For a true appreciation of the beauty and diversity of the Sunshine State, nothing can equal a visit to one of Florida's parks. Hiking through an oak hammock past trees which have stood before Columbus discovered the New World, you will feel you've traveled back in time. Watching a manatee cow and her baby from an underwater observatory, you will appreciate the simplicity and purity of nature. Florida parks are truly the Real Florida.

 

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