"Visit the Twin Attractions of the Highlands of Central Florida".

"Visit the Twin Attractions of the Highlands of Central Florida".

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  • "Visit the Twin Attractions of the Highlands of Central Florida".

Image Number

  • PC11943B


  • ca 1947

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General Note

  • Note Beautiful Cypress Gardens, Winter Haven note at the left reading, "Known the world over as 'America's Tropical Wonderland' where rare and exotic plants have been gathered from the ends of the earth to form a paradise of beauty and a Mecca for nearly a quarter million visitors each year. Azaleas, Camellia Japonicas and Gardenias, all bloom in profusion along the winding paths, forming a colorful display among exotic foliage along the banks of the lagoons and canals. Electric boat trips through winding waterways. Dining Room and Palm Terrace open all year. Magazines and movies have featured Cypress Gardens scenery many times. Photographic models pose for your pictures in hoop skirts among the flowers. WATER SKIING EXHIBITION Daily, 2:30; Sundays, 11:30 - 1:30 - 3:30. Admission Rates Dec. 1 - May 1 Adults, $1.00, plus tax 12 to 17 years, 25c, plus tax May 1 - Dec. 1 Adults, 50c, plus tax 12 to 17 years, 25c plus tax Children under 12 free".
  • Cypress Gardens was founded in 1936 by Dick and Julie Pope as the state's first theme park.
  • Note Famous Singing Tower, Lake Wales note on the right reading, "In beautifully landscaped grounds, on the highest point in Florida, this Singing Tower is a gift to the people of America from Edward Bok, a man who loved nature and all beauty. RECITAL PROGRAM, 1947-48 Begins Dec. 2. Last recital Apr. 29. Regular recitals each Sunday, 3 p.m., and each Tues., Thurs., and Sat. at 12 noon. SPECIAL RECITALS Christmas and New Year's Eve at midnight. Easter Services, 6 a.m., also 12 noon and 3 p.m. 12 Noon - Dec. 25, Jan. 1, 9, 19, 25, Feb. 1, 22, 25, Mar. 22, 28. 3 p.m. - Feb. 12, 14. 9 p.m. - (Full Moon) Jan. 26, Feb. 24, Mar. 24, Apr. 23. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking Space, 25c Open All Year 12 miles from Cypress Gardens".
  • Bok Tower was dedicated in 1929, the marble and coquina stone tower contains 60 bronze bells weighing from 17 pounds to more than 11 tons. It later became a National Historic Landmark and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Physical Description

  • 1 postcard - col. - 9 x 14 cm.

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