Must See Florida Brigdes, Sculptures, and Historic Places – Photos and information from the popular and famous landmarks in Florida. Includes famous brigdes, sculptures, and other Florida landmarks.
Our section with photos and information about the popular and famous landmarks in the state of Florida. Everything from the famous bridges, sculptures, and other places exclusive to Florida.
A very popular sign in Key West – The Mile Marker 0 Sign.
The less popular is the Mile Marker 0 Start sign. Below are photos of both. One interesting thing to note is that it marks the end and beginning of Rt 1, but the road continues a little further under a different name. The signs are at an intersection in Key West.
The Mile Marker 0 START sign:
A heart drawn around the bottom of the Mile Marker 0 Sign:
This is located at the very end of Commercial Blvd. – Lauderdale by the Sea. There are a few restaurants close by this area, as well as souvenir shops. The 2009 cost sightseeing price is $2, $7 if you want to fish from the pier. Most people sit in the gazebo to watch the sunrise at the pier. Located on the East Coast of Florida, about 50 miles North of Miami area.
The restaurants close by Anglin’s Fishing Pier are: Aruba’s, 101 Ocean’ Athena by the Sea, and The Village Grille.
This is the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor – Wildlife Management Area in Southern Florida. Commonly called Alligator Alley on 75, connecting Naples to Miami. This isn’t as scary as it would seem as there are fences all along both sides of the road. There are several areas open to the public for boating/fishing or sightseeing.
Alligator Alley Location
During this stop there were several alligators near the side of the road.
There is a section that has a lookout tower – the photos here were taken at the halfway point between Naples …
This is the OLD Sunshine Skyway Bridge that was destroyed in a boating accident in May 1980. The original bridge was destroyed, leaving enough to create 2 fishing docks. These are photos from the actual OLD Sunshine Skyway Bridge, as well as the view of the NEW (1987) Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Located on the West Coast of Florida.
Pictured here is the Florida Welcome center located in Jennings, FL. This is the first thing you will see when coming from Georgia into Florida. The Welcome to Florida sign.Welcome to The Sunshine State!
Florida Sign with Snow at the bottom of the page!
Not the best photo of the Florida sign, but it was taken at night near a rest stop. Probably one of the most photographed signs near the border of Georgia and Florida.
Hey, who said it could snow in Florida??
This is soo wrong!
The snow photo is of a different …
The mysterious anti-gravity hill in Lake Wales. The Legend” and how to experience the effect. “Many years ago an Indian village on Lake Wales was plagued by raids of a huge gator. The Chief, a great warrior, killed the gator in a battle that created a small lake. The chief was buried on the north side. Pioneer mail riders first discovered their horses laboring down hill, thus naming it “Spook Hill.” When the road was paved, cars coasted up hill. Is this the gator seeking revenge, or the chief still …
A place to get away and relax…
Historic Bok Tower Gardens offers many acres of lush greenery and beautiful flowers. Stroll along the paths to enjoy this lovely relaxing scenery. Depending on the time of year you go, you can experience many different varieties of flowers; year-round flowers include Impatiens, Hibiscus, Brome Liads and others. Spring time this place is bursting with colors of camellias, azaleas and other spring flowers. Bring a picnic basket and have a nice relaxing picnic, then sit back and listen to the soothing music of the …
The Old St.Pete Pier is located in downtown St. Petersburg and was created in 1899 but was then torn down in 1973 to remodel the new inverted pyramid structure we see today. The pier offers has two parking lots with a fee of $3.00 (2007 prices) daily except on special events when it is $5.00 daily. You can walk along the sidewalks viewing the beautiful waterfront or take advantage of the bright red trolleys.
The pier has 5 levels, on the first level you will be able to browse the nice …
The original Sunshine Sky Way Bridge was completed in 1954; however, the southbound span was destroyed May 9, 1980 when SS Summitt Venture freighter collided with the bridge.
During this terrible accident,
six automobiles and
1 Greyhound bus fell 150 feet,
killing 35 people.
Read more about the bridge collapse in this book:
Bridge Down A True Story
(freighter Summit Venture hit the Sunshine Skyway Bridge spanning Tampa Bay on may 9, 1980)
See our photo gallery of over 50 photos of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the old bridge remains, and the rest area near the Skyway Bridge.