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BOK TOWER GAR­DENS ‒ Na­tional His­toric Land­mark sits on penin­su­lar Flor­ida’s high­est point and fea­tures Olm­sted-de­signed land­scaped gar­dens crowned with a ma­jes­tic bell tower that plays mu­sic by the hour. Open daily and hol­i­days. Ad­mis­sion $18 adults; $8 chil­dren. www.bok­tow­er­gar­dens.org. 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, 863.676.1408. BUSCH GAR­DENS TAMPA BAY‒ From eight ex­treme roller coast­ers to up- close an­i­mal en­coun­ters, this park fea­tures thrill rides and world-wide ad­ven­ture with stops in Egypt, Aus­tralia and the Serengeti. Best bets are Chee­tah Hunt, SheiKra and the new Fal­con’s Fury. www.buschgar­dens. com. 1001 N. Mal­colm McKin­ley Drive, Tampa, 888.800.5447. CLEAR­WA­TER MA­RINE AQUAR­IUM ‒ Come see Win­ter, the star of the hit movie, “Dol­phin Tale!” She calls this place home, along with sea tur­tles, ot­ters, stingrays and sharks. Don’t miss the eco boat tour and the be­hind the scenes tour. www. seewin­ter.com. 249 Wind­ward Pas­sage, Clear­wa­ter, 727.441.1790. DAY­TONA IN­TER­NA­TIONAL SPEED­WAY‒ Take a daily tour of the World Cen­ter of Rac­ing with the famed track and pit road, Driv­ers Meet­ing Room, Sprint Cup garages, Ga­torade Vic­tory Lane and press box. www.day­ton­ain­ter­na­tion­al­speed­way.com. 1801 W. In­ter­na­tional Speed­way Blvd., Day­tona Beach, 800.PIT.SHOP. KENNEDY SPACE CEN­TER VIS­I­TOR COM­PLEX‒ One of Flor­ida’s most- pop­u­lar desti­na­tions, Kennedy Space Cen­ter Vis­i­tor Com­plex tells the epic story of the U.S. space pro­gram. Vis­i­tors can stand nose-to-nose with the real Space Shut­tle At­lantis, wit­ness an amaz­ing rocket launch in per­son and meet a real-life as­tro­naut in As­tro­naut En­counter. The Apollo/Saturn V Cen­ter fea­tures an ac­tual Saturn V moon rocket. Open daily. www.kennedys­pace­cen­ter.com. Kennedy Space Cen­ter, SR 405, 321.449.4444.

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