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What are some of the best national parks in Florida?

Did you know that Florida is home to 11 national parks, all of which are worth visiting? Aside from Dry Tortugas National Park, there’s Big Cypress National Preserve in Ochopee, Biscayne National Park in Miami, and Canaveral National Seashore in New Smyrna Beach among others. You can learn more about all of Florida’s national parks (which should all be on your bucket list) in this post.

What other ruins can I explore in Florida?

One incredible site with ruins is located running alongside the Seven-Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys. These ruins were once the Florida Overseas Railroad. Originally built in the early 1900s, the railroad’s middle section was destroyed by a Category 5 hurricane in 1935, rendering it useless from that point on. You can learn more about the history behind the railroad ruins in this article. Florida also has several trails that visitors can use to hike to ruins. In Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park in Ormond Beach, you can take a hike to the ruins of an old plantation and sugar mill that were set ablaze during the Second Seminole War. You can find more hikes in our post, These 7 Trails In Florida Will Lead To Extraordinary Ruins.

Are there any other abandoned sites in Florida?

In Port Orange, there’s an abandoned amusement park you can visit. Now a beautiful garden, this area was once home to Bongoland, a 1930s amusement park. Remnants of the former park remain, like the concrete dinosaurs, making it one of the most unique abandoned attractions in Florida. You can read more about the history and the gardens in this post.


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