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Adventure Island

Adventure Island
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33612
Adventure Island's 30 acres contains a blend of water rides, outdoor cafes, picnic and sunbathing areas, gift shops, and a championship white-sand volleyball complex set within a Key West atmosphere.

African-American Research Library

African-American Research Library
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, 33311
The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center is a general-service library, as well as a research facility and cultural center containing more than 75,000 books and related materials that focus on the experiences of people of African descent.

American Police Hall of Fame and Museum

American Police Hall of Fame and Museum
Titusville, Brevard County, Florida, 32780
Founded in 1960, the APHF is the nation's first national police museum and memorial dedicated to American law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Arcadia Municipal Airport (X06)

Arcadia Municipal Airport (X06)
Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida, 34266
A general aviation airport that provides a variety of services including aircraft maintenance, hangars, pilot supplies, and other services.

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, 32801
The site has been a center for performing arts since 1926 and was renamed for former Orlando Mayor Bob Carr in the 1970's. It is home to the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando Opera and the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Boca Raton Museum of Art

Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, 33432
The museum features an assortment of traveling exhibitions and permanent collections from established and rising artists. An outdoor sculpture garden is among the museum's highlights.

Busch Gardens Africa

Busch Gardens Africa
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33674
Also known as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, this 335-acre 19th century African-themed park opened on March 31, 1959 as a beer garden for the Tampa Anheuser-Busch brewery. The park is also an operating zoo with many animal attractions.

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Saint Augustine, St. John's County, Florida
Built between 1672 and 1695, Castillo de San Marcos was the first masonry fort constructed to defend Saint Augustine. It was known as Fort St. Mark from 1763 until 1784 while under British control and Fort Marion from 1821 until 1942.

Channelside

Channelside
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
Channelside is a district just east of Downtown Tampa. Bordered by Ybor Channel on the east and Garrison Channel on the south, Channelside has become a popular entertainment and shopping destination.

Church Street Station

Church Street Station
Orlando, Orange County, Florida
Once an active entertainment venue, Church Street has been fighting to regain an audience that was taken by Downtown Disney. At one time, there was a station for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad here.

Count de Hoernle Amphitheater

Count de Hoernle Amphitheater
Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, 33432
Formerly called the Mizner Park Amphitheater, the venue is part of Boca Raton's Centre for the Arts. It opened in 2002. The 3500-seat venue is located adjacent to the shopping area at Mizner Park.

El Centro Espanol of West Tampa

El Centro Espanol of West Tampa
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33605
El Centro Espanol was a organization of cigar workers in Ybor City and West Tampa. Build in 1912, members could use the building as a sort of club house or for amenities such as a gym, casino (game room), cafe, etc.

Eureka Springs Park

Eureka Springs Park
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33610
This site was developed into a botanical garden of rare and unusual plants as a result of many years of work by Albert Greensburg, who donated the site to Hillsborough County in 1967.

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park
Florida
The Everglades are subtropical marshlands, large areas of wetland which are subject to continuous flooding and features grasses, rushes, reeds and other herbaceous plants in shallow water.

Flagler Memorial Monument

Flagler Memorial Monument
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida
A 110-foot (34 m) high obelisk with allegorical sculptures at its base stands as a monument to Miami pioneer Henry M. Flagler. It was constructed in the center of an artificial island in memory of Flagler, who died in 1913.

Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, 32307
Although it has had different names, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded in 1887, and in 1891, it was designated Florida's land-grant institution for African-Americans.

Florida Aquarium

Florida Aquarium
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33602
Home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and all over the world, the Florida Aquarium opened in March of 1995. The facility is not only an aquarium, but also an aviary and botanical garden.

Florida Citrus Bowl

Florida Citrus Bowl
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, 32805
The Florida Citrus Bowl currently seats around 70,000. Its main events are the Capital One Bowl and the Champs Sports Bowl. It also hosts the annual Florida Classic between Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman College.

Florida Museum of Natural History

Florida Museum of Natural History
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, 32611
The museum was founded in 1891 and relocated to the campus of the University of Florida in 1906 and was chartered as the state's official natural history museum by the Florida Legislature in 1917.

Florida State Capitol (Old)

Florida State Capitol (Old)
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, 32301
Florida's Old State Capitol Building reopened to the public in 1982. It now serves as a museum covering events in Florida life and government. It is part of the Capitol Complex, which includes the new Capitol and other buildings.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, 33315
Once the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, the airport ranks as one of the 50 busiest airports in the world. The airport's close proximity to cruise line terminals has made it popular among tourists bound for the Caribbean.

Henry B. Plant Museum

Henry B. Plant Museum
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33606
The Henry B. Plant Museum is housed in the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, now home to The University of Tampa. Its mission is to interpret the Tampa Bay Hotel at the turn of the century and the Victorian lifestyles of America's Gilded Age.

Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts

Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts
Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 33139
Originally known as the Miami Beach Auditorium, the 2700-seat Jackie Gleason Theater offers a year-round season of Broadway shows, concerts and dance performance!

John Gilmore Riley House

John Gilmore Riley House
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, 32301
John G. Riley was born a slave and died a millionaire. His home in Tallahassee has been turned into a museum dedicated to African-American history and culture. It is one of two original homes in an area that was once a middle-class black neighborhood.

John Gorrie Museum State Park

John Gorrie Museum State Park
Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida, 32320
John Gorrie received the first U.S. Patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851. A replica of the first ice-making machine is on display at the museum, as well as exhibits chronicling the colorful history of Apalachicola.

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center
Brevard County, Florida
The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the NASA space vehicle launch facility (spaceport). The site is near Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is 34 mi long and around 6 mi wide, covering 219 square miles.

Knott House Museum

Knott House Museum
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, 32301
It is said that the Emancipation Proclamation was read from the front steps of this historic 1843 home. It's preserved as it looked in 1928, when the Knott family left it and all of its contents to the city.

Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee
Florida
Okeechobee is the largest lake in Florida. The name Okeechobee comes from the Hitchiti language and means "big water." The 20 foot (6 m) wide dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee is a part of the Florida Trail.

Latin American Art Museum

Latin American Art Museum
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 33135
Formerly The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, the museum preserves, promotes and displays contemporary Spanish and Latin American artwork. It also hosts monthly touring exhibitions.

Lowry Park Zoo

Lowry Park Zoo
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33604
The Lowry Park Zoo opened at its current location in 1957. It was closed in the 1980's for a complete reconstruction and reopened in March of 1988. Seven main exhibit areas cover over 56 acres of lush, natural habitats.

Miami Art Museum

Miami Art Museum
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 33130
Founded in 1997, MAM is currently housed in a space that was solely conceived as an exhibition hall. The museum is in the process of building a new facility in Museum Park in downtown Miami.

Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium

Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 33129
The Museum first started as "The Junior Museum of Miami" and was established in 1949. The planetarium was opened on November 4, 1966. The administration is currently working to move the museum to Park West at Bicentennial Park

Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 33149
The park was the first major marine park attraction in South Florida. Its grand opening was in 1955. In addition to the marine mammals, the Miami Seaquarium also houses fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles and manatees.

Mizner Park

Mizner Park
Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, 33432
Mizner Park is a suburban lifestyle center (boutique mall) located in downtown Boca Raton, Florida. Besides upscale shops, Mizner is comprised of rental apartments and offices.

Muffler Man

Muffler Man
Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida, 34265
One of the many large molded fiberglass sculptures that became advertising icons throughout the U.S., this Muffler Man has been outfitted with a shovel and promotes a land clearing company.

Old Hyde Park Village

Old Hyde Park Village
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33606
Hyde Park Village is an upscale open-air shopping center located in the neighborhood of Hyde Park in Tampa, Florida.

Old Lincoln High School

Old Lincoln High School
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida
Lincoln High School was opened in 1876 during Reconstruction as the all-black school and served grades 1 through 12. The school was closed in 1970 when Leon County Schools were integrated.

One Progress Plaza

One Progress Plaza
St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, 33701
One Progress Plaza is a 28-story skyscraper designed by Jung Brannen Associates which was completed in 1990. Rising 386 feet (118 m), it is currently the tallest building in St. Petersburg.

Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)

Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, 32819
The OCCC currently ranks as the second largest convention center in the United States with over 2.2 million square feet of exhibition space.

Orlando Speed World

Orlando Speed World
Orlando, Orange County, Florida, 32820
Stock car and drag racing are the featured entertainment at this FASCAR track.

Pioneer Settlement for Creative Arts

Pioneer Settlement for Creative Arts
Barberville, Volusia County, Florida, 32105
Anchored around the Central School of Barberville, many historic structures have been moved to the grounds. Other structures have been built on site to demonstrate historical trades.

Ponce de Leon Inlet Light

Ponce de Leon Inlet Light
Ponce Inlet, Volusia County, Florida, 32127
Originally called Mosquito Inlet Light, the lighthouse at Ponce de Leon Inlet, at 175 feet in height, is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and the one of the tallest in the United States.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33602
Sacred Heart is the oldest Catholic church, in the city of Tampa. Dedicated on January 15, 1905, the mostly Romanesque building includes a 135 foot dome, 17 stained glass windows, solid oak pews and doors, porcelain tiles, and a Carrara marble altar.

Saint Leo Abbey

Saint Leo Abbey
Saint Leo, Pasco County, Florida, 33574
The monastic Church of the Holy Cross of St. Leo was consecrated on January 29, 1948. Of Lombardic-Romanesque design, the principal material is white limestone brick. The tower rises 86 feet and is 24-feet square.

Spook Hill

Spook Hill
Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida
Spook Hill is a "gravity hill". An optical illusion where it seems vehicles and other objects roll uphill when they are actually going downhill.

SS American Victory

SS American Victory
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33602
The S.S. American Victory is a World War II Victory ship which is now a working maritime museum. One of several Victory ships due to be scrapped, she was rescued for preservation and arrived at Tampa on 16 September 1999.

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Florida, 34689
The Cathedral was completed in 1943 and was designed in a 13th century Byzantine style. It has a yellow brick exterior with large carved wooden doors. The interior marble was quarried in Greece and was part of the 1939 World's Fair Greek Pavilion.

Statue of Don Vicente Martinez Ybor

Statue of Don Vicente Martinez Ybor
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33605
Don Vicente Martinez Ybor established the first cigar factory in Tampa, beginning what was to be the city's major export for decades. Ybor's friend, Gavino Gutierrez, laid out a street grid for the area which became Ybor City.

Stranahan House

Stranahan House
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, 33301
Build by the founder of the city, the Stranahan House has served as a trading post, town hall, post office and bank. It has been restored to its 1913 condition as an example of Florida vernacular architecture in a tropical wilderness setting.

Sunken Gardens

Sunken Gardens
St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, 33704
The Sunken Gardens are an important example of a 1930s Florida roadside commercial attraction, and is probably the oldest commercial tourist attraction on Florida's west coast.

Tampa Bay Hotel (Plant Hall)

Tampa Bay Hotel (Plant Hall)
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33606
Henry Bradley Plant was a railroad tycoon of the 1880s. He built the Tampa Bay Hotel as a grand palace; it covers six acres and is a quarter-mile long. The Moorish theme was selected because of its exotic appeal to well traveled Victorians.

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (TBPAC)

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center (TBPAC)
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33602
As the largest performing arts complex south of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the 290,000-square-foot (27,000 mē) Center opened in 1987 and provides an environment for a wide variety of world-class events.

Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum of Art
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 30602
The museum exhibits 20th-century fine art, as well as Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. During the construction of a new museum building, the facility is temporarily housed in El Centro Espanol, a historic building in West Tampa.

TECO Line Streetcar System

TECO Line Streetcar System
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
Operated by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transportation Authority and managed by Tampa Historic Streetcar, Inc. the TECO Line connects downtown to the historic Ybor City district. The line is 2.3 miles long and has 12 stations.

The Bass

The Bass
Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 33139
The museum specializes in art from around the world from the Renaissance to modern art. The Bass Museum was founded in 1963 by the City of Miami Beach from a private donation and occupies the 1930s Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center.

Town Center at Boca Raton

Town Center at Boca Raton
Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, Florida, 33431
Construction on the Town Center Mall started in 1979, and it officially opened with in 1980. Throughout 1999 and 2000, the older portions of the mall were redeveloped, and a new area called "The Terrace" has recently opened.

Tree of Knowledge Park

Tree of Knowledge Park
Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida
The park was named for the large oak tree there. It is said to be called the Tree of Knowledge because it has had so many wise old men sit underneath it.

Union Bank Building

Union Bank Building
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, 32399
Opened in 1841, the Union Bank Building is said to be the oldest surviving bank building in the state. It is now an extension of the Florida A&M University Black Archives, Research Center and Museum.

Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Orange County, Florida
Walt Disney World Resort includes The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney Hollywood Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom and 32 resorts and hotels that are located on the Walt Disney World property.

Westfield Brandon

Westfield Brandon
Brandon, Hillsborough County, Florida
Originally opened in 1995 as Brandon Town Center, the mall served a million shoppers in its first seventeen days alone.

Ybor City

Ybor City
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33605
Ybor City is a historic neighborhood located just northeast of downtown Tampa. It is known as Tampa's Latin Quarter. Portions of the old neighborhood have been designated as a National Historic Landmark District.

Ybor Factory Building

Ybor Factory Building
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida
This is one of the remaining original cigar factories that made Tampa grow into a major city in the late 19th century. As part of the Ybor City neighborhood rebirth, it has been renovated and houses several shops and restaurants.

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Top 10 Most Popular Florida Landmarks

  1. Everglades National Park
  2. Adventure Island
  3. Kennedy Space Center
  4. Statue of Don Vicente Martinez Ybor
  5. Walt Disney World Resort
  6. SS American Victory
  7. Spook Hill
  8. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
  9. Flagler Memorial Monument
  10. Miami Seaquarium

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