the last resort bar, formerly known as the port orange pub may be of interest to those interested in florida crime history. the last resort bar was the capture site of the serial killer aileen wuornos. wuornos was a prositute that murdered seven central florida men between 1989 and 1990. the manhunt and trial of aileen wuornos received national media attention. wuornos was executed at the florida state prison in october 2002. wuornos was the second woman executed in florida. the 2003 the film "monster" staring charlize theron was based on wuornos' killing spree, capture, and trial. theron won an oscar for her role as aileen wuornos.
the last resort bar is located at 5812 s. ridgewood ave. (US 1) in port orange. port orange is ten miles south of daytona beach on the mainland.
I CAN'T AGREE WITH THE TIP ON HALIFAX. MY EXPERIENCES THERE WERE NOT THAT GOOD.
--ALL 3 TIMES. THE FIRST ONE BEING AN EMERGENCY. THE NURSES I HAD VIRTUALLY IGNORED ME AS MUCH AS THEY COULD. IT SEEMED THEY WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY not TO DO ANYTHING IN THE WAY OF COMFORT MEASURES.
ON THE OTHER HAND, I HAVE BEEN TO ORMOND BEACH HOSP. AND THE CARE THERE WAS 180 DEGREES BETTER. DEFINITLEY RECOMMEND IT FAR AND ABOVE HALIFAX.
You will enjoy the walking tour of the Ponce de Leon Light Station. There are great exhibits featuring the history of this lighthouse.
If you are in good physical shape, be sure to climb to the top of the lighthouse. There are 203 steps to the gallery deck. This lighthouse is 175 feet tall and contains 1.4 MILLION bricks!
Be careful -- climbing is not easy! First of all, the staircase is narrow, metal, and circular. So forget about climbing if you are not wearing running shoes. Also, it is humid inside. I am in pretty good shape, but I was out of breath by the time I reached the top.
Hey, you get a certificate if you manage to get to the top! Also, the view is breathtaking. The breeze is so refreshing. Going down is MUCH easier, too! :-D
If you want to see Dolphins, wading
birds or jumping fish you've got all kinds of ways to see them. You can get on
all kinds of boats but if you like to do it a bit special try this 1890's style
Fantail launch. You can glide quietly past the estates and the islands of
Daytona. You have a few choices on what kind of cruise you would like to make.
Lake wudruff near De Land..wunderful wildlife and fishing lake... very wide area..good for hiking..watching gators and other animals..also great for fishing