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Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
28.3038, -81.5742
The late house dates back to 1873.
Florida

Alligator Reef Lighthouse

This 140-year-old beacon off the Florida Keys marks the wreck of a Navy ship that once roamed the Caribbean hunting pirates.
24.8518, -80.6188
Treasury Street.
St. Augustine, Florida

Treasury Street

St. Augustine's record-setting narrow street was designed to protect against pirates.
29.8936, -81.3129
Historic bat tower on Lower Sugarloaf Key, Florida.
Summerland Key, Florida

Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower

Bat house that has only ever housed bat for one night; they all flew away and never came back.
24.6447, -81.5644
The Ferdinand Magellan Presidential Railcar at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Miami, 2007.
Miami, Florida

Ferdinand Magellan Presidential Railcar

With nickel-steel armor and three-inch thick bullet resistant windows, FDR's train was a rolling fortress.
25.6172, -80.4008
The Citrus Tower looks over what was once orange groves.
Clermont, Florida

The Citrus Tower

An icon among Florida's pre-Disney tourist attractions.
28.5645, -81.7437
Mina Edison's Moonlight Garden. (Wikimedia Commons)
Fort Myers, Florida

Edison & Ford Winter Estates

One-time winter retreats of prolific inventor Thomas Edison and his friend Henry Ford.
26.6347, -81.8806
Exterior view of the Vehicle Assembly Building.
Titusville, Florida

NASA Vehicle Assembly Building

A building so large that it has its own weather.
28.5863, -80.6513
Sarasota, Florida

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

A Circus legend leaves an unexpected endowment.
27.3824, -82.5620
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
The Mai-Kai's roadside sign.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Mai-Kai Restaurant

When you can't get to the Pacific, just go to Florida.
26.1724, -80.1200
Monkey Jungle entrance. (Flickr)
Miami, Florida

Monkey Jungle

Where monkeys run wild and the humans are caged.
25.5653, -80.4701
Aerial view of Pigeon Key, with the partially decimated Overseas Railroad bridge running parallel to the new Seven Mile Bridge.
Big Pine Key, Florida

Overseas Railroad and Pigeon Key

Island ghost town detailing Flagler's folly in building the Overseas Railroad.
24.7041, -81.1552
Unusual formations of coquina rock at The Rocks beach.
Palm Coast, Florida

The Rocks - Washington Oaks State Park

A secret, rocky playground hidden amongst the plain white beaches of the Florida coast.
29.6331, -81.2075
River Country
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

River Country

Disney World's very first waterpark is now an abandoned ruin being reclaimed by the swamp.
28.4125, -81.5627
The proud legacy of Don Juan Ponce de Leon.
St. Augustine, Florida

The Fountain of Youth

A tribute to Ponce de Leon's supposed quest for eternal youth.
29.9068, -81.3149
St. Augustine, Florida

Pirate & Treasure Museum

Arrr! The most authentic collection of pirate artifacts in the world... matey.
29.8969, -81.3130
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
24.5511, -81.8005
Bok Tower
Lake Wales, Florida

Bok Tower Gardens

Possibly the most beautiful carillon in the world, set atop Iron Mountain in Florida.
27.9157, -81.5660
Vizcaya: eastern view from Biscayne Bay. (Wikimedia Commons)
Miami, Florida

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Former villa and estate of James Deering developed to preserve native tropical forests.
25.7466, -80.2114
Miami Marine Stadium
Key Biscayne, Florida

Miami Marine Stadium

An abandoned water sports stadium that has become a haven for graffiti and decay.
25.7436, -80.1720
The Kampong, Miami, Florida
Miami, Florida

The Kampong

This beautiful Miami garden was designed as a laboratory for tropical plants.
25.7153, -80.2504
View from the Cape Florida Light.
Key Biscayne, Florida

Stiltsville

Community of collapsing homes more than a mile out from the Florida coast.
25.6513, -80.1742
The lighthouse.
Key Biscayne, Florida

Cape Florida Lighthouse

Located within a historic park, the beacon is the oldest standing structure in Miami.
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