Things to do / Travel Guide
Here are some great destinations in northeast Florida and the Panhandle that the locals rave about, and which might get overlooked by those not-too-discerning visitors:
While there may not be any waterfalls of note in this region, there is Jacksonville's Friendship Fountain, located adjacent to the Museum of Science and History. It spouts water 100 feet in the air, and is lit up with 265 lights at night.
Located on 34th Street in Gainesville, Graffiti Wall is a place where you can get all your pent-up anti-social angst out into the open. Of course, you won't be the only one. The Wall is Gainesville's officially sanctioned graffiti zone, and past and present artists have labored many hard hours to compose a visually stunning work of collective art.
There are many man-made mounds, built by the Native Americans in northeast Florida and the Panhandle. Some date back more than 2,000 years, and served as burial and ritual sites.. Perhaps the best places in the region to see these historical attractions are at the Mission San Luis, in Tallahassee, and the Crystal River Archaeological State Park, in the city of Crystal River. The park at Crystal River was the site of Native American tribal meetings from 200 B.C. to 1400 A.D., and today you can see one large 30-foot mound surrounded by five smaller mounds.