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    29 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Florida


    1. It ALWAYS rains.

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    Sunset over Indian Rocks Beach, Florida.

    2. The entire state is completely DEVOID of culture.

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    The Tampa Theatre in Tampa, Florida.

    3. There's nothing really unique or interesting to see there.

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    The Howey Mansion in Winter Haven, Florida.

    4. Florida has basically no tradition at all.

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    Members of the Miccosukee tribe perform a dance.

    5. Nope, no sense of identity to be found anywhere in Florida.

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    A mural in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood.

    6. No sir, there's nothing to see or do in the whole state.

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    Revelers at the Miami-Broward Carnival.

    7. There's no real sense of history.

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    The nation's Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse stands in St. Augustine, Florida.

    8. Because nothing happened in Florida before, like, 1987.

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    A bit of history in Amelia Island, Florida.

    9. The wildlife there consists of mosquitos and slightly larger mosquitos.

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    Dolphins swimming off the Florida Keys.

    10. ... Or terrible swamp beasts.

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    A purple gallinule in the Florida Everglades.

    11. Nope, nothing worth preserving in Florida.

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    A Florida panther sunbathes in a wildlife refuge.

    12. UGH, IT'S SO GROSS.

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    A roseate spoonbill photographed near Sarasota, Florida

    13. YUCK.

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    Florida manatees at the Crystal River and Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuges.

    14. EW.

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    A hummingbird at Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, Florida.

    15. It's all just strip malls and tacky gift shops.

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    Vizcaya mansion and gardens in Miami, Florida.

    16. If you're not a beach person, there's absolutely NOTHING to do there.

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    The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida.

    17. I'm telling you, if you're looking for art and culture, look elsewhere.

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    The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    18. And Miami? Forget it. If you're not into clubs, there's nothing for you there.

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    The outdoor portion of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).

    19. Floridians definitely don't have a sense of humor about themselves.

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    The Southernmost House in Key West, Florida has a bit of competition in the form of The Southernmost Southernmost House in Key West, Florida.

    20. "Florida luxury" is an oxymoron.

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    Lobby of The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.

    21. Seriously, Florida has nothing to offer you if you're looking for anything remotely elegant.

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    Pool at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.

    22. BARF.

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    The Venetian Pool in Coral Gables, Florida.

    23. How many palm trees can a person stand to look at?

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    Native plants bloom at Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Miami, Florida.

    24. Florida is basically all just cheesy beaches full of tourist traps.

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    Horses in the heart of "Horse Country," Ocala, Florida.

    25. It's not like anyone cares about surfing.

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    Surfing in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

    26. No one interesting ever spent time in Florida. Why would they?

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    The Thomas Edison and Henry Ford winter estates in Ft. Myers, Florida.

    27. Nope. No one at all.

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    The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, Florida.

    28. And if you're looking for family activities, you'd better look literally anywhere else.

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    Nightly fireworks at Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.

    29. Nope. Nothing to see here at all.

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    Sunset over the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs, Florida.