Episode 32 – Why You Should Plan a Trip to Florida Colleges

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What’s up this week?

College isn’t just for college kids. Join us as we talk about why you should visit Florida Colleges.

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This episode is sponsored by Florida native and award-winning author Rebekah Lyn. With two series set in her home state, you can indulge in historical fiction based on the early space program or heartwarming stories in bustling Orlando. The characters are like friends you haven’t met yet, but once you do, you won’t want to let them go. You can find Rebekah’s books online at all major retailers and connect with her through her website RebekahLynBooks.com 

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Product and Locations Mentions

  1. Rollins in Winter Park – Oldest College in Florida – founded in 1885
  2. Annie Russell Theater – This theater touts the longest continuously operating theater in Florida and lands on the national register of historic places.
  3.  Cornell Fine Arts Museum – holding more than 5000 works, they are open to the public, have free admission, but you must register for tickets.
  4. Flagler College in St. Augustine – Officially founded in 1968, Flagler College was originally the Ponce de Leon Hotel built in 1888. Ornate, historic building in the middle of St. Augustine. Glorious spanish renaissance architecture, also on the national register of historic places.
  5. Florida Southern in Lakeland – This has the largest single site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings – not to be confused with USF.
  6. Sharp Family Tourism and Education Center provides a home for the permanent display of photographs, furniture, and drawings depicting Wright’s relationship with the College.
  7. University of Florida is located in Gainesville. You can trace some history and buildings back to 1853, but officially started in 1906.
  8. Butterfly Rainforest is a favorite stop located in the Florida Museum of Natural History.
  9. University of Tampa has the Victorian Railroad Resort – The Museum accurately reflects the opulence of turn-of-the-century America and the vision of American transportation pioneer, Henry B. Plant. It is Home to the Henry B Plant Museum.
  10. University of West Florida has a 1600 acre nature preserve.
  11. Florida State University is not just known for football. The school is also purported to have originated the 1970s fad of “streaking“, said to have been first observed on Landis Green.
  12. Other notable colleges worth a vist:
  13. Bethune Cookman University Daytona
  14. UCF
  15. Ringling College of Art and design
    1. See our episode on Sarasota and Circus History to learn more about this!

Florida Product of the Week

This week’s Featured product is Rifle Paper Co.  They started in Winter Park Florida and have everything from planners and stationery to home decor, which, by the way, have the most amazing fabric designs.  They also have a Maitland location in Florida.  You can check them out at https://riflepaperco.com/

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