Do People Really Pay to Visit These Places?

A trip to Florida means visiting “the attractions”. Not just Disney, Universal, Sea World, Busch Gardens, and the Kennedy Space Center, but lesser known places like Monkey Jungle, The Fountain of Youth, and Weeki Wachee where mermaids perform. However, this week I read an article entitled Top 10 Roadside Tourist Attractions in Florida which provided some surprises.


Top 10, really? I’ve never heard of some of these “attractions” and I’ve lived in the state for 45 years. People really pay to visit The Grave of Flipper, the dolphin star of the 1960s television show? And they pay $20?


Who shells out $14 to visit the Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont? You’ve got to be kidding!

As a self proclaimed Big Foot fan, how did I miss the fact that Ochopee is the home of the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters? At least I’d only have to drop $5 for the Skunk Ape experience.

Even some of the attractions on this “Top Ten” list that I’ve heard of, seem to be overpriced. I pass the exit for the Big Daddy Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing at least a couple of times each month, but have never considered stopping by. And now that I know it will cost me $15 for the experience, I’m even more unlikely to visit.


Maybe I’m just a cheapskate but I can’t imagine paying to visit these attractions. I may stop by the Airstream Ranch in Dover. At least the price is right…free!

Would you recommend I visit any of these Top 10 Roadside Attractions in Florida?