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    big tree park

    by doug48 Updated Feb 29, 2012
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    located just west of US17-92 on general hutchinson parkway is big tree park. at the park you can see the "senator" which is the oldest and largest cypress tree in north america. this tree is over 3,500 years old and was a sapling when stonehenge was under construction. the top of the "senator" was blown off by a hurricane in 1925.the land for big tree park was donated by senator m.o. overstreet and the park was dedicated by president calvin coolidge in 1929. the park offers picnic tables and a short nature walk. sadly on january 16 th 2012 the senator burned down. sara barnes set the 3,500 year old tree on fire while doing drugs in the park.

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    wekiwa springs state park

    by doug48 Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    located 5 miles west of I-4 in longwood is wekiwa springs state park. wekiwa springs and the wekiwa river is one of the most naturally beautiful spots in the orlando area. wekiwa springs is an oasis of natural beauty surrounded by the urban sprawl of metropolitian orlando. the state park offers swimming, snorkeling, hiking, camping, horse trails, and canoe rentals. see their website for more information.

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    longwood village inn.

    by doug48 Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    the longwood hotel (longwood village inn) was built in 1879 by e.w. henck. this historic building served a number of purposes during the years. in the 1930's it was a casino. in the 1950's it was a school for baseball umpires. in 1966 it was a set for the movie "johnny tiger". in the 1980's it was a restaurant. today this bulding houses offices.

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    bradlee-mcintyre house

    by doug48 Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    the bradlee-mcintrye house was built in 1885 for boston architect nathaniel bradlee. this house is considered the finest example of victorian cottage style architecture in central florida. this house was originally built in nearby altamonte springs and was moved to the longwood historic district in the 1990's. the bradlee-mcintyre house is listed on the national register of historic places. open to the public by appointment.

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  • Rebounderz of Longwood

    by miche648 Written Nov 15, 2010

    Rebounderz Mission Statement and Philosophy

    Our Prime Directive: “To explore new extreme fun, to see new stimulating activities. To boldly go where no one has gone before!”

    Rebounderz is dedicated to providing a safe, exciting and fun environment for friends and families to interact together and to promote an active, challenging and rewarding lifestyle. We are the only Indoor Trampoline Arena of its kind where you can have extreme fun and play in a very safe controlled way.

    We strive to give all of our customers a stimulating and rewarding experience each and every time they visit our unique entertainment and fitness center. This is accomplished by providing superior customer service, adhering to and following Rebounderz policy and guidelines, and by consistently and actively promoting a safe environment in which to engage in fun family oriented activities.

    Our goal is to give everyone an opportunity to have a Rebounderz experience in their local area by creating the same venue in other locations wherever possible. We are looking forward to opening a Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena near you.

    Be Safe, Have Fun…

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    Big Tree Park

    by BlueCollar Written Feb 25, 2003
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    Do you want to see one of the oldest tourist destinations in the entire Central Florida region? Go to Big Tree Park located in the Spring Hammock Preserve Nature Park. You will go through the longest "tree tunnel" in the entire Central Florida region to get there. The road is covered completely by the tree canopies and blocks the majority of direct sunlight. That in combination with the thick undergrowth of other vegetation and humidity makes the air temperature several degrees cooler. Areas like this were called hammocks by the native Indians and were a welcomed relief from the hot summer days.

    There is not much to see here other than two large cyress trees at the end of a very beautiful walk on an elevated wooden walkway through the hammock. As you start the walk you'll quickly realize that although you are still very close to two major highways all you hear are the sounds of mother nature. This place is a convenient retreat from the hustle and bustle of big city life.

    There are also many picnic tables for you enjoy a quiet meal with your family if you so choose. Just be sure to bring bug repellent with you. The mosquitos also like the cool air of the hammoch and will certainly make a feast of you. And with the threat of them carrying the West Nile Virus, it is wise to cover your exposed body parts with it.

    Like I said, there are two large cypress trees at the end of the walk. The largest is called The Senator in honor of Sen. M. O. Overstreet, the donor of the land. This cypress tree is thought to be the largest and oldest of its kind in the USA. It measures 17.5 ft (5.3 meters) in diameter, 47 ft (14.3 meters) in circumference and is 126 ft (38.4 meters) tall. It is estimated that it is 3,000 to 3,500 years old.

    This place, like Blue Springs or Wekiwa Springs, was one the places that tourists came to see way back in the late 1800's and early 1900's here in Florida. Amazingly, it still resembles the way it looked way back then, sans chain-link fence and wooden walkway.

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    christ episcopal church

    by doug48 Written Oct 17, 2007
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    christ episcopal church was built in the late 1800's and is one of the oldest churches in central florida. it is located in the longwood historic district.

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