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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

In 1893, Chicago attorney Hugh Taylor Birch came to South Florida in search of a secluded area for his home. He settled in the small Fort Lauderdale village that included a store, a few houses and the old Army Post remains. Purchasing ocean-front property for about a dollar per acre, he eventually owned a 3.5-mile […]

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Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale

Legend has it that the Indians woke one morning following a torrential rainfall and violent earthquake to find themselves camped beside a river on a site that only the night before had been dry and rocky. The Indians named the river “Himmarshee” or New River, which became a route for trading ocean catches at the […]

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Fort Lauderdale Beaches

You can’t come to Fort Lauderdale and not visit the beaches, and you will find 23 miles of coastline to enjoy here. The beaches are known for their pristine sands and clear waters and as you would expect you can indulge in a huge range of water sports here. Some of these include swimming, water […]

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JUNGLE QUEEN RIVERBOAT TOURS

The Jungle Queen Riverboat Company actually has several boats and offers two distinct tours. The Sightseeing Cruise is about three hours and takes you up the New River, past the fascinating Millionaire’s Row, through downtown Fort Lauderdale, a bit of the Everglades, then a stopover at the Jungle Queen Indian Village, a tropical island environment […]

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8 Best Things To Do in Fort Lauderdale

#FortLauderdale #Ftlauderdale #AndrewBarnett Fort Lauderdale is a city made for beach bums and nature lovers. Case in point: Fort Lauderdale Beach and Sawgrass Recreation Park, home to alligators and other Floridian wildlife. History buffs will find things to do here as well (we recommend a stop at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens or the Stranahan […]

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Fort Lauderdale’s Famous Swap Shop: A Unique Shopping, Entertainment Experience

Shop for clothes or accessories; scan the flea market; and enjoy the amusement park, car museum or drive-in theater Fort Lauderdale’s famous Swap Shop is a notable shopping landmark known all over the country, with more than 12 million visitors per year; it boasts of being the second largest attraction in all of South Florida. […]

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Fort Lauderdale is known for…

1. The Venice of America: Known as the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale is home to over 300 miles of navigable sparkling waterways, which snake through this city and county of one million, and are trafficked with astounding yachts as well as many smaller vessels, each captained by enthusiastic nautical lovers from all over the […]

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Fort Lauderdale is known for…

1. The Venice of America: Known as the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale is home to over 300 miles of navigable sparkling waterways, which snake through this city and county of one million, and are trafficked with astounding yachts as well as many smaller vessels, each captained by enthusiastic nautical lovers from all over the […]

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Old Lauderdale Becoming Broward

It was a long time coming, but not so easy to carve out Broward County. The area’s previous incarnations had been under the Spanish, “East Florida” under the British, St. John’s County in 1821, Monroe County in 1823, Dade County in 1836, Mosquito County later in 1836, St. Lucia County in 1845, Brevard County in […]

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