When you say Florida, what comes to mind most of the people?
Orlando and Disney World.
But what happens when you visit Disney, Universal and Sea World? There's something else to do? How about visiting some of the smaller attractions - those that tend to get lost in the confusion.
Lost? Where did they go?
Before "The Mouse" has arrived in Florida, there were sites that Floridians have enjoyed. Smaller, with few or no thrill rides, buthigh in satisfaction. Some of these dried up after Disney attractions, but many of them adapted and flourished. Let's take a look at some of these survivors.
As you can imagine, many of these children are attractions in central Florida, an easy way to Disney. Some of these attractions include:
Busch Gardens: My favorite of all the attractions lost. Easily covered in a day, it wasan African safari theme. From the huge roller coasters, water rides to a trip through an African savanna, there is something for everyone.
Gatorland: Gatorland I visited a million times as a child. Okay, maybe not a million, but it was a popular destination for school trips BD (before Disney). There are alligators shows galore and fun to watch.
Cypress Gardens: This attraction really lost was lost for a while '- had closed its doors, with no intention ofreopening. But miracles do happen, because Cypress Gardens is back and better than ever! It 's more than just a garden, by the way - there are a myriad of shows and a few thrill rides.
There are a lot of small attractions in North Florida, and nearly all of them reside in St. Augustine. Here are some of them for your consideration:
Fountain of youth, mostly historical, is the original site of the Fountain of Youth- The one of legend. When you visit, you can drink water from the spring. Does it work? I have to leave that to you.
Ripley's Believe It or Not: This was the first of all the museums of Ripley's, and perhaps the best. All kinds of oddities abound. It 's funny and well worth a visit.
Potter's Wax Museum: Who knows who you'll run into on this attraction lost? From historical figures to celebrities, the wax museum is a great way to spend an hour or two.
Where are someOther?
Lost attractions can be found throughout the Florida Panhandle to the Keys, you just know where to find them. For more information about these wonders of Florida, visit http://www.great-florida-vacations.com/florida- attractions. Html