Florida

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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, the oldest existing structure in Palm Beach County, offers a panoramic view from over 150 feet above sea level. Continue reading to discover the interesting history of this maritime beacon and learn about other activities available on its grounds.

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August 7 is National Lighthouse Day. Continue reading to learn the history of this day as well as a listing of Florida lighthouses you can visit. Many of them have tours and other special activities planned for National Lighthouse Day.

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The Sunshine Skyway Bridge that connects Bradenton and St. Petersburg was opened in 1987. It was not the first bridge to connect these 2 cities. It replaced an older bridge that suffered a tragic accident in 1980. Read on to learn its history and why the new bridge is so much safer.

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Silver Springs State Park features one of the largest artesian springs in the world. It became Florida's first commercial tourist attraction in the 1870s and has had an interesting history. Continue reading to find out how the park has changed over the years.

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The Santa Fe River, a tributary of the Suwannee, is a geologically interesting stream and a popular water recreation destination. Multiple springs along the lower Santa Fe add clear water to the river and provide opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and SCUBA diving.

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Ichetucknee Springs State Park is a popular place to tube on a hot summer day or to paddle on a cool one. You can also swim, snorkel, scuba dive, hike, or picnic. Find out what makes this park so special.

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Ticks are present year-round in Florida. Learn how to protect yourself, children, and pets from tick bites and what to do if you find an attached tick. You will also learn what types of ticks live in Florida and which diseases they transmit.