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PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES/DAY TRIPS

During our monthly Photo Share meetings it became apparent that many of our members, being relative newcomers to Florida, were not aware of the various locations, many within a day’s drive of The Villages, which are available for photo ops.
The Photography Club at Sunset Pointe has compiled a list of some of these places, along with their websites, so that our members may check out for themselves some of the familiar, and less familiar, places of interest that are available to take pictures.
If anyone has other suggestions, please see Madelyne Raksnis with the information.  
In addition, if you know of a local photo opportunity – maybe hidden within plain sight within The Villages, i.e., the path that goes from the covered bridge near Barnes & Noble over to the children’s playground, or something interesting just outside “the compound”, please let us know about them also.  If it is outside of The Villages, please provide a written description and exact driving directions.
Our thanks to Frank Kraft who gave us many of the following suggestions.












B
BOK TOWER GARDENS, LAKE WALES, FL
www.boktowergardens,org





BUTTERFLY RAINFOREST, GAINESVILLE, FL
www.flmnh.ufl.edu/butterflies

C
CAPTAIN KATHE BOAT TOURS, BRADENTON/SARASOTA AREA
www.florida-secrets.com
CASTILLO DE SAN MARCOS
www.nps.gov
CEDAR KEY, FL
www.cedarkey.org 
www.visitcedarkey.com


CELEBRATION COMMUNITY, ORLANDO FL
www.celebration.fl.us
CHALET SUSANNE RESTAURANT & INN, LAKE WALES, FL
www.chaletsuzanne.com
CROSS CREEK, between Ocala & Gainesville
www.floridastateparks.org/marjoriekinnanrawlings
CYPRESS GARDENS, WINTER HAVEN, FL
www.cypressgardens.com

D
DADE BATTLEFIELD MEMORIAL STATE PARK
www.floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield

DEVIL’S MILLHOPPER GEOLOGICAL STATE PARK, GAINESVILLE, FL
www.floridastateparks.org
DUDLEY FARM HISTORIC STATE PARK, NEWBERRY/GAINESVILLE, FL
www.floridastateparks.org/DudleyFarm

F
FANTASY OF FLIGHT MUSEUM, POLK CITY, FL
www.fantasyofflight.com
FLORIDA AIR MUSEUM, LAKELAND, FL
www.flamuseums.org
www.sun-n-fun.org
FLORIDA AQUARIUM – TAMPA, FL
www.flaquarium.org
FLORIDA CARRIAGE MUSEUM, WEIRSDALE, FL
www.fcmr.org
FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, GAINESVILLE, FL
www.flmnh.ufl.edu
FLORIDA STATE PARKS
www.floridastateparks.org
FORT MATANZA, ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
www.nps.gov

G
GAYLORD PALMS RESORT, ORLANDO, FL
www.gaylordhotels.com

GATORLAND, ORLANDO, FL
www.gatorland.com

H
HOMOSASSA SPRINGS, HOMOSASSA, FL
www.homosassasprings.org
HERITAGE NATURE TOURS, TAVERES, FL
www.florida-secrets/lake_county_tours.htm

K
KANAPAHA BOTANICAL GARDENS, GAINSVILLE, FL
www.kanapaha.org
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
www.ksc.nasa.gov
KEY WEST, FL
www.fla-keys.com

L
LAKE COUNTY FLORIDA 
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND BUSINESS RELATIONS 
There is a wealth of information on this site for Central Florida. 
 www.lakecountyfl.gov
LEW BOTANICAL GARDENS, ORLANDO, FL
www.leugardens.org
LOWRY PARK ZOO, TAMPA, FL
www.lowryparkzoo.com

M
MARJORIA KINNAN RAWLINGS HISTORIC STATE PARK, CROSS CREEK, FL
(between Ocala and Gainesville)
www.floridastateparks.org/marjoriekinnanrawlings
MARY, QUEEN OF UNIVERSE SHRINE, ORLANDO, FL
www.maryqueenoftheuniverse.org

N
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, GAINESVILLE, FL
www.flmnh.ufl.edu










S
ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
www.oldcity.com
SILVER SPRINGS, OCALA, FL
www.silversprings.com
SOUTHERN COLLEGE CAMPUS – FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
www.flsouthern.edu

T
TARPON SPRINGS (Tampa/Clearwater area)
www.spongeoramacruiselines.com

V
VENETIAN GARDENS, LEESBURG, FL
www.leesburgflorida.gov


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A
APPLETON MUSEUM OF ART, OCALA, FL
www.appletonmuseum.org
ARCHAEOLOGICAL STATE PARK, CRYSTAL RIVER, FL
www.floridastateparks.org
www.crystalriverstateparks.org
AVIAN RECONDITIONING CENTER, APOPKA, FL
www.arc4raptors.org

BOURLAY PARK, LEEWBURG, FL
www.lcwa.org
BRIDLEWOOD FARMS, OCALA, FL
www.bridlewoodfarm.com

NATIONAL NAVEL AVIATION MUSEUM, PENSACOLA, FL
www.nationalnavalaviationmuseum.org

P
PAYNES PRAIRIE, MICANOPY, FL (Gainesville Area)
www.floridastateparks.org/paynesprairie

W
WEEKI WACHEE SPRINGS, SPRING HILL, FL
www.weekiwachee.com

Y
YULEE SUGAR MILL RUINS STATE PARK, HOMOSASSA , FL
www.floridastateparks.org
www.crystalriverstateparks.org

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