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  Florida Travel Guide - Travel to Florida
With 16 million citizens and 170,000 square kilometers of land, Florida is as large and as varied as a medium-sized country, and as such can’t be seen in a weekend.
Florida, of course, is known for many things: the Everglades; the sun, sand, and surf that make up Florida’s 1500 kilometers of beaches; the Florida Keys; South Beach, the trendiest place in the world at the moment; and, oh yes, Disney World.
Northeast Florida is home to the state’s largest city, Jacksonville, to the oldest continuously inhabited city in America, St. Augustine, and boasts the headquarters of the Professional Golf Association.
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"Marineland is truly a piece of Americana, and we could not be prouder to restore this piece of Florida history," said Jim Jacoby, CEO of Jacoby Development Inc. and longtime marine life supporter.
While Marineland was once popular for its dolphin shows where people watched dolphins jump through hoops, play a variety of sports, and pull dogs on surfboards, the modern-day focus of the oceanarium has evolved to focus on one-on-one dolphin encounters.
The town of Marineland is also home to the University of Florida's Whitney Laboratory for Marine Biosciences, a leading marine biotechnology research center, which uses research and education to create a sustainable coastal economy and environment; and a National Estuarine Research Reserve facility.
www.bymnews.com /new/content/view/25740/82   (488 words)

 Marineland of Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marineland of Florida ("Marineland"), one of Florida's first theme parks, is billed as "the world's first oceanarium".
Marineland functions as a research and education institution, and re-opened to the public on March 4, 2006 (charging the original 1938 admission price of one dollar).
Marineland was first conceived by W. Douglas Burden, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, Sherman Pratt and Ilya Tolstoy as an oceanarium that could be used to film marine life.
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 Marineland Beach Enhancement and Shoreline Protection Project Nearly Complete
MARINELAND -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Beaches and Coastal Systems is wrapping up construction of an expanded public beach fronting Flagler County’s marine park in the River to Sea Preserve within the Town of Marineland.
Marineland of Florida, which opened as Marine Studios on June 23, 1938, was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Marineland is noted as being home to both the first trained dolphin and the first live dolphin born in a marine park.
www.dep.state.fl.us /secretary/news/2001/01-202.htm   (555 words)

 Not big, pricey, or crowded
Marineland's history is a colorful combination of science and tourism schmaltz.
Marineland's steady decline began, and through the years the dwindling crowds saw the facility deteriorate.
Marineland's most valuable assets are its 19 dolphins, which would be worth well into six figures if sold to other marine parks.
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 CNN - Marineland needs money, visitors to stay afloat - March 19, 1998
MARINELAND, Florida (CNN) -- Florida's oldest marine park is in financial trouble, along with the tiny city that carries its name.
But Marineland's aging facilities lack enough tourists to stay in business and make the promised payments on $9.7 million dollars in municipal bonds issued in 1996 to keep the place afloat.
Marineland Ocean Resorts, which owns the complex and its motels, campground and marina, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on October 30, 1997.
www.cnn.com /TRAVEL/NEWS/9803/19/marineland/index.html   (242 words)

 Florida Vacation Rentals North East| Jacksonville | Amelia Island
Northeast, Florida is home to “The pioneer of American marine-life theme parks”, Marineland of Florida is the predecessor of today's modern aquariums and other ocean-oriented parks.
Marineland of Florida is located 20 minutes south of St. Augustine on the beach between the Matanzas River and the Atlantic Ocean.
Marineland's proximity to the ocean allows the park to use a one-of-a-kind life support system that feeds sea water directly into the habitats, creating an environment that most closely resembles the ocean itself.
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 Florida bed and breakfast inns | Bed and Breakfast Center
With 14 million citizens and 170,000 square kilometers of land, Florida is as large and as varied as a medium-sized country, and as such cant be seen in a weekend.
South Florida has seen the best days go by as Orlando and other parts of the state beckon tourists, but visiting there is still an unparalleled experience.
And of course no one has truly seen Florida who has not taken the long journey down U.S. 1 through the keys to Key West, the ultimate vacationers paradise, where its as easy to fill your day with activity as it is to do nothing at all.
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 Marineland, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marineland is a town in both Flagler and St.
Augustine along route A1A and consists almost exclusively of Marineland of Florida, one of the state's first theme parks.
Marineland is located at 29°40′3″N, 81°12′49″W (29.667443, -81.213495)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marineland,_Florida   (327 words)

The Marineland founders brought together a background of adventure exploration, filmmaking and economic privilege to create a legacy that continues to endure.
Plans feature a historical restoration of the Marineland attraction, which is included in the National Register of Historic Places, and development of new dolphin habitats.
Marine Studios opened in Florida 1938 as the world’s first underwater motion picture studio and “oceanarium.” Designed to show marine life in their natural habitat, the founders designed an extraordinary project to serve as both a tourism attraction and a location for underwater cinematography.
www.marineland.net /aboutus.htm   (393 words)

 Marineland, Florida - Marineland of Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marineland held a grand re-opening on the weekend of March 4-5, 2006 with free admission.
Marineland may claw its way out of the Killer Whale tank yet.
Word is that the venerable Florida ocean theme park, which went bankrupt last year and closed in the fall, will try to reopen at the end of March.
www.roadsideamerica.com /tips/getAttraction.php3?tip_AttractionNo==5352   (543 words)

 Kidznfun :: Article: St. Augustine's Marineland - Florida Fun   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marineland, and its namesake township, attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors each year for more than half a century.
Today Marineland is home to more than 70 marine species, and most famously to Nellie, born at Marineland in 1953, the world's oldest dolphin born in a marine park.
The Marineland experience is more like a visit to the park, with the added value of an educational taste at a very low entrance fee.
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 staugustine.com: Page One: Marineland
MARINELAND -- As a child, Billy Hurley watched the animal shows at Santini's Flipper Flying School and aspired to be the guy in the wetsuit who held on to the dolphin's dorsal fin.
MARINELAND -- A handful of citizens arriving Thursday night for a public hearing on a proposed new development at Marineland instead found the meeting cancelled at the University of Florida Whitney Lab buildings.
Marineland of Florida, Staugbeachcomber.com and Ancient City Network will host a 50th birthday party for Nellie, the world's oldest dolphin, born Feb. 27, 1953, at Marineland.
www.staugustine.com /pageone/marineland.shtml   (877 words)

 Marineland News
It's not the same Marineland that first opened in 1938, but park officials say its first phase of renovation is near completion and will have a new approach to hooking tourists.
MARINELAND -- With dolphins leaping, a classical quartet playing and a Cheyenne Indian chief offering a blessing, the recent reopening of Marineland was grand.
Marineland, Florida, once a major attraction and destination place, now has less than a dozen people living there.
www.topix.net /city/marineland-fl   (623 words)

Eighteen miles south of St. Augustine, 35 miles north of Daytona Beach, the original sea-creature amusement park, Marineland (daily except Tues.; $14; 904/460-1275) opened with a “splash” in 1938, and closed down suddenly in 1998, declaring bankruptcy after struggling for years to compete with the much-larger likes of Sea World and Disney World.
Marineland, which is credited with the first performing dolphins (and with playing a key role in the sci-fi movie Creature From the Black Lagoon), reopened in 2005 on a much smaller scale, with an “edutainment” focus on offering intimate encounters with its famous dolphins.
This stretch of Hwy-A1A, around the town of Flagler Beach, is also one of the few where you can actually see the ocean from the road.
www.roadtripusa.com /routes/atlanticcoast/florida/atl_marineland.html   (160 words)

 Marineland of Florida. Roadside America   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marineland, located on the Atlantic coast north of Daytona Beach and south of St. Augustine, has been a required "just off" I-95 stop for vacationing families since 1937.
Marineland started as an underwater movie studio, and even incorporated as the town of Marineland in 1940.
Performances in recent decades were still imbued with classic, canny Sunshine State showmanship: a poodle would ride a surfboard pulled by a porpoise; a poolside campfire, out of control and part of a plywood Smoky the Bear tableau, effortlessly extinguished by dolphins; three more hurtling simultaneously through tiny rings twenty feet in the air.
www.roadsideamerica.com /news/980412FLMAR.html   (374 words)

 State: Endangered attraction
The only other permanent residents were Jim Netherton, the city's mayor, who lives at a University of Florida cellular research facility at the northern edge of Marineland, and four representatives of an Atlanta developer, who live in prefabricated houses near the old RV park.
Connell, a 38-year-old Florida native, hopes the Marineland park can stay open, but she worries how it will deal with the $9.7-million in bonds that it must repay.
For almost three decades, Marineland was Florida's top tourist attraction until a mouse moved to Orlando and everything changed.
www.sptimes.com /News/80299/news_pf/State/Endangered_attraction.shtml   (1482 words)

 Florida real estate properties - Homes for sale in Florida - Florida home builders
If you’re looking to purchase Florida Real Estate because you are being relocated, you may have mixed feelings about relocation in general.
Many people relocate and purchase Florida Real Estate for various reasons: job transfer, health issues, to be closer to family, to be near the ocean, or because it’s just time for a change.
Marineland is primarily a research center, but does offer dolphin shows and aquarium and tropical reef displays.
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 Great motorcycle roads - Florida
This ocean drive along the northeastern Florida coast is what many people think of when they think of the Sunshine State.
In addition, the park, which is located on barrier islands along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas estuary, provides a boardwalk through a natural habitat rich in wildlife with the salt marsh, scrub, and maritime hammock now protecting endangered and threatened species like the historic Fort Matanzas protected St. Augustine long ago.
Leaving Marineland, on the right is the entrance to Washington oaks state gardens.
www.motorcycleroads.com /routes/SouthEast/FL/FL_2.shtml   (544 words)

 Marineland Located In St. Augustine Florida- Shows, Admission, Park Hours, Programs and much more.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marineland Located In St. Augustine Florida- Shows, Admission, Park Hours, Programs and much more.
Marineland, a marine life theme park, opened it's doors on June 23, 1938.
This park aquarium is located on the beach front in St. Augustine and is 7 acres in size.
www.disneyclubs.com /marineland/marineland_content.htm   (66 words)

 6/9/2005 - Remembering Florida's Roadside Attractions - Memories - Chattanoogan.com
For many years, Chattanoogans have tended to pair the words “Florida” and “vacation.” Back in the 1960’s and the halcyon days of my youth, we took vacation trips to Florida.
The Citrus Tower was erected in 1956 at Clermont, Florida.
Weeki Wachee became one of Florida’s top attractions, and like several others, was the locale of several movies and TV shows.
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 Rus Saboe - RE/MAX Oceanside - Flagler Beach Florida Real Estate
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 Marineland of Florida
Atlantic shoreline adjacent to Marineland's Flagler County oceanarium.
In September 1999, Hurricane Floyd placed Marineland’s infrastructure at risk.
The hurricane’s 140 mile-per-hour winds, waves, and high tides took their toll on the old coquina revetment that had provided shoreline protection for the attraction since 1938, leaving it vulnerable to future storms.
www.pbsj.com /What/Core/Coastal/projects/Marineland   (274 words)

 Marineland, FL Houses, Apartments, Cars, Mortgage Status, and Residents Info
Back to: Marineland main page, Florida, Florida smaller cities, Florida small towns, All US cities.
Median gross rent in Marineland, FL in 2000: $375
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 Museum - Office of Cultural & Historical Programs
The worldÂ’s first oceanarium and underwater motion picture studio, Marineland opened in June, 1938, on a narrow strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercoastal Highway.
With the American military involvement in World War II in December, 1941, Marineland closed to the public.
Count Ilia Tolstoy, one of the original founders of Marineland and grandson of the Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, left during the war to become President RooseveltÂ’s personal representative to the Dalai Lama in Tibet.
dhr.dos.state.fl.us /museum/mfh/exhibits/wwii/sites.cfm?PR_ID=128   (233 words)

 Grant Cycle 2001-2002 | Coastal Management Program | Florida DEP
As such, the long term goal addressed was the establishment of a Community Plan for “Old Homosassa.” This Community Plan was formed by a local visioning process and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) as part of the county’s comprehensive plan.
The immediate interest of the Port Salerno Waterfronts Florida Committee was to finalize the design of those portions of the Pocket Walk located on county-owned property at Manatee Park along Park Street where the commercial docks are located, and at the Port Salerno Civic Center Park.
One area of focus was ascertaining the contribution of septic tanks to loadings of nutrients and pathogens in the Crystal Bay, Chassahowitzka River, Weeki Wachee River, and Homosassa River watersheds.
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 Marineland Of Florida - The Way It Was
Photos of Marineland : That without fanfare is being razed to the ground.
I was shocked to see the pictures of the destruction of Marineland and saddened.
Don't let the memory of Marineland of Florida fade away.
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Jacksonville Beaches or "Jax" as it is more commonly referred to is one of Florida's lesser known beaches.
It's also one of the least likely to be hit by a hurricane.
was the first oceanarium in the United States and started the tourism industry in Florida.
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 North East Florida - Florida Real Estate & Relocation Service
Ponte Vedra, in the Northwest corner of the state, has some of the prettiest golf courses in Florida.
Florida residents enjoy a comfortable quality of life.
Rural living can be enjoyed in the less populated areas while the city life can be enjoyed in Florida's major metropolitan cities.
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 Marineland To Celebrate Nellie's 52nd Birthday - Local/Florida News
AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Marineland of Florida is making plans to celebrate the 52nd birthday of the oldest living Atlantic bottlenose dolphin in human care this Sunday.
Born at Marineland on Feb. 27, 1953, Nellie will celebrate with a birthday cake that she can squirt out.
Because Marineland is closed through June as new habitats for the dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and fish are being construction, the public will not be able to participate in Nellie's birthday party.
www.news4jax.com /news/4225381/detail.html   (227 words)

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