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Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:29 am
by Electerik
Thanks for the suggestions! As a non-native Floridians, we haven't heard of a surprising number of places that we'd probably love.

The Miami area is a bit of a trek from Orlando, but we definitely plan on checking it all out, eventually.

Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:40 pm
by dandaman
Might I suggest the Brevard Zoo? It's gone through a lot of renovations in the past few years, and it's a really nice little park. (Plus it's got a train, so... there's that.)

Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:35 pm
by BarryH
The next Oddventure should be the Water Ski Museum and Fantasy of Flight in scenic Polk County, off exit 44 on I-4. I think cheesiness will be had in the museum!

Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:23 pm
by moinab
^^Frankly, most zoos seem to be copies of each other, these days. They all have trains, gardens, children's play areas, etc. The Jacksonville Zoo is nice, and all, but not terribly interesting, in an Oddventure sort of way. I'm bored to death, every time we get dragged there for field trips. :?r

Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:36 pm
by Electerik
We've been to the Tampa Lowry Zoo twice now, and quite liked it. I just haven't gotten around to doing an update yet. How it survives right down the road from Busch Gardens Tampa, I'll never know. But I'm glad it has. I agree, though, that most zoos feel quite similar to one another.

Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:32 am
by moinab
We had a zoo membership, when we first moved here, and really enjoyed it. It just got old, after a while. ;)

Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:13 am
by larrygator
Might a suggest an exciting trip to Ocala for Jai Alai and the Museum of Drag Racing.
http://www.ocalapoker.com/jai-alai.html
http://garlits.com/

Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:12 pm
by BarryH
^I used to pass by the Museum of Drag Racing when I drove back and forth to home when I was at UF.

While in the Ocala area, be sure to drop by Cafe Risque. :)

Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:48 pm
by Guy T. Koepp
Please tell me it's Rupal's Drag Race Museum. Cause if so, then I feel I must go.

Guy "The next best thing to midgets & retards is drag queens."Koepp

Re: Erik & Smisty's Florida Oddventures

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:00 pm
by Electerik
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa has quite a few interesting and unique aspects to it. And yet, it seems to lack a true signature attraction (like the Georgia Aquarium's Whale Sharks, or the world's longest shark tunnel at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies). Still, it's an aquarium, and a big one, and we like aquariums.