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Clean park with nice laundry facilites and great pool area. Close to town of Dunedin which is a wonderful little town for shopping for those Florida must have souvenirs. Love this little town! By Eileen Gross
The newest RV park in the area this park keeps an old Florida feel with natural lakes and vegetation mixed around the huge RV sites. With friendly owners and easy access to area beaches this out of the way park is a great respite during your RV rental trip.
Known as Florida's State Art Museum, the Ringling is the former home and personal gallery of Mabel and John Ringling, the famed circus magnate. On this 66-acre property, visitors can tour the Ca' d'Zan, the Circus Museum, the Bayfront Gardens and the historic Asolo Theater. If art and architecture are your thing, don't miss a stop at the Ringling.
The official state art museum of Florida offers over 10,000 works which include paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, prints and decorative arts. Within its 150,000 square feet, you can also find a circus museum, the Ca' d'Zan a famous Gothic Venetian house and the Ringling?s mansion. You can also watch world class performances here.
With more than 100 marine local species to learn about, visitors can see sharks, manatees, sea turtles, seahorses, rays, seahorses, and invertebrates including cuttlefish, jellyfish, and sea anemones. You can also get up close and touch baby sharks and participate in interactive games as you learn about sea life cycles. This is a chance to learn from a world renowned research facility about the wonders of the sea.
A world class research and education center, it is also a frequented horticultural exhibition. Visitors come to learn and experience the living collection of tropical plants. There are 15 acres encompassing 12 buildings, which include the Children?s Rainforest Garden, which is the only outdoor elevated rainforest display in the world, where you can feel what?s like to live in the canopy, visitors can also enjoy the Towering Bamboo Garden the Banyan groves, and so much more.
You can't come to Siesta Key and not experience the beach. In fact, there are three named beaches here on this 8-mile stretch of coastline ? Siesta Beach, Crescent Beach and Turtle Beach. All offer a fantastic island experience, with coral formations, white sand that stays cool under your feet and fantastic shelling opportunities. If you are looking for a great family beach, this is it.
Whether or not you are a car buff, you will enjoy the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum. The cars are a private collection, and you might even meet the owners who will tell you all about the cars. If not, the other members of staff are very knowledgeable and will give you all the information you need. You will see cars from the earliest examples of the 1770s to the futuristic cars of the 1960s. You will be amazed that some of the things associated with cars are not as modern as we like to think; for example, electric cars, aluminium bodies and engines, and rotary engines. None of the exhibits are roped off, so you will have the opportunity to examine them closely. They are all accompanied by informative panels. Most of the cars here are European, many are one-of-a-kind, and they are driven regularly. There is a shop next door, where they restore cars.
Ybor City, a historic neighborhood in Tampa, is steeped in Cuban-American culture and that of other immigrants who settled there in the late 1800s. Today, it's a center of culture, food and entertainment and home to the famous Columbia Restaurant, which boasted the first air-condition dining room in Florida, built in 1935.
Home of some of the fiercest roller coasters in the state, Busch Gardens is also full of African animals, some rare and endangered. The theme park has something for visitors of any age, from thrilling rides for adults and older children to milder attractions for small children.
Daily concerts, a 205-foot neo-Gothic singing tower and vast, beautifully landscaped gardens put Bok Tower Gardens in a category all its own. The tower's 60-bell carillon can be heard playing throughout the grounds.
Thomas Edison, the inventor, and Henry Ford, the car giant, owned houses next door to each other in Fort Myers, Florida. They are set in beautiful grounds, which have been kept as they were when Edison and Ford lived there. It is a great place to visit, and you can choose to do a tour either as an audio experience so that you can see everything at your own pace, or with a guide. There are over 20 acres of beautiful botanical gardens, nine historic buildings, including Edison's botanic research laboratory, and a museum, which contains an amazing collection of artifacts, inventions, and special exhibit galleries. Here you will be able to learn about all of Edison's inventions and how he influenced the discovery of many things. The doors and windows to the houses are open and you can peek in, but you are not allowed inside. All the rooms are furnished in the way they were when Edison and Ford lived there. After the two to three hour tour, you can relax and have a meal in the Banyan Refreshment Area.