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A new guide to old Florida attractions : from mermaids to singing towers

Author: Doug Alderson
Publisher: Sarasota, Florida : Pineapple Press, Inc., [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
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"Mermaids still perform in the clear waters of Weeki Wachee Springs as they have for decades. The Bok Towers carillon bells, installed in 1929, continue to echo across Iron Mountain near Lake Wales. Monstrous reptiles are ever abundant at Gatorland, Gatorama and the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Dolphins continue to leap at Marineland. St. Petersburgs Sunken Gardens is fully restored to its former  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doug Alderson
ISBN: 9781561648191 1561648191
OCLC Number: 917888511
Description: 181 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents: A Florida Witches' Brew --
Early tourists and healing waters --
Beaches, highways and a Golden Age --
History and nature for all --
Other lands and worlds --
Gone forever --
Florida to the rescue --
The mysterious alligator keeps on giving --
Bok's Tower still sings --
Mixing old and new at LEGOLAND --
The many lives of Marineland --
Swamp Castle --
Sunken gardens and other survivors --
Florida oddities ever popular --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Doug Alderson.

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"Mermaids still perform in the clear waters of Weeki Wachee Springs as they have for decades. The Bok Towers carillon bells, installed in 1929, continue to echo across Iron Mountain near Lake Wales. Monstrous reptiles are ever abundant at Gatorland, Gatorama and the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Dolphins continue to leap at Marineland. St. Petersburgs Sunken Gardens is fully restored to its former grandeur, complete with flamingos. You can still drive through a pride of lions at southeast Florida's Lion Country Safari. And nothing speaks of Old Florida like the giant concrete statues at Goofy Golf in Panama City Beach. Many of Florida's classic attractions still exist and even thrive in the shadow of mega-theme parks and interstate highways. A New Guide to Old Florida Attractions 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, beautiful and fun"--

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