1964 & 1965 Official Guide Book Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

FLORIDA

A 110-foot tower topped by a giant plastic orange rises over the palm trees and carrousel-shaped structures of "Fabulous Florida." The other buildings in the tropical setting at Meadow Lake include a large State Exhibit Hall decorated in an appropriate motif (the state seal, maps, etc.); a Porpoise Pool ad Stadium, seating 1,600 and covered by a suspended sun-and-rain-roof made of plastic; a homesite area on the shore, including model houses, reached by a "Bridge to the Keys" boardwalk. Shops and refreshment stands are located about the area.

* Admission: free except for Porpoise Show.
* Porpoise Show: adults, $2.00; children, $1.00. Show takes 30 minutes: 10 performances daily starting at 10 a.m.
 Highlights 
SAMPLING THE SUNSHINE STATE. In the State Exhibit Hall are displays of priceless objects of art on loan from public and private Florida collections, and exhibits relating to Florida communities, industry, agriculture, sports and education. A series of scale models tells the story of the U.S. space program.
PORPOISES AND BANDS. A troupe of the "second-smartest mammals" in the world plays basketball and "sings," dances and clowns in the daytime shows at the Porpoise Pool and Stadium. A nearby tank contains several frolicking seals.
FLOATING BUILDINGS. Looking like ultra-modern houseboats, two buildings rest on pilings in Meadow Lake. In one, the Florida Development Commission, an official agency, gives out information and answers questions about the state. The other has a display put on by the Minute Maid Company.
HOMESITE AREA. A full-sized furnished house and swimming pool and several scale model homes set in a garden show the latest in Florida living.
FLAMINGO ISLE. Beautiful flamingos strut in an enclosed pool, providing a natural display of brilliant colors.
FLOATING BUILDINGS. Looking like ultra-modern houseboats, two buildings rest on pilings in Meadow Lake. In one, the Florida Development Commission, an official agency, gives out information and answers questions about the state. The other has a display put on by the Minute Maid Company.

FLORIDA

A giant orange on a tower tops displays of sunshine living, space tests at Cape Kennedy and a free, live-porpoise show.

The State Exhibit Hall contains exhibits of fine art and shows the life, sports and produce of Florida. Elsewhere are a full-sized Florida home and models of other houses.
PORPOISE SHOW. Porpoises and seals perform in a stadium. The porpoises "sing" and play ball; the seals juggle and catch rings.
SNACKS AND PICNICS. Visitors may buy light refreshments and take them to a nearby picnic area outside the pavilion.

Admission: free.

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