2.Sunshine Skyway Bridge opened in 1987 and is 190 feet above the water.
4.80% of the sweet Atlantic white shrimp eaten in Florida is grown in Amelia Island.
5.Punta Gorda means fat point in Spanish. The city was given this name because a major chunk of the land cuts into Charlotte Harbor.
6.The vegetation at Fakahatchee Strand in Everglades filters and cleans the flowing water, stops flooding after heavy rains and is an important habitat for plant and animal life.
7.Among amusement park destinations in USA, Orlando draws most visitors.
8.DeFuniak Springs has a naturally round lake - one of the two in world.
9.Rollins College, which is the oldest college in Florida, was established in 1885 in Winter Park by New England Congregationalists.
10.The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens located at Delray Beach is the only US museum that is devoted solely to Japanese culture.
11.Cape Canaveral serves one of the most important space flight launch pad in USA.
12.Fort Lauderdale is also called Venice of America as it has 185 miles of waterways.
13.Florida is not the southernmost US state.
14.In Polk County, Fort Meade is the oldest settlement.
15.A museum at Senibel possesses 2 million shells and is admittedly the only museum that is dedicated to mollusks.
16.The Fred Bear Museum of Gainesville pays tribute to Fred Bear, founder of Bear Archery Company and promoter of wildlife management.
17.The Benwood, located on French Reef in Florida Keys, is one of most popular shipwrecks for divers.
18.A part of Rails to Trails program of Florida, Hawthorne Trail draws a number of outdoor enthusiasts.
19.Safety Harbor is home to the historic Espiritu Santo Springs, a name given in 1539 by Hernando De Soto, a Spanish explorer.
20.Baseball City Stadium lies to the north of Haines City, known as the Heart of Florida.
21.Niceville stages the well known Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival on the third weekend of October.
22.The name of Hypoluxo City has been derived from a Seminole expression.
23.Clearwater has the most lightning strikes per capita among US cities.
24.Islamorada is known as the global sports fishing capital.
25.Gatorade was named after University of Florida Gators, which is where it was developed.
26.Key Largo is billed as the global diving capital.
27.Tony Jannus flew the first ever scheduled passenger flight to Tampa from St. Petersburg on 1st January 1914.
28.Marathon houses the historic - Crane Point Hammock that has proof of prehistoric Bahamian and pre Colombian artifacts.
29.Mechanical refrigeration was invented in 1851 by Dr. John Gorrie from Apalachicola.
30.Fort Zachary Taylor was controlled by the Union during the Civil War. It was used later in Spanish-American War and the World Wars.
31.In 1944 Benjamin Green, a pharmacist from Miami Beach, came up with the first ever suntan cream.
32.Built in 1763 Old Kings Road is the original graded road and was named after King George of England.
33.The first ever Snapper riding lawnmower was invented by Neil and Montverde Smith.
34.Jacksonville was the busiest military port in USA during the 1991 Gulf War.
35.Key West experiences the maximum average temperature in Florida.
36.At the time of its completion in 1989 the Dame Point Bridge was the tallest cable stayed structure in USA.
37.Saint John's River is among the few rivers that flow north.
38.Annual Mug Race is the longest river sailboat race of the world, stretching for 42 miles to Jacksonville from Palatka beside the St. Johns River.
39.Lake Okeechobee is the biggest of its kind in Florida.
40.The Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site marks the biggest battle fought in Florida at the time of American Civil War.
42.Venice, Florida is billed as the global shark tooth capital.
43.The American Alligator was designated as the official state reptile in 1987 by Florida legislature.
44.The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art in Coral Gables is the first and only US museum devoted to maintenance and promotion of Latin and Spanish American art.
45.The first ATM especially for rollerbladers was installed in Miami.
46.The 47 mile long Pinellas Trail is the longest urban linear trail of eastern US.
47.Once known as the Global Cigar Capital, almost 12,000 tobacco makers worked in 200 factories in Ybor City.
48.Also billed as Space City Titusville is on the western shore of Indian River directly across the John F Kennedy Space Center.
49.The Global Winter Strawberry Capital, Plant City, has the Guinness record for the largest strawberry shortcake of world.
50.Florida is the sole American state that has two rivers with identical names - Withlacoochee.