Lost Florida attractions have left although not forgotten. Florida’s
historic landscape is dotted with attractions that did not make
For each existing Florida tourist attraction, there appears to become 2 or 3 more that did not survive. These lengthy gone attractions are dreams that did not exercise.
People invested their cash and labored difficult to make their
attraction succeed. Their payrolls were vital that you the communities
these were situated in. These lost attractions are members of our Florida
Within the years after World War Two or more in to the 1960’s, there have been no
interstate highways in Florida with no Turnpike. The primary north-south
routes were US-1, US-27, US-301, US-441, and US-41.
Many of these roads converged near Ocala, after which fanned to mind southwest toward Tampa and Sarasota or southeast toward Lake Okeechobee and Miami beyond.
A number of these lost Florida attractions were on these old highways, typical Florida backroads.
Others came later, attempting to feed from the craze surrounding Wally Walt Disney World and yet another major amusement parks. Most of them did not allow it to be either.
When you’re wandering around Florida’s back roads, it’s fun to inquire about the locals in which the lost attraction was and go go to the site and find out what’s there now.
Here are the type I understand about. I am sure there are lots of more, but this can be a start.
The Essential Things to Do in Tampa Bay, Florida
A Nony Mouse: As a Tampa native, I would also recommend:\nFort de Soto Park (beach in St. Pete)- the water is very clear blue like pool water, ample parking, and restroom facilites are comparatively good for a beach\nkayaking on the Hillsborough River- nice on a warm, breezy February \nBallast Point Park pier at sunset is beautiful (although parking is sparse)\nThe Seminole Heights/Hillsborough Ave area has a lot of quaint, retro/hipster shops and such like Seminole Heights General Store, Mauricio's Bakery, and A Modern Line (mid century modern furniture)\nIf you like drives through farms and rural scenery, Pasco County and Wesley Chapel are lovely. \nSacred Heart Cathedral is a small but lovely cathedral.\nAlso I like the chess piece shaped stairwell posts at the Plant Museum in University of Tampa\n\nFor Views: \n\nTampa is not the biggest city, but here are my favorite tall viewpoints: \nat University of South Florida in Beard garage- if you take the elevator to the rooftop level, you can look over the sides in every direction as far as downtown Tampa, Busch gardens, and New Tampa. \n\nAlso in downtown Tampa, I really liked the Embassy Suites hotel. (maybe it's soliciting) but there are two elevators- one with a view of the outside. Ascend the elevator to window facing outside all the way to the top for a lovely view of downtown Tampa (especially at night) Then descend on the elevator with a window facing the inside of the hotel and get a real sense of vertigo as you drop past the 47 (or so) floors with layered balconies.
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