Chris Muir's Day By Day

Monday, August 05, 2013

Life At Silver Springs

What life was like for a veteran employee of Florida's most famous pre-Disney tourist attraction.

Although I have pleasant memories of Silver Springs, and my exposure to Ross Allen's reptile show lighted my own interest in snakes, I have to admit a personal preference for the rival Rainbow Springs (both Rainbow and Silver Springs are now part of the Florida State Parks system).

If you're an old Florida native, you can visit this website to see the old tourist attractions of your youth, most now close for many years.

4 comments:

Old NFO said...

Great story, and sadly places and people like that no longer exist... now it's $$$ and screw you...

TinCan Assassin said...

I still remember Miami's Serpentarium. The Cobra Statue from there wound up going to a High School.

Bob said...

@TinCan Assassin: I never got down to Miami to meet Bill Haast, which I regret.

Mrs. Widget said...

I remember school trips there.