A world-class exhibit featuring Native American canoes from across two continents is coming to the Silver River Museum in February 2020.
Central Florida’s 19th-century history returns to Ocala each November at the Ocali Country Days festival, hosted by the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center. “This is an 1800s-themed folk fair,” said museum director Scott Mitchell. “What sets it apart is that a lot of folks are demonstrating old pioneer skills and crafts that have […]
OKLAWAHA, FL — Ma Barker died with a Tommy Gun in her hands, according to the FBI. For decades the bullet-riddled, two-story cracker home in Ocklawaha that witnessed the longest gun battle in FBI history was off limits to the public. But now the notorious home of the Gangster Era shootout is open for tours […]
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 […]
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.
This community preserves a unique glimpse of civil war history and the development of Jacksonville – from sunken ships to one of its most famous residents, author Harriet Beecher Stowe.