Also on these boards
Cypress Gardens 1978---so sad that it is gone. It was the sight of hours of fun for our family when we lived in and near Winter Haven. "Legoland" is nice...but it will never hold a candle to the "Florida Beauty" that was The Pope Estate and later, Cypress Gardens.
Okefenokee swamp - I'm convinced that no one knows about this place but I had a nature boy that learned of it on the history channel. This place is mysterious and exotic and runs from Georgia into Florida. We took a boat ride with lots of alligators around us...my little boy's dream