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Florida Southern College and Frank Lloyd Wright
Florida Southern College, the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida, is home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world. Located in Lakeland, it has been named one of the most beautiful campuses in the U.S. The campus is open to the public for tours.

Dry Tortugas National Park
The Dry Tortugas, a western extension of the Florida Keys, lie about 70 miles west of Key West. Access to these 7 islets is by boat or seaplane. A ferry makes daily trips to Garden Key from Key West. Continue reading to learn about the history of this unique national park and what to do there.

Garden Key and Dry Tortugas Lighthouses
Garden Key and Dry Tortugas Lighthouses are located in the Dry Tortugas area of the Florida Keys. Both are now deactivated, but are of historical interest. Visiting these remote structures requires a boat or seaplane.

Pensacola Lighthouse
Visiting Pensacola Lighthouse is rated as one of the top 10 things to do in Pensacola. In addition to climbing tours, the lightstation offers a museum of historic exhibits and occasional special events. Entry to the lighthouse is through a security gate.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, the oldest existing structure in Palm Beach County, offers a panoramic view from over 150 feet above sea level. Continue reading to discover the interesting history of this maritime beacon and learn about other activities available on its grounds.

Celebrate National Lighthouse Day
August 7 is National Lighthouse Day. Continue reading to learn the history of this day as well as a listing of Florida lighthouses you can visit. Many of them have tours and other special activities planned for National Lighthouse Day.

Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Skyway Fishing Pier
The Sunshine Skyway Bridge that connects Bradenton and St. Petersburg was opened in 1987. It was not the first bridge to connect these 2 cities. It replaced an older bridge that suffered a tragic accident in 1980. Read on to learn its history and why the new bridge is so much safer.

Silver Springs State Park
Silver Springs State Park features one of the largest artesian springs in the world. It became Florida's first commercial tourist attraction in the 1870s and has had an interesting history. Continue reading to find out how the park has changed over the years.

The Santa Fe River
The Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee, is a geologically interesting stream and a popular water recreation destination. Multiple springs along the lower Santa Fe add clear water to the river and provide opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and SCUBA diving.

Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a popular place to tube on a hot summer day or to paddle on a cool one. You can also swim, snorkel, scuba dive, hike, or picnic. Find out what makes this park so special.

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