50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Florida State You Should Know Story

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50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Florida State You Should Know Story

There are many interesting and fun facts about Florida state history and culture, especially since...

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Florida Fun Facts

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Florida is the most visited destination in the world

One of the fun facts of Florida you might not think of is that Florida...

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Florida produces 70% of the country's oranges

You've probably seen orange juice commercials brag about their orchards in Florida. Well, that's not...

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Cape Canaveral is owned by the U.S. Air Force

Cape Canaveral is where NASA conducts its launches. However, you might be surprised to know...

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The Miami International Airport is in the top 10 busiest in the USA

Florida is one of the most popular destinations in the world. So, it's no surprise...

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The World Golf Hall Of Fame is in St. Johns County

Though golf might have started in Scotland, it's become a favorite pastime in Florida. The...

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Nearly all of America's fresh market tomatoes come from Florida

Florida's great weather makes it one of the best places to grow vegetables in the...

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Florida is also known as "The Sunshine State"

Many USA states have little nicknames that they go by. Often they're printed on license...

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Florida's state flower is the orange blossom

Since Florida is well known for producing oranges, it's not surprising the orange blossom was...

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Muhammad Ali rose to prominence after a February fight in Miami

Muhammad Ali is known as one of the best boxers in history. One interesting fact...

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Florida's population is over 21 million

Florida isn't just a hotspot for vacation-goers; it's also a popular place for people to...

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Interesting Facts About Florida

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Florida Ranks #1 For Higher Education In The USA

Florida is the spring break getaway capital in the USA. However, many of those spring...

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Spanish Florida was the first European settlement in North America

Everyone knows European explorers settled in the USA. However, most people focus on Plymouth Rock...

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Key West is the southernmost city in the continental United States

When people think of Key West, Florida, they often think about beaches and boating. They...

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Miami is famous for its streamline moderne and art deco buildings

Miami's streets are full of beautiful buildings. However, if you're not an architecture fanatic, you...

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Protected animal species live in the Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park is one of the most popular parks on the East Coast. One...

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Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States

It's common knowledge that many people who head to Florida want to spend time on...

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Florida is the fishing capital of the world

Florida is a state with thousands of bodies of both fresh and saltwater. Since it's...

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Panthers are indigenous to Florida

When you think about big cats native to the US, you probably think about mountain...

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Florida has the most golf courses in the USA

You already read that the World Golf Hall Of Fame is found in Florida. Yet...

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The Apollo 11 Mission launched from the Kennedy Space Center

The Apollo 11 mission is one of the most important parts of USA history. It...

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Weird Facts About Florida

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Suntan lotion was invented in Miami

With an average of 237 sunny days a year, it's no wonder that Florida was...

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Florida has a local myth called Skunk Ape

You've probably heard of Big Foot or Sasquatch, but have you ever heard of Skunk...

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Florida is the world's leading grapefruit producer

If Florida doesn't come to mind when you hear the word grapefruit, you should change...

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Lake Okeechobee is Florida's largest freshwater lake

Florida has over 1000 lakes within its borders, so one of them had to be...

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Britton Hill is Florida's highest natural point

Britton Hill may only reach an elevation level of 345 feet, but it's still the...

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Cool Facts About Florida

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Florida means "land of flowers" in Spanish

When you hear the word "Florida" being used so often to just refer to the...

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There are no dinosaur fossils in Florida

While some parts of the USA became known for their dinosaur fossils, no dino paleontologists...

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Over 40 million people travel through Orlando International Airport yearly

Orlando is home to some of the most popular family destinations in the USA. Walt...

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Florida is the only place where crocodiles and alligators live together

The Florida Everglades is one of the most important landmarks in Florida. It's home to...

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The first communication satellite launched from Cape Canaveral

Before the moon landing, the USA was still hard at work doing space launches. One...

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Historical Facts About Florida

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Europeans learned about Florida thanks to explorer Juan Ponce De León

As you've learned, Florida was first settled by Spanish explorers. Juan Ponce De León led...

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The first scheduled passenger flight flew from St. Petersburg to Tampa

While the first airplane flight took place in North Carolina in 1903, the first passenger...

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The first permanent European settlement in the USA was in St. Augustine

Since Florida is home to the first in-depth exploration by European explorers, it's also where...

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Florida was the 3rd state to join The Civil War

The Civil War was a dark time in American History. Every state had to choose...

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Florida was the 27th state in The Union

Though it's the location of the first European settlement in North America, Florida isn't one...

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Funny Facts About Florida

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The world's smallest police station is in Carrabelle

Carrabelle, Florida may not be as recognizable as other cities in the state, but it...

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Florida is the flattest state in the USA

You've already learned that Florida's highest point only reaches 345 feet above sea level. However...

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There's an annual "Mullet Toss" at the Flora-Bama line

Floridians who live near the Alabama state line are familiar with the annual mullet toss...

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Florida holds the Guinness World Record for the largest Easter egg hunt

On April 1st, 2007, 9753 children and their parents gathered in Winter Haven, Florida. Why...

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One of Florida's most popular landmarks is an old telephone booth

Carrabelle's police station has grown over the years, but the town's memorable landmark is still...

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Important Facts About Florida

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Florida's capital is Tallahassee

You might think Florida's capital is Orlando, Miami, or Fort Lauderdale since they're often the...

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1000 people move to Florida every day

Florida's sunny weather makes it a popular destination for people looking to relocate. Whether you're...

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There are over a dozen Native American tribes in Florida

Many facts about the state of Florida discuss its climate and landscape, which were not...

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Florida is home to the West Indian manatee

The West Indian manatee is a threatened marine mammal species that calls the Florida coast...

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Florida is the only state that borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Of Mexico

Since Florida is a peninsula, much of it has a coastal border. However, the same...

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Random Facts About Florida

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Florida has the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright structures

Frank Lloyd Wright was a famed architect who designed over 1000 buildings. Usually, Wisconsin is...

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Biscayne National Park's highest elevation point is 9 feet

As you know, Florida isn't well-known for being hilly or elevated. You might still be...

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Florida has the only coral barrier reef in the continental US

Coral reefs are an essential part of the ocean ecosystem in many places. One of...

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Florida's longest river is Saint John's River

As a coastal state, Florida has many rivers that run through it on the way...

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58 million people visit Walt Disney World Resort every year

Walt Disney World is one of the biggest reasons people travel to Florida. This resort...

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