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Dade City, Florida

Florida's Volkswagen graveyard

VW heaven in the backwoods of Dade City, now gone.
Sarasota, Florida

The Last Defense of Fort Juan Ortiz

A lone gunner's station is all that remains of a replica Spanish Fort in Florida.
Captiva, Florida

The Bubble Room

This kitsch eatery is chock-a-block with bric-a-brac.
Captiva, Florida

Historical Cabbage Key Water Tower

Known as the most resilient water tower in the region.
Venice, Florida

Belki's Cuban Deli

Fill your car with gas and your belly with mouthwatering Cuban cuisine at this takeaway inside a Citgo station.
Sarasota, Florida

Pinecraft

This Florida resort community is where the Amish come to have fun in the sun.
Bradenton, Florida

Braden Castle Ruins

These crumbling foundations are all that remain of the once-stately 1840s manor that gave the town of Bradenton its name.
Sarasota, Florida

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

A Circus legend leaves an unexpected endowment.
Apollo Beach, Florida

Big Bend Power Plant Manatee Viewing Area

Manatees congregate around a power plant's discharge canal where the water is especially warm.
Ona, Florida

Solomon's Castle

Florida castle built with aluminum printing plates.
Kenansville, Florida

Heartbreak Hotel

It's believed Elvis Presley was inspired to write his breakthrough track after staying here.
Vero Beach, Florida

Indian River Citrus Museum

This small museum concentrates on the juicy history of orange production in Florida.
Vero Beach, Florida

Pelican Island

This small island was the first National Wildlife Refuge ever created in the United States.
Titusville, Florida

Windover Archeological Site

A swamp that was the site of prehistoric water burials also managed to preserve its corpses for millennia.
Titusville, Florida

American Space Museum

The unique collection includes bronze cast handprints of some of America's most famous astronauts.
Cocoa Beach, Florida

Kelly Slater Statue

A tribute to a hometown hero and surfing legend.
Melbourne Beach, Florida

Juan Ponce de León Landing Park

This small beachside park commemorates the possibilities of discovery.
DeLand, Florida

Hontoon Island Owl Totem

The only ancient owl carving found east of the Mississippi.
Polk City, Florida

Fantasy of Flight

The world's largest private aircraft collection.
Winter Haven, Florida

Jack Browns Seaplane Base

The world's 2nd or 3rd or 4th busiest seaplane base.
Lakeland, Florida

'Child of the Sun' Campus

A Florida college boasts the world's largest single-site collection of structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland Antique Mall

If you ever wanted to own an actual piece of Disney World, this is the place to shop.
Lakeland, Florida

Publix Cake Water Tower

A towering, steel behemoth that has graced the skyline of Lakeland, Florida since the early 1980s.
Pierson, Florida

Barberville Yard Art Emporium

This kitschy curio wonderland is full of fake animals, teak tables, and a cacophony of random bric-a-brac.