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 […]
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.
Jacksonville’s Civil War History Remembered in Little-Known Community of Mandarin
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.
These Tallahassee Day Trips Detour from the Beaten Path
From living history to authentic blues — to Florida’s only private Frank Lloyd Wright home — here’s a roundup of Tallahassee’s coolest day trips and off-beat destinations.
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.
Hidden Keys: 5 Abandoned Islands in Paradise
The grandest of adventures are born on isolated islands. From pirate gold to giant apes, the mystery of what might be found on a spec of land peeking up through a vast sea has captivated our imaginations for millennia. On a few of the Florida Keys, some of these tales are actually true. With more […]