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12 x June 21 — July 4, 2018 x CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 property is a historic mansion, the Pinewood Estate, which is open for walking tours. ©Max Lindsey The Singing Tower carillon is a beautiful masterpiece that can be found on the grounds of Bok Tower Gardens. Milton B. Medary. Its stonework was crafted by Lee Lawrie. Also on the St. Augustine & Castillo de San Marcos 1. S. Castillo Dr. Distance from Orlando: 92 miles For the true history buff, the city of St. Augustine is the oldest city in the nation, being the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the continental U.S. Whether you want to stroll down cobblestone streets in search of food and shopping, climb the steps of the lighthouse, or drink from the famed Fountain of Youth, St. Augustine has it all. It is also home to the oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S., Castillo de San Marcos. Visitors can stand at one of the fort’s four bastions and imagine the English siege of 1702 or the Native American prisoners held at the fort after the Civil War. Visitors can take advantage of the daily programs and ranger-led tours, as well as cannon firings and weaponry demonstrations. More Than 100 Miles Devil’s Den Prehistoric Spring and Blue Grotto 5390 NE 180 Ave., Williston Distance from Orlando: 102 miles If scuba diving and snorkeling are your thing, Devil’s Den Prehistoric Spring should be at the top of your list. This underground spring is located inside a dry cave and was named for the steam that rises from the cave mouth on cold mornings. Fossils have been found there dating back to the Pleistocene Age. Dip into the crystal clear water that stays at 72 degrees Devil’s Den, an underground spring located inside a dry cave, is a popular spot for those who enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling. Discover why over 17 million homeowners trust State Farm ® . 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The town was founded in 1861 by George Drew, who would become the first governor of Florida after Reconstruction. It grew to prosperity after Drew and his partner, Louis Bucki, opened a steam-operated sawmill following the Civil War. A series of disasters led residents to abandon the place, including the sawmill burning down, severe flooding and the effects of the Great Depression. The end of the town was marked by the closing of the post office in 1942. Butterfly World 3600 W. Sample Road, Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek Distance from Orlando: 200 miles Experience the colors of 20,000 live butterflies from all over the world and hundreds of exotic birds at Butterfly World, the world’s largest butterfly park. Opened in 1988 by Ronald Boender, Butterfly World consists of 3 acres of butterfly aviaries, two tropical bird aviaries, botanical gardens and a working butterfly farm and research center. Guests can also enjoy an interactive lorikeet encounter. Explore a rainbow of colors and exotic sounds while learning about these precious creatures. Everglades National Park 815 Oyster Bar Lane, Everglades City Distance from Orlando: 230 miles For the adventurous at heart, explore the untamed backcountry of the Everglades National Park, covering nearly 2,400 square miles of wilderness. Enter through the Everglades City Entrance for the shortest trip, and plan a day of unexpected surprises. You may encounter a variety of wildlife, including alligators, crocodiles, turtles, snakes, birds, river otters, foxes, panthers, bobcats, skunks, bears and many others. A plethora of activities are also available, including boating, fishing, camping, hiking and more, as well as ranger-led tours, naturalist guides and airboat tours. Tallahassee-Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee Distance from Orlando: 257 miles Literally take a stroll down memory lane with the Tallahassee- Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk. The sidewalk displays 16 terrazzo panels along a halfblock stretch, depicting stories and quotes from the city’s bus boycott of 1956 and lunch counter sit-in demonstrations between 1960- 63. It also lists the names of 50 local civil rights leaders and “foot soldier” activists, who were involved in major civil rights events in the area. Florida Caverns State Park Address: 3345 Caverns Road, Marianna Distance from Orlando: 322 miles You don’t have to travel out-ofstate to explore caves filled with limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones and draperies. Florida Caverns State Park is the only state park in Florida that offers cave tours to the public and one of the few that has dry caves. The park also has an equestrian facility for riders to stable their horses and camp on horseback. Golfers can enjoy the nine-hole course set within the park. 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