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Florida Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (U.S. State Curiosities)

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Everybody's heard of Walt Disney World, Weeki Wachee, and the Miami Dolphins, but what about the Tito Gaona Trapeze Academy, Frosty the roller-skating cockatoo, and Big Daddy Don Garlitt's drag racing museum? In Florida Curiosities, popular humor columnist David Grimes and coauthor Tom Becnel reveal what even lifelong Floridians may not know--or want to know!--about their ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Globe Pequot (first published October 2002)
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Kristin
Aug 07, 2008 Kristin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: travel
I saw this book at the Alligator Farm so I checked it out from the library.

This book was OK....written tongue-in-cheek a lot...I did see a few places that made me curious to check out:

A Flip-Your-Own Pancake Restaurant in DeLeon Springs called the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill and Griddle House. There is an electric griddle on your table and they bring out the ingredients so that you can cook your own eggs, pancakes and French Toast.

A Land Bridge across I-75 around Ocala
An overpass that "will co
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Hal
Jul 13, 2015 Hal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Typical off beat and oddities broken down by geography of the state. Lots of clever and off beat commentary makes the reading fun as well as lots of pictures
Alisa
Sep 26, 2011 Alisa rated it liked it
This was actually pretty cool.. I have been to a number of these places but it was neat to find out some history on the things that I have taken for granted that are actually pretty friggin awesome. Fun Read
Joel
Mar 11, 2013 Joel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This made my Florida Bucket List even longer, but now it's way more interesting.
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