Friday, June 5, 2009

Vintage Florida Tourist Brochures - or Wish You Were Here

I had lots of fun going through a big package of vintage tourist brochures and listing them! I am always happy to find these vintage brochures, especially 1950's to 1960's vintage. They make me happy because I remember fun family vacations during my childhood (a bit later, 1960's to 1970's), and I suspect other people feel the same way! The ones I just found from Florida are so neat that I had to share a few photos. Some of the attractions featured include:

  1. Lightner Museum of Hobbies in St. Augustine, Florida

  2. The Oldest House, St. Augustine, Florida

  3. Potter's Wax Museum, St. Augustine, Florida

  4. Ripley's Believe It Or Not, St. Augustine, Florida

  5. Chimp Farm, Dania, Florida

  6. Sea Zoo, Daytona, Florida

  7. See Rock City, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Tennessee

  8. St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Florida

  9. Florida's Finest Attractions - especially nice 1955 brochure

  10. St. Augustine's Mystery House, Florida

  11. The Great Masterpiece, Lake Wales, Florida

How is that for a dream retro Florida vacation? If you could add in the Weeki Wachee Mermaids and Silver Springs with the glass bottom boats, you would be in retro travel heaven!

Here are a few of my brochures - I have about 100 more to list.*%29


Kat Simpson said...

Oh, Trish, these are awesome, I never knew Sea World was called Sea Zoo - or is that a totally different place? Very cool!

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks, Kat! I wasn't sure about Sea World and Sea Zoo and looked it up. There is a neat page of closed amusement parks and tourist attractions at Evidently Sea Zoo was a separate attraction and closed long ago. I love looking at the old brochures!

Kat Simpson said...

Wow, Trish, never would have found that website - very cool and thank you for checking it out!