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LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT FLORIDA

Updated: May 8, 2020



Here are ten little known facts about the Sunshine State that you might find interesting.

  1. No matter where you are in Florida you are never more than 60 miles from the ocean.

  2. Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States whose borders adjoin two national parks – The Everglades National Park and The Biscayne National Park.

  3. There are no dinosaur fossils in Florida, as it was completely underwater and did not exist as a landmass at the time. We did have giant sloths, though!

  4. Florida has more golf courses than any other state – more than 1,250 – and is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum in St. Augustine.

  5. The Florida Everglades is the only place on the planet where crocodiles and alligators live together.

  6. The world’s first scheduled passenger airline flight was piloted by Tony Jannus from St. Petersburg to Tampa on January 1, 1914.

  7. Florida is not the southernmost state in the United States. Hawaii is farther south.

  8. Orlando attracts more visitors than any other amusement park destination in the United States.

  9. Gatorade was named for the University of Florida Gators where the drink was first developed.

  10. Orlando is one of the best travel destinations in the US. It attracts more tourists than any other amusement parks in the United States.

We hope you enjoyed these facts about Florida. Come visit us soon!

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