Florida

Naval Air Station which serves a number of functions and has several annexes and bombing ranges. The main base for the installation is on Boca Chica island, two islands before Key West (the last island on the Overseas Highway, which strings most of the...

One of the largest and most diverse public displays of armament and military aircraft in the USA, and among the most interesting military museums of any kind, anywhere. Located outside the gates of Eglin Air Force Base, in Florida. Outdoor and indoor displays...

This is the most historic and important site in the U.S. Space Program. The coastal military base has dozens of launch complexes, used for all of the large-scale rockets developed in the USA. Landmark launches include the first U.S. satellite, the first U.S....

In 2010 Cecil Airport became the eighth FAA-licensed commercial spaceport in the country, and is being developed for use as a horizontal take-off and landing space launching site. The facility is a former Naval Air Station which closed in 1999, with most of...

This was the Disney Corporation's first residential real estate development. The town of Celebration was planned for a population of 20,000 and sits on 4,900 acres of Disney property across the interstate from Disney World. Beyond the village is a wetland...

Citrosuco is the largest orange juice company in the world. The Brazilian company acquired this Lake Wales plant in 1997, to give them a better foothold in the North American market, from which they were otherwise shut out by stiff tariffs. They immediately...

A castle-like house and sculpture garden assembled by its owner, Edward Leedskalnin, over roughly a thirty year period beginning in the 1920s. Mr. Leedskalnin quarried the limestone from his property for the construction of his house, which was partially a...

One site in the network of inflated static aircraft (aerostats) that are raised aloft and cabled in place (tethered), for use as radar stations along the USA/Mexico border. Currently managed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, TARS' primary mission is to...

Cutrale Citrus Juices USA, a subsidiary of the Brazilian company Sucocitrico Cutrale, is the largest orange juice processor in the United States. It began its operations in the Florida in 1996, when Minute Maid decided it would rather market juice than...

Eglin is one of the Air Force's largest bases, and is a major test center for non-nuclear munitions. Located on the coast of the panhandle of Florida, the base covers 724 square miles of land, and has over 86,500 square miles of water ranges in the Gulf....

Florida’s Natural is the third largest orange juice maker in America, with a 21% share of the not-from-concentrate (NFC) market. Unlike its competitors Tropicana (owned by Pepsi) and Minute Maid and Simply Orange (owned by Coca-Cola), Florida’s Natural is an...

A community where carnival and circus performers (including some with unusual physical features i.e. "sideshow freaks") have been coming to winter and retire since the 1940's. Though most of the residents of the town of Gibsonton or "Gibtown," as locals call...

 

Homestead Air Force Base was severely damaged by Hurricane Andrew in 1992, resulting in most of its operations being relocated. In 1994,...

 

A former site within the network of inflated static aircraft (aerostats) that are raised aloft and cabled in place (tethered), for use as radar stations along the USA/...

 

An installation within an installation, Hurlburt is home to the Air Force Special Operations Command Center, located on a 6,634 acre...

 

Located south of Jacksonville, NAS Jacksonville is one of the main hubs of Navy activity along the southern Atlantic Coast. North of...

 

A complex of assembly buildings and rocket launch sites, established in the 1960's for the Apollo program, and now the launch site for NASA...

 

A 103-mile stream and wetland area that was turned into a canal in the 1960's, which is now being returned to its natural, meandering state...

 

An Air Force Base established in 1947, which is home to a number of interesting units. One of these is the United States Special Operations...

Major Navy base on the north Florida coast. The 3,400 acre installation has an active airfield, and a port that can accommodate 34 ships. These can include up to two aircraft carriers, plus assorted guided-missile cruisers, destroyers, and  guided-...

Minute Maid, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola and the world’s largest marketer of fruit juices and drink, got its start in Plymouth, Florida, in the 1940s. A federally funded research project developed the process to produce a palatable frozen orange juice, built a...

A museum which explores man's attempts to travel and work underwater. Diving gear, submarines, remotely operated vehicles, and material on the history of diving are displayed. The Institute of Diving operates the museum and its library.

 

One of the most important internet buildings in the country is a large warehouse structure in Miami, at 50 NE 9th Street, built in 2000 by...

Opa-locka is a city developed in 1926 by Glenn Curtiss, an aviation pioneer turned real estate developer, based on an Arabian Nights theme.  As a result, there are street names such as Aladdin Street, Ali Baba...

Originally completed in 1938, the Overseas Highway, designated as State Road 4A, is a 113 mile stretch of US Route 1 that goes through the Florida Keys. Much of the highway follows the path of Henry...

The Overseas Railroad was the vision of Henry Flagler, who extended the Florida East Coast Railway beyond Miami, 113 miles to Key West.  It was completed in 1912, and was considered by some to be...

Patrick AFB is the headquarters for military space launches and large missile tests on the East Coast. It is a 2,300 acre base, south of the Cape Canaveral Air Station, the complex's main launching area near NASA's Kennedy Space Center, with which it is...

Located 12 miles north of Pensacola, on the Escambia River near the town of Gonzalez, is a major petrochemical production site, operated by several companies. The principle product is nylon 6,6, appearing as both a fiber used for carpets and clothing,...

Training center for naval aviation, and a major supply and repair depot for Navy aircraft. Basic flight training for all Navy pilots and crew takes place here, as well as advanced training in certain aircraft and operations. It is also home to the Naval...

In the late 1920s real estate developer Richter Clyde Perky built this thirty foot tower as an artificial bat roost, complete with features such as a central guano removal chute and roosting shelves.  The area was undevelopable, as it was infested with...