Florida is the flattest state in the nation, with its highest point only 345 feet above sea level. But it does have it’s own mountain range (sort of), and even a handful of waterfalls and whitewater rapids. Here are some of our favorites: 1. Falling Waters State Park Florida’s premier waterfall is a natural wonder. […]
Finest Florida Kitsch at The Shell Factory
In the mood for the finest Florida Kitsch? Then it’s time to pay a visit to the Shell Factory. The Shell Factory & Nature Park, which bills itself as the largest shell shop in the world, is a vast roadside menagerie of shells, shellacked gator heads and tacky gifts. But wait, there’s more! The Shell […]
Ma Barker House: Infamous Hideout Open for Tours
Ma Barker’s bullet-riddled, two-story cracker home in Ocklawaha that witnessed the longest gun battle in FBI history is open for tours.
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, […]
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 […]
Silver Springs Wild Monkeys Attract Tourists – And Controversy
The monkeys at Silver Springs State Park are no longer a planned part of the show. They’ve been roaming wild since the 1930s. The monkeys have attracted tourists — and controversy — for years.