A New Guide to Old Florida Attractions
From Mermaids to Singing Towers
About this book
A New Guide to Old Florida Attraction, 2nd edition is a nostalgic journey through old Florida where mermaids still perform in the waters of Weeki Wachee Springs and the carillon bells of the Bok Towers continue to echo across Iron Mountain near Lake Wales. Monstrous reptiles are ever abundant at Gatorland, Gatorama and dolphins continue to leap at Marineland. The first edition was first place winner of the 2017 Royal Palm Literary Award for published travel book and top five finalist for 2017 book of the year by the Florida Writers Association. The second edition revisits a pride of lions in southeast Florida’s Lion Country Safari and concrete statues at Goofy Gold in Panama City Beach. New destinations include the Citrus Tower in Clermont, the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami to name just a few. A New Guide to Old Florida Attractions, 2nd edition takes you to these places and more on an unforgettable journey across the Sunshine State. Discover what Florida's golden age of tourism was, and still is, all about― magical and beautiful.
About this author
A published author since he was eighteen years old, Alderson has won several state and national awards for his books and magazine features. His books include A New Guide to Old Florida Attractions, The Great Florida Seminole Trail, Seminole Freedom, The Vision Keepers, Wild Florida Waters, Wild Florida Adventures, Waters Less Traveled, New Dawn for the Kissimmee River, Encounters with Florida's Endangered Wildlife, and The Ghost Orchid Ghost and Other Tales from the Swamp. Additionally, his articles and photographs have been featured in magazines such as Native Peoples, Shaman's Drum, Sea Kayaker, Wildlife Conservation, American Forests, Sierra, and Mother Earth News.