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Dupree Gardens - OU0C6E
Dupree Gardens
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Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > Florida
Cache type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2024-05-27
Date created: 2024-05-28
Date published: 2024-05-28
Last modification: 2024-05-28
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Available in Winter  Listed on OCNA Only  Quick Cache  Historic Site 

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Description EN

Dupree Gardens, one of the first roadside attractions in the state of Florida opened to the public on the first of December, 1940.


A 1948 American Automobile Association publication described the 900-acre estate as including "a beautiful 25-acre tropical garden with winding paths, meandering streams and sparkling waterfalls" and called it "one of Florida's major attractions”.


The gardens were also featured in other late 1940s and early 1950s guides. The Gardens had glass-bottom boats, and classical music was piped in through speakers hidden along the pathways.


Renowned as the “Blossom Center of Florida”, the garden received over 30,000 visitors per year. World War II gas rationing dealt it a blow from which it never recovered. It closed in 1954.


A historical marker, now located at the edge of a suburban housing development on Ehren Cutoff marks the original entrance of the road that once led to the 25-acre tropical botanical garden.


All that remains today is the original entrance sign and ticket booth. For this simple virtual, you simply need to take a selfie in front of the ticket booth. 

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