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Rediscover Olde Florida

Spring 2010

Ever wonder what Florida looked like 100 years ago? Take a journey back in time with these family friendly adventures to rediscover Olde Florida.

Journey deep into Forever Florida, a 4700 acre eco-ranch and wildlife conservation area, preserved just as nature intended. This beautiful site boasts 9 distinct Florida ecosystems and an endless array of natural flora and fauna including alligators, black bears, nearly two hundred species of birds and the endangered Florida panther.

Get ready for your wild Florida adventure. Choose your own fully-guided adventure: Coach Safari, Horseback Safari, or soar through the treetops on the NEW Zipline Safari.

Fishing is an ancient practice that dates back to at least 40,000 years ago. The Kissimmee Chain of Lakes offers some of the best freshwater fishing in Florida, but to the novice fisherman, you may need some assistance. Guide Services can provide you with everything you need for a fun day of fishing. Book a charter to experience Florida’s beautiful waterways and natural beauty. Reel in a prize catch today!

One of Florida’s oldest attractions, Bok Tower Gardens, has been voted Florida’s best garden. Located close to Orlando in rolling hills of citrus, the National Historic Landmark was dedicated in 1929 as a gift of gratitude from Dutch immigrant Edward Bok, a humanitarian, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and world peace advocate.

Today it has more than 700 acres of citrus groves, woodland gardens and conservation lands where visitors can explore breathtaking sights around every corner of the meandering garden paths.

Stop and smell the citrus of Central Florida. The land of sunshine, golf, and a little theme park you may have heard of. Amidst it all, just down the road from the Magic Kingdom Park, awaits a sunny respite from the fast pace of everyday (and vacation day) life––Showcase of Citrus, a fruit lover’s paradise.

Stroll through acres and acres of groves; check out the 50+ varieties of citrus, ripe for the picking; spread out your blanket and enjoy a picnic or if you are looking for something a little more adventurous try the Monster Truck Eco-Tour.

Climb aboard the monster truck, equipped with air ride suspension; and travel through beautiful citrus groves, upland Palmetto, Oak and Pine Scrub habitat, cattle pastures and wooded swamps––the head waters to the Everglades Watershed.

Bring a camera or two; you might catch a glimpse of some wildlife, like a real Florida gator, along the way. Rides are scheduled by appointment only!