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25 Palaces to explore in Florida

Florida

Florida is distinctive for its large Cuban expatriate community and high population growth, as well as for its increasing environmental issues. The state's economy relies mainly on tourism, agriculture, and transportation, which developed in the late 19th century. Florida is also renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, winter vegetables, the Kennedy Space Center.

Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum
Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum16994 SW 134th Ave, Archer, FL 32618, USA

Archer Historical Society Museum, located in an old railroad depot built before 1900, contains exhibits about the history of the area.

Camp Helen State Park
Camp Helen State Park23937 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413, USA

Located west of Panama City Beach, in northwestern Florida, Camp Helen State Park is a Florida State Park and historic site.

Canaveral Lighthouse Tour
Canaveral Lighthouse TourPickup Location for Tour, 670 Dave Nisbet Dr, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, USA

Cape Canaveral Light is a historic lighthouse located on Florida's east coast. First constructed and lit in 1868, the current 151-foot (46 m) lighthouse tower was relocated inland between 1893-1894.

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail Park
Cape Haze Pioneer Trail ParkParking, lot 1688 Gasparilla Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33981, USA

The Cape Haze Pioneer Trail that served Gasparilla Island existed from 1907 to 1981.

Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek 9807 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407, USA

Coconut Creek is a city in Broward County, Florida. The city is known as the "Butterfly Capital of the World" because Butterfly World is the largest butterfly aviary in the world with more than 80 species and 20,000 butterflies.

Crystal River Archaeological State Park
Crystal River Archaeological State Park3400 N Museum Point, Crystal River, FL 34428, USA

Crystal River State Archaeological Site contains a six-mound complex that dates back to the Deptford period, the Santa Rosa-Swift Creek culture, and the Late Fort Walton period.

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park11135 Gulf Shore Dr, Naples, FL 34108, USA

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park was named after Joe Wiggins, who lived in the late 1800s. Traders and Seminoles traded goods at his trading post. In 1964, Collier County acquired the land with the help of Lester J. and Dellora A. Norris.

Florida 30A
Florida 30AFL-30A, Florida, USA

The Florida Department of Transportation has designated four alternate routes for SR 30 in the Florida panhandle as State Road 30A (SR 30A).

Fort Cooper State Park
Fort Cooper State Park3100 S Old Floral City Rd, Inverness, FL 34450, USA

There is an annual re-enactment of the Second Seminole War at Fort Cooper State Park. Activities at the park include fishing, swimming, sunbathing, youth camping, canoeing, hiking, boat tours, and nature viewing.

Harborwalk
Harborwalk400 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, USA

Harborwalk is a 2.4-mile (3.9 km) multi-use recreational trail located in Punta Gorda

Hawthorne Historical Museum and Cultural Center
Hawthorne Historical Museum and Cultural Center7225 SE 221st St, Hawthorne, FL 32640, USA

Hawthorne Historical Museum & Cultural Center features exhibits illustrating the history of Hawthorne, particularly those relating to the military.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor ComplexSpace Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953, USA

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located on Merritt Island, Florida, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. NASA Administrator James Webb began self-guided tours through Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and a small trailer with simple displays on card tables in 1963. About 100,000 people toured the facility that first year.

Man in the Sea Museum
Man in the Sea Museum17314 Panama City Beach Pkwy, Panama City Beach, FL 32413, USA

At the Man in the Sea Museum, there are exhibits and documents related to the history of diving.

Micanopy Historical Society Museum
Micanopy Historical Society Museum607 NE Cholokka Blvd, Micanopy, FL 32667, USA

Micanopy Historical Society was founded in 1983 after the Micanopy Historic District was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by its nomination committee.

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park6239 State Rd 21, Keystone Heights, FL 32656, USA

One of Florida's earliest state parks is Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park. Its amenities, such as cabins, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

Military Heritage Museum
Military Heritage Museum900 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, USA

On Pearl Harbor Day, 2001, the Military Heritage & Aviation Museum opened at its original location. The company has grown and moved twice since then, arriving at its current location in 2019.

Miltary Museum of North Florida
Miltary Museum of North Florida1 Bunker Ave, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043, USA

Ship models, military vehicles, uniforms, weapons, equipment, and flags are on display at the Military Museum of North Florida. The museum was built in 2007 on Bunker Avenue.

Old Courthouse Heritage Museum
Old Courthouse Heritage Museum1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, FL 34450, USA

Citrus County Historical Society operates the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, which opened in the building in 2000. The museum displays local county history.

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park5815 Battlefield Trail Road, Sanderson, FL 32087, USA

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park is owned by the State of Florida, but the United States Forest Service maintains another 688 acres (2.78 km2) as part of a Special Use Permit.

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail
Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trailse 32656, 433 SE 57 St, Keystone Heights, FL 32656, USA

It stretches nearly 47 miles (76 km) from Lake Butler, Florida to Palatka, Florida along the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail (PLB).

Map of Palaces to explore in Florida