Paris, Pisa . . . and Polk County. No visit would be complete without visiting their famous tourist towers. And Florida has not one but three historic towers that draw visitors near and far to experience a bird’s-eye view of the sunshine state. Perched on hilltops along the Lake Wales Ridge (an ancient sand dune […]
The Barberville Yard Art Emporium
The truth is — and the owner of this head-turning marketplace freely admits it — there’s nothing at the Barberville Yard Art Emporium that you need. But on that rare occasion when you’ve got an unusual hankering for a 19-foot aluminum giraffe, monster chicken, dinosaur or life-sized herd of buffalo . . . . Well, […]
Amazing History of Drag Racing at Don Garlits
About the only thing missing from the Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala is the roar of engines and the smell of exhaust. What you will find is a comprehensive history of the sport of drag racing curated by the father of the sport, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits.
USA’s Lowest High Point – Florida’s Britton Hill
From the public park on Britton Hill, there’s an outline of gentle, rolling farmland in the distance. In fact, the nearby hills seem higher, and they’re certainly steeper. But take it or leave it, Britton Hill is the lowest high point in the United States. At 345 feet above sea level, you won’t stand on […]
Civil War in Florida Remembered at Battle of Olustee
Florida’s biggest and bloodiest Civil War battle is remembered each President’s Day weekend by thousands of reenactors who come to Osceola National Forest to recreate the Battle of Olustee.
Ghosts of Pioneer History Echo on The Yearling Trail
Hike through history on the Yearling Trail to the remains of the Long homestead on Pat’s Island, setting for Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings novel, The Yearling.