The Changing Face of Tourism

Today huge theme parks complete with hotels and nightlife feature the Florida tourist scene replacing the family attractions. Eco-tourism has replaced alligator farms. A few gator farms exist (Orlando, St Augustine) but the ostrich farms and pure gardens are gone or turned into parks.

Silver Springs, Weeki Wachee, and Wakulla Springs are last of underwater. Planet Ocean (Miami) and Pirates World (Dania) sank. At US27 and I-4 Boardwalk and Baseball and Circus World failed. Xanadu the House of the Future (US192) became obsolete. CLICK ON THE TITLE TO SEE THE PHOTOGRAPH and for MORE LOST ATTRACTIONS visit LOST PARKS

Dxieland Park

Gator Farm in
Jacksonnville Beach

St Pete Beach

Rainbow Springs
in Dunnellon.

Tragedy Museum
St. Augustine

Tiki Gardens

Indian Rocks Food

Circus World
Davenport I-4


Osprey by Venice

McKee Jungle
Vero Beach

Great Masterpiece

In Lake Wales

Black Hills Passion Play
Lake Wales

Webb City Drugs
St Petersburg

PHOTOGRAPHS by Bob Leonard, Florida History Internet Center. Teachers may use the photographs but please give credit to FHIC.