Florida's "Grandparent" Attractions: Cypress Gardens and Beyond

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When America first discovered Florida, the meccas for tourists were quite different from those that now draw millions of visitors. Names that were at the forefront of tourists’ minds were Cypress Gardens, Silver Springs, Marineland, Weeki-Wachee Springs, Ross Allen’s Institute, and others. Florida’s natural offerings were center stage and showcased for all to see. In this lecture by author and historian D. L. Havlin, take a nostalgic look at Florida’s past and visit the grandparents of Disneyworld, Universal, and Sea World.



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