Lost Attractions of Silver Springs

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For more than fifty years, there was no more iconic Florida tourist attraction than Silver Springs. Its sheer popularity meant that the area around it—indeed, the entirety of Marion County—serviced the entertainment, gas, food and lodging needs of millions of tourists annually. Visitors flocked to places like Ross Allen's Reptile Institute, Tommy Bartlett's Deer Ranch and natural spots like Rainbow Springs and Ocala Caverns. As Florida tourism moved into the theme park era, scores of smaller attractions and their related businesses were abandoned. Author Tim Hollis revisits these once-thriving attractions.
ISBN: 9781467139564
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: Landmarks
Images: 197
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author Tim Hollis has written thirty books on pop culture history, a number of them concerning southeastern tourism. He has collected the best images from his personal archives, as well as those across Florida, to showcase the various attractions featured in this volume.
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