki Wachee Springs and the carillon bells of the Bok Towers continue to echo across Iron Mountain near Lake Wales. Monstrous reptiles are ever abundant at Gatorland, Gatorama and dolphins continue to leap at Marineland. The first edition was first place winner of the 2017 Royal Palm Literary Award for published travel book and top five finalist for 2017 book of the year by the Florida Writers Association. The second edition revisits a pride of lions in southeast Florida's Lion Country Safari and concrete statues at Goofy Gold in Panama City Beach. New destinations include the Citrus Tower in Clermont, the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami to name just a few. A New Guide to Old Florida Attractions, 2nd edition takes you to these places and more on an unforgettable journey across the Sunshine State. Discover what Florida's golden age of tourism was, and still is, all about― magical and beautiful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561648191
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 647,247
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Doug Alderson is a Florida naturalist and writer. He has published many articles in magazines such as Wildlife Conservation, Sierra, and Florida Wildlife, and has written a number of books on nature travel in Florida. He has published many articles in magazines such as Wildlife Conservation, Sierra, and Florida Wildlife, and has written a number of books on nature travel in Florida. Paddle Florida presented Doug their inaugural Environmental Service Award in 2015 "for conspicuous commitment, unflagging dedication and love of Florida's natural environment."

Table of Contents

  • A Florida Witches’ Brew
  • Part I – Florida Tourism through the Ages
  • One: Early Tourists and Healing Waters
  • Two: Beaches, Highways and a Golden Age
  • Three: History and Nature for All
  • Four: Other Lands and Worlds
  • Five: Gone Forever
  • Part II – Old Florida Attractions You Can Visit
  • Six: Florida to the Rescue
  • Homosassa Springs
  • Weeki Wachee Springs
  • Rainbow Springs
  • De Leon Springs
  • Silver Springs
  • Wakulla Springs
  • Seven: The Mysterious Alligator Keeps on Giving
  • Gatorland
  • Jungle Adventures
  • Everglades Attractions
  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
  • Gatorama
  • Eight: Bok’s Tower Still Sings
  • Nine: Mixing Old and New at LEGOLAND
  • Ten: The Many Lives of Marineland
  • Eleven: Solomon’s Castle in the Swamp
  • Twelve: Other Survivors
    • Sunken Gardens
    • Sarasota Jungle Gardens
    • Everglades Wonder Gardens
    • Maclay Gardens
    • McKee Jungle Gardens
    • Goofy Golf
    • Yearling Restaurant
    • Angel’s Diner
    • Lion Country Safari
    • Parrot Jungle
    • Monkey Jungle
    • Thirteen: Florida Oddities Ever Popular
    • Robbie’s Tarpon Feeding
    • Manatee Watching
    • Bioluminescent Tours
    • Ghost Tours
    • Spook Hill
    • Skunk Ape Research Headquarters
    • Coral Castle

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