Ghosts of Florida PastOne of my fellow twitterers, birdhousebooks tweeted about a website called 'Florida's Lost Tourist Attractions'. Some of the highlights for me include,
The Upside-Down House;
Tragedy in US History Museum;
and my personal favourite Tiki Gardens.
At one time "the complex would encompass several gift shops, the south seas themed gardens
complete with exotic birds and monkeys, and Trader Frank's Restaurant, on more than twelve acres".
"It was a great billboard. Big and colorful, with artwork depicting the wonders to come, it stood watch over the vacant land near Biscayne Bay for years. An amazing new theme park, Interama, would shortly be built on this very site -- the sign said so".
It is this introduction that fascinated me. I have tried to find an image of this billboard but have been unsuccessful. If anyone has this image or a link for me, I would be very grateful (image on left found at dwntwnr).
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida held an exhibition about this theme park that never was. More information can be found on this exhibition here.
More images of what Interama could have been can be seen on miamiartzine.com.