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1. Florida Southern College and Frank Lloyd Wright
Florida Southern College, the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida, is home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world. Located in Lakeland, it has been named one of the most beautiful campuses in the U.S. The campus is open to the public for tours.

2. Dry Tortugas National Park
The Dry Tortugas, a western extension of the Florida Keys, lie about 70 miles west of Key West. Access to these 7 islets is by boat or seaplane. A ferry makes daily trips to Garden Key from Key West. Continue reading to learn about the history of this unique national park and what to do there.

3. Garden Key and Dry Tortugas Lighthouses
Garden Key and Dry Tortugas Lighthouses are located in the Dry Tortugas area of the Florida Keys. Both are now deactivated, but are of historical interest. Visiting these remote structures requires a boat or seaplane.

4. Silver Springs State Park
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.

5. Celebrate National Lighthouse Day
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.

6. 2018 Florida Midterm Elections
The 2018 Florida midterm elections are coming up soon. Now is the time to begin doing your research and deciding how you're going to vote. Continue reading to find out what's at stake in these upcoming elections.

7. Pensacola Lighthouse
Visiting Pensacola Lighthouse is rated as one of the top 10 things to do in Pensacola. In addition to climbing tours, the lightstation offers a museum of historic exhibits and occasional special events. Entry to the lighthouse is through a security gate.

8. A Walking Tour of Winter Park
Winter Park, a city northeast of Orlando, is worth visiting for its downtown shopping area and its art museums. A walking tour route is suggested, but a narrated boat ride through the Winter Park Chain of Lakes is another option.

9. Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Skyway Fishing Pier
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.

10. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
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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