National Park Fee-Free Days 2017 – Dry Tortugas – Everglades

The two National Parks around the Florida Keys are both off shore of the islands. They are the Dry Tortugas National Park and Everglades National Park. Currently the entrance fees only apply to going on land at the parks and not to the waters surrounding the park land. The next fee-free day of 2017 is […]
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Florida Keys Treasures in the Beach Wrack Line

A fun pastime on any beach is looking for what’s washed up with the tides. Interesting things can wind up in the beach wrack line — piles of seaweed and seagrass marking the high tide line along most natural shorelines. Depending on where you are in Florida, you may be hunting for shark’s teeth, shells […]
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Meet Treasure Seekers Who Hunt Millions in Undersea Gold

Somewhere in the waters off the Florida coast, an estimated $250 million in silver bars and coins is waiting for Kim Fisher and his treasure hunting family to come and get it. And Fisher, who lives by his father’s “today’s-the-day” motto, thinks he’s close to one of the biggest hauls of his career. That would […]
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Pennekamp Park’s Well Hidden Secret Treasure

Florida’s 171 state parks vary in the natural and cultural resources that they have to offer. Many of them have at least one unique feature, and some of these are easy to miss. The Florida Keys are an island chain surrounded by saltwater. Finding freshwater has always been a concern. Freshwater holes were likely enough […]
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5 years later $550K Mel Fisher Museum Gold Bar Still Missing

Lack of finding a 74.85-ounce gold bar plundered from a Key West museum five years ago come Tuesday has left an “open wound,” says the museum’s director. “The bar was insured but money will never replace an artifact that was part of so many museum visitors’ personal interaction and memories of the experience,” Melissa Kendrick, chief […]
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