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Where we're always on the road, and it's always 1962! TM
If you're looking for Roadtrip-'62 TM destinations along US-6, please go the the US-6 Destinations page. Otherwise, continue here for US-23.
Our first day on US-23 covered 63 miles, all two-lane highway. It was a busy day, requiring an early start. We visited historic sites, beautiful parks, shopped a bit and hiked along the shores of Lake Huron. And we ended the day overlooking a huge hole. Here's a list of some of the places we stopped between Mackinaw City, Michigan and Rogers City, Michigan.
Mackinac Bridge, over the Straits of Mackinac, Michigan
Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce - The place to start to discover everything Mackinaw City. Their slogan in 1962 was "Michigan's Vacationland."
Mackinac State Historic Parks - Discover ways to relive history.
Mackinac Bridge Official Site - All about Michigan's "Mighty Mac."
Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce - The visitors page, with information on more to see and do in Cheboygan.
Cheboygan Opera House - More information on this historic structure, including some great old photos.
Cheboygan State Park - A rugged state park on the shores of Lake Huron with trails, camping, and even ruins.
P. H. Hoeft State Park - A state park on the lake with trails, camping, and some of the best sand dunes on Lake Huron.
Rogers City - The visitors page, with information on more to see and do in Rogers City.
Rogers Theater - If you're staying in Rogers City, check out their renovated theater, now hosting live productions.
Our second day on US-23 covered 86 miles, all two-lane highway. It was another busy day, though we spent more time at natural sites than yesterday. We visited historic sites, beautiful parks, and if you were bolder than me, dived under the waters of Lake Huron. We ended the day near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, a relic of the Cold War which was very active during 1962. Here's a list of some of the places we stopped between Rogers City, Michigan and Oscoda, Michigan.
Northern Traveler Motel, Oscoda, Michigan
Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau - Information on the lighthouses in the Aplena area.
Alpena GenWeb - Lots of old photos and postcards of the Alpena area at their site.
Huron Shores Chamber of Commerce - More to do near Harrisville and Greenbush.
Oscoda Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau - More to do in the Oscoda-AuSable area.
Lake Huron Historical Marker - The text of a historical marker along Lake Huron.
The 45th Parallel - More information about the 45th Parallel, midway between the Equator and the North Pole.
Canoeing The AuSable River - Information on canoeing in the Huron-Manistee National Forest.
Paul Bunyan Statues - Photos of more fun Paul Bunyan statues around Michigan.
Thunder Bay Drive-In - Photos of the abandoned Thunder Bay Drive-In in Alpena.
Today we traveled 77 miles and saw the first freeway section of US-23. We finally left the shores of Lake Huron and began a long journey through farm country created by ice-age glaciers. And we stopped for the day at the largest city yet. Here's a list of some of the places we stopped between Oscoda, Michigan and Bay City, Michigan.
Jay's Farm Market, Standish, Michigan
Fishweb Fishing Information - A good site for all types of Michigan fishing information.
Tawas Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau - What to see, do, and where to stay and eat in the Tawas area.
Au Gres Chamber of Commerce - What to see, do, and where to stay and eat in the Au Gres area.
Formation of the Great Lakes - Information on how the glaciers of the ice ages formed the Michigan we saw today.
Standish Chamber of Commerce - What to see, do, and where to stay and eat in the Standish area, including a casino that wasn't there in 1962.
Ziibiwing Center - We passed by a small reservation of the Anishinabe, or Ojibwa, Indians today. Learn more about The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.
Pinconning & Linwood Area Chamber of Commerce - What to see, do, and where to stay and eat in the Pinconning and Linwood area.
Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau - What to see, do, and where to stay and eat in Bay County and Saginaw County, Michigan.
Today's trip was 56 miles, mostly through some medium sized cities that actually have only about half the population they had in 1962. The loss of auto manufacturing jobs has been hard on the area between Bay City and Flint, Michigan.
neon sign on Savoy Bar & Grill, Saginaw, Michigan
Saginaw County Historical Museum - A museum in one of the country's most ornate Post Offices.
Saginaw Art Museum - Small art museum with nice formal garden.
Saginaw Children's Zoo - Rides and animals, with a focus on native Michigan species.
Robert T. Longway Planetarium - Michigan's largest planetarium, here since 1958.
Alfred P. Sloan Museum - Home to a gallery of beautiful Buick cars.
Flint Institute of Arts - Larger art museum with great changing exhibits, including Chihuly glass in recent years.
On the fifth day down US-23 we covered 70 miles, and finally had to drive some freeway mileage. We enjoyed some good food, nature, and university museum attractions; a nice variety for a single day. And we even saw a sporting event at the dragway! Here's a list of some of the places we stopped between Flint, Michigan and Milan, Michigan.
Mobil gas station in Milan, Michigan (pre-1960, though station still existed in 1962) (used by permission of Milan Area Historical Society)
Flint Area Convention & Visitors Bureau - The place to start to discover everything in the greater Flint area.
Fenton Regional Chamber Of Commerce - The place to start to discover everything in Fenton and nearby Linden.
Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce - Try the Visitors & Newcomers section for information on Hartland.
Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau - The Attractions page has information on more to see and do near Brighton and the rest of the county.
Brighton Recreation Area - Information on camping, trails, equestrian activities, and more.
Island Lake Recreation Area - Information on camping, trails, a state-of-the-art shooting range, and more.
Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau - The place to start to discover everything in the greater Ann Arbor area, including activities at the University of Michigan.
Milan Area Chamber of Commerce - Dining and shopping ideas in Milan.
Today we started in Milan, Michigan and traveled 70 miles to Fostoria, Ohio. We spent quite a bit of time in the biggest city yet, Toledo. And we even saw a baseball game! Here's a list of some of the places we stopped.
Anthony Wayne Bridge, US-23 over the Maumee River, Toledo, Ohio
Old Mill Museum, Dundee, Michigan - Visit to take a peek at an historic building and collection.
Sylvania Area Historical Society - They have a collection of 1962 items online.
Toledo Convention & Visitors Bureau - The place to start to discover everything in the greater Toledo area.
Toledo Zoo - Open for over 100 years, they now have over 9,000 animals representing over 800 species, making the Toledo Zoo one of the world’s most complete zoos.
Side Cut Metropark - See a piece of an old river canal, or wade out to fish just minutes from downtown.
Toledo's Attic - A virtual museum focusing on the twentieth-century history of the Toledo area.
Perrysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau - The place to start to discover everything in Perrysburg, Ohio.
Fostoria Area Visitor’s Bureau - The place to start to discover everything in Fostoria, Ohio.
Fostoria Rail Preservation Society - Trains, trains, and more trains in Fostoria, Ohio.
Fostoria Community Web Site - Yes, even more information about Fostoria, Ohio! History, photos, and community links.
We're finally in the second state of the trip, starting at Fostoria, Ohio. The day’s journey covered 62 miles, south to Delaware, Ohio. Today we reached up to heaven and went underground. Here's a list of some of the places we stopped.
downtown Marion, Ohio, early 1960s (used by permission of Marion County Historical Society)
National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation - A place of great peace where pilgrims can pray and pay homage to the Blessed Mother in Carey, Ohio.
Wyandot County Visitors' Bureau - The place to start to discover everything in Carey and Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area - Great area for watching a variety of both nesting and migrant birds, about five miles west of Little Sandusky, Ohio.
Wyandot County Museum - History of the county, including the Overland Inn and Indian Mill, Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
President Warren G. Harding Home - View the president's home and his grand tomb in Marion, Ohio.
Wyandot Popcorn Museum - Learn the history of popcorn and see some vintage popcorn carts in Marion, Ohio.
Delaware Reservoir State Park - Fishing, camping, boating, hiking, biking and more, just north of Delaware, Ohio.
RoadsideGalore's Mail Pouch Barn photo gallery - Great photos of Mail Pouch Barns around the country.
Delaware County Convention & Visitors Bureau - The place to start to discover everything in Delaware, Ohio.
Perkins Observatory - "The Place for Space!" in Delaware, Ohio.
Today we traveled only 27 miles, starting in Delaware, Ohio and spending the entire rest of the day in Columbus, Ohio. We had a lot to do there, visiting museums, gardens, and ending the day with horse racing, and betting on the horses if you were more adventurous than me. Or maybe you tried some of the alternate attractions I mentioned, such as the zoo or a drive-in movie. Either way, here's a list of some of the places we stopped.
old Mercury parked in German Village, Columbus, Ohio
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium - Includes old amusement park rides saved from around the Columbus area.
Convention & Visitors Bureau of Worthington - The place to start to discover everything in Worthington, a northern surburb of Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio Railway Museum - Yes, they reopened for 2011 after several years of closure, and expect to be open again in 2012!
Greater Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau - The place to start to discover everything in Columbus, Ohio.
Columbus Park of Roses - A 2010 winner in America's Best Rose Garden competition.
Franklin Park Conservatory - Even more flowers than the Rose Garden!
Snowden Galleries Historic Costume and Textiles Collection - A large collection of textiles and articles of clothing and accessories, including some from 1962.
German Village Visitor’s Center - Lots of good eating in a quaint, almost European atmosphere.
Columbus Museum of Art - Includes an outstanding collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century American and European modern art.
Ohio State Capitol - Serving as Ohio's working seat of government for 150 years.
COSI - A modern science museum that began it's funding and planning in 1962.
We continued the trip today by covering the 89 miles from Columbus, Ohio to Portsmouth, Ohio. We left the sounds of the big city behind, including the jets at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Field. The rest of the day was spent either back in small town America or in the quiet of parks. Among the places we stopped was a group of Native American mounds, giving us a glimpse of history thousands of years before 1962. Check below for info on some of the other places we stopped.
canal historical marker, Waverly, Ohio
Pickaway County Visitors Bureau - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Pickaway County, beginning at the Welcome Center in Circleville, Ohio.
Ohio-Erie Canal - There are a lot of bits and pieces of these old canals on today’s route. This was the main transportation means through this area before the railroads were built. The Canal Society of Ohio, founded in 1961, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the canals of Ohio.
Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in the Chillicothe area.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park - The Ohio River Valley has been inhabited for over 12,000 years; here’s the place to look back that far.
Adena Mansion & Gardens - Situated on the 300 remaining acres of the original 2000 are five outbuildings and formal gardens once belonging to the sixth governor of Ohio.
Scioto Trail State Forest – Once an artillery range, but since the state purchased the land in 1922, the forest has grown back beautifully. You can hike or view it from several scenic vistas and overlooks on the roads.
Pike County Convention and Visitors Bureau - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Pike County.
Lake White State Park – Small lake with camping on an old reservoir for the canal system. The current Ohio state record for Kentucky Spotted Bass was caught at Lake White in 1978.
Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in the Portsmouth area, including the fantastic 2,200-foot long floodwall mural.
Roy Rogers Festival – Festival commemorating the "King of The Cowboys." Held this year August 3-6, 2011, with plenty of cowboy and cowgirl fun!
Today’s leg of ROADTRIP-'62 TM covered 91 miles from Portsmouth, Ohio south to Paintsville, Kentucky. We entered our third state of the journey and the first mountains. It was quite a varied day, with everything from watching coal barges along the Ohio River, hiking, fishing, and visiting historic museums and even an old department store. Here's a list of some of the places we stopped.
Kentucky Motel, Ashland, Kentucky (from undated postcard)
Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge – Several photos and technical data on the bridge are available at Bridgehunter.com, dedicated to historic bridges of the United States.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park – Camp, stay at the fieldstone lodge, hike, fish or even relax with a game of miniature golf!
Greenup County Tourism and Convention Commission - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Greenup County.
Ashland Convention & Visitors Bureau - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in the Ashland area. They have a brochure for a walking tour of the beautiful downtown, where you can find lots of pre-1962 buildings.
Highlands Museum & Discovery Center – Great historical exhibits including info on country music, and the industrial history of Ashland, noting Ashland Oil, the C&O Railroad, and Armco Steel.
Paramount Arts Center – Opulent Art Deco theater of the 1930s, now restored and hosting events such a Broadway Series, Country Music Highway 23 Jamboree, symphonies and more.
Lawrence County Tourism Commission - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Lawrence County.
Paintsville Tourism – See the US-23 Country Music Highway Museum, Mountain HomePlace, The Kentucky Apple Festival, Butcher Hollow home of Loretta Lynn and more in the Paintsville area.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park – Camping, hiking, a mountain bike trail, the Music Highway Grill, and even a golf course await you.
Day eleven was 73 miles along US-23. The mountains of Kentucky offered coal history, a singing coal miner’s daughter, beautiful forests, and some Civil War battlefields to learn about. Here's a sample of the places we stopped between Paintsville, Kentucky and Pound, Virginia.
road cut at KY-114, from US-23, Prestonsburg, Kentucky (public domain by Vbofficial, from Wikimedia Commons)
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park - has trails short and long, and a lake for fishing.
Van Lear Historical Museum - displays more than just coal mining artifacts.
Middle Creek National Battlefield - is a good place to begin a journey through historic Civil War locations. There is another site at nearby Ivy Mountain.
Hatfield-McCoy feud - If you’ve ever been curious about this famous feud, you can take a driving tour past the sites involved.
Prestonsburg Visitors Information - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.
David A. Zegeer Coal-Railroad Museum - is housed in the former Jenkins, Kentucky railroad depot.
Pikeville Tourism - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Pike County, Kentucky.
Today we traveled 61 miles from the mountain ridges at Pound, Virginia to the river valleys of Kingsport, Tennessee. Along the way we passed through a National Forest and walked through a natural tunnel. We finally left the coal mining country of the Appalachian Mountains, entering an area that’s been settled since Colonial times. Here’s a list of some of the places we visited.
Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport, Tennessee (by Mark W. Peacock at Appalachian Treks, used by permission)
Wise County Chamber of Commerce - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Wise County, Virginia.
Harry W. Meador, Jr. Coal Museum - A joint project of Westmoreland Coal Company and the Big Stone Gap Parks and Recreation Department, the museum showcases artifacts of the rich coal mining heritage of the area.Jefferson National Forest- Beautiful mountain overlooks, the High Knob Recreation Area, and plenty of hiking and fishing in western Virginia.
Scott County, Virginia Tourism - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Scott County, Virginia.
Natural Tunnel State Park, Duffield, Virginia - Plenty of nature trails and a view of the railroad running through this naturally-formed tunnel.
Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail - Your guide to the trail through Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky that helped over 300,000 settlers move west between 1775 and 1805.
Kingsport, Tennessee Convention & Visitors Bureau - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in the Kingsport, Tennessee area.
Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport, Tennessee - Combines a nature preserve, recreational lake, and even a planetarium in the largest city-owned park in the state of Tennessee.
Warriors Path State Park, Tennessee - Camping and more on the shores of a TVA lake, it’s been a state park since 1952.
The journey today covered 86 miles from Kingsport, Tennessee to Asheville, North Carolina. We’ve had the chance to marvel at mountain vistas, waterfalls and more, and we end up in a highly cosmopolitan city nestled in the mountains.
Wake-robin trilliums in bloom at the Botanical Gardens of Asheville
Johnson City, Tennessee Convention & Visitors Bureau - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Rocky Mount Museum , Johnson City, Tennessee - See history come alive at this former capitol of the Southwest Territory of the United States.
Tipton-Haynes Historic Park, Johnson City, Tennessee - This site houses eleven buildings with exhibits of four different periods in local history.
Unicoi County, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in the Erwin and Unicoi area of Tennessee.
Erwin National Fish Hatchery - A fun place to watch the fish in Erwin, Tennessee.
Cherokee National Forest - This National Forest has everything from white water, to scenic drives, gold panning, camping, and of course, hiking.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail - The AT is a rugged trail down the spine of the Appalachian Mountains through 14 states.
Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Asheville, North Carolina and vicinity.
Botanical Gardens of Asheville - The photo above just about says it all: lovely flowers in a naturalized setting along a creek, since 1962.
Thomas Wolfe Memorial - The childhood home of one of the giants of 20th Century American Literature, Thomas Wolfe.
Southern Highland Craft Guild - Since 1930, the Guild has been bringing together the crafts and craftspeople of the Southern Highlands. A great place to visit them is the Folk Art Center, at Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, North Carolina.
Today’s trip was 68 miles from Asheville, North Carolina to Franklin, North Carolina. We stopped at everything from mineral museums to castles, took a rare passenger train ride, and had time to hike in the woods to boot.
Franklin Motel, Franklin, North Carolina
Colburn Earth Science Museum, Asheville, North Carolina - A great collection of mineral specimens from around the world, housed the multi-museum complex of the Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center.
Biltmore House & Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina - America’s biggest castle!
Shook Museum, Clyde, North Carolina - Step back even further in time to about 1810, and visit the oldest frame house west of the Blue Ridge.
Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in the Clyde and Waynesville, North Carolina area.
Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina and Virginia - Enjoy the views, hiking, waterfalls and more from this beautiful drive along the top of the mountains.
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Jackson County, North Carolina area.
Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina - Enjoy a wide range of recreation from whitewater rafting to camping and over 600 miles of trails for hiking, horse-back riding and even off-road vehicle riding.
Dillsboro Merchants Association, Dillsboro, North Carolina - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Dillsboro, North Carolina area.
Downtown Sylva Association, Sylva, North Carolina - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Sylva, North Carolina area.
Today we traveled from Franklin, North Carolina to Gainesville, Georgia, a distance of 76 miles. We entered the seventh state of our eight state trip, panned for gems, saw some waterfalls and came down out of the mountains for good.
Tallulah Gorge, Georgia
Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Georgia - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in the Franklin, North Carolina area.
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Georgia - The last large forested area of the trip and the last National Forest.
Black Mountain State Park, Dillard, Georgia - We’re still up as high as 3,640 feet, but this is the last real mountain of the trip.
Rabun County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Georgia - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Rabun County, Georgia.
Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia - The best place to see the gorge, river, and falls, even though it was not open in 1962.
Habersham County Chamber of Commerce, Georgia - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Habersham County and Cornelia, Georgia.
Lake Sidney Lanier, Georgia - This lake, created by the US Army Corps of Engineers and filled beginning in 1956, begins near Gainesville and offers all types of water-based recreation.
We just keep heading south, traveling from Gainesville, Georgia, to Atlanta, a distance of 55 miles. Atlanta is the biggest city on US-23, so we’ll spend a couple of days here.
Greetings From Atlanta (from undated postcard)
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Georgia - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Atlanta.
Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia - A variety of gardens in Piedmont Park. While the Garden is newer than 1962, Piedmont Park dates from 1895, when it hosted a World’s Fair.
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia - With over 11,000 works, this is the premier art museum in the southeast.
Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, Atlanta, Georgia - The Cyclorama may be the largest painting in the world, and the Civil War Museum has two stories of artifacts.
Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, Georgia - Resembling the United States Capitol, it houses marble busts of the Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence.
More to see in the biggest city on US-23, and then south to our last waterfall of the trip. We end the day in Forsyth, Georgia, 61 miles from our start in Atlanta.
High Falls, High Falls State Park, Georgia (Photo Copyright Home From The Wilderness, at Flickr, used by permission.)
Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, Atlanta, Georgia - Learn more of the life and times of this great man.
Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia - Check out the guided walking tour at 2:00 pm Friday afternoon after Thanksgiving, 2011.
Zoo Atlanta - One of the oldest zoos on our route, it’s been thoroughly modernized.
Georgia Clay - Here’s where you can find out why many of Georgia’s soils are so red.
Henry County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Georgia - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Henry County, Georgia.
Indian Springs State Park, Georgia - The oldest state park in the United States, acquired by Georgia in 1825.
High Falls State Park, Georgia - This is it: the last waterfall along US-23!
Monroe County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Georgia - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Forsyth and Monroe County, Georgia.
Today we travel across the farm country of Georgia, 83 miles from Forsyth to Eastman. Lots to do in Macon on the way! Here's a list of some of the places we stopped.
Eastman Motor Court, Eastman, Georgia (from old postcard)
Macon Georgia Convention & Visitors' Bureau - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Macon, Georgia.
Museum of Arts And Sciences, Macon, Georgia - The museum dates from 1956 and is Georgia’s largest museum devoted to the arts and sciences.
The Douglass Theatre - A showcase for African-American talent since the 1920s.
Ocmulgee National Monument - This National Park property works hard to preserve a Native American site damaged by a railroad running right through the middle and an interstate freeway within the park!
Hay House, Macon, Georgia - This historic home from the 1855-1859 period opened as museum in 1962, after the death of Mrs. Hay.
Eastman/Dodge County Chamber of Commerce - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Eastman and Dodge County, Georgia.
Georgia Farm Bureau - Check out their list of farm markets in mid-Georgia, then stop in and buy something fresh.
Today we travel across more farm country of Georgia, and end at one of the country’s biggest swamp. The trip takes us 98 miles from Eastman to Waycross. Here's a list of some of the places we stopped.
Little Ocmulgee State Park, Georgia - Hiking along the boardwalk, you discover you’re far enough south that Spanish moss hangs from the trees. And the largemouth bass fishing is great.
Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County Board of Tourism - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Hazelhurst and Jeff Davis County, Georgia.
Telfair County Chamber of Commerce - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Telfair County, Georgia.
Waycross Tourism Bureau & Visitor Center - Information on train watching in Waycross, Georgia.
Laura S. Walker State Park, Braganza, Georgia - At this small park, established in 1941 you can see some carnivorous plants and other wildlife.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge - Take a boat tour of the swamp; anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours!
It’s the end of the trip for us today! We travel 77 miles from Waycross, Georgia to Jacksonville, Florida and find more than enough to keep us busy all day there. Here's a list of some of the places we stopped.
container train at the Folkston Funnel, Georgia (photo by Frank Orona, used by permission)
Okefenokee Chamber of Commerce - The place to start to discover everything to see and do around Folkston, Georgia.
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens - The museum has grown from only sixty pieces when it opened in 1961, to over 6,000 works today.
Museum of Science & History - This began as the as Jacksonville Children's Museum in 1941.
Jacksonville Zoological Gardens - They’re busy adding a botanical garden to their great zoological garden.
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville - A collection of modern art from 1945 to the present.
Jacksonville Convention & Visitors Bureau - The place to start to discover everything to see and do in Jacksonville.
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Smokey Bear is the longest running public service ad campaign in Ad Council history, running since 1944. At the beginning, Walt Disney loaned Bambi for use on a poster for one year, but that image proved so popular that it is still being used. The original message was slightly different, as "Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires." I hope you enjoy this ad, similar to what you might have seen in 1962, and heed Smokey's message.