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This is a small museum dedicated to telling the story of the American naval forces over the course of the last 200 years, with the emphasis on World War II and the Cold War era. Items in the museum have been donated by locals veterans and military enthusiasts, and there are several rooms with interesting displays of model ships, uniforms, and personal memorabilia. There is also a small research library. The museums highlights not only the US Navy, but also the Marines and Coast Guard as well.
One room of the museum is dedicated to telling the story of the USS Highlands, a military service vessel that saw service during World War II. I got a very nice guided tour of the whole museum for the price of admission - (I think I may have been the only visitor that afternoon.)
Call in advance to check out their hours of operation.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: 1402 Roseland Ave.
A "Hammock" is a particularly kind of hardwood forest that grows in swampy regions. Central Florida once abounded in this kind of growth, but the number and extent of the hammocks has been greatly reduced due to ever increasing development of strip malls, retirement communities, and golf courses. Hammocks provide excellent habitat for all kinds of critters, and one of the most important functions of this State Park is to serve as a natural laboratory to study ways in which we might be able to preserve some of incredible diversity of plants and animals that once made this region such a fascinating place.
Written Feb 25, 2003
Excellent service and definitely the best pizza in town. The personal attention from Mike, the owner is superb. And the prices are reasonable.
Favorite Dish: Family pizza, one pie large enough for a family of 6. Their pasta is also fabulous.
Written Jan 23, 2008
Address: S. Commerce Ave
Probably the only upscale restaurant in Sebring, Chicanes is the restaurant at the Inn on the Lakes hotel and it is highly regarded among the locals. They have a nice atmosphere/ambiance and a view of the lake on the west side of the dining room. The dinner menu typically features 3 or 4 daily specials along with a regular menu of pastas, steaks, and seafood which are carefully and skillfully prepared. Creme brulee, key lime pie (a must in Florida), and the Pile Up (chocolate brownie topped with vanilla ice cream, pecans, and chocolate and caramel sauces) are the highlights of the dessert menu. Not a bad place to end a hard day of work or a round or two at the golf course.
Favorite Dish: Seafood, key lime pie
Written Mar 28, 2006
Address: 3100 Golfview Road
A cute little tea "shoppe" that's just opened in Sebring, up from the traffic circle. The owners went on holiday in England and loved the tradition of afternoon tea, so they decided to open their own little place here. A wide range of teas and tarts and sweets is on hand, served on the ground floor of a 1920s bungalow. Light sandwiches and salads are also on the menu. (I hope they can find clotted cream for their scones!)
Written Jan 19, 2004
Sebring has some excellent thrift shops and they are all within walking distance of the downtown circle. I love to visit St. Vinnie's (aka St. Vincent de Paul) when I'm down here. On my most recent visit, I picked up a porcelain miniture of Gainsborough's "Blue Boy" for only a buck - to add my collection of "Blue Boy" memorabilia.
What to pay: Much less than you''d think
Written Feb 25, 2006
Here's a fun fact to know and tell: "Spanish Moss," which you'll see plenty of in Sebring, is not Spanish, and it's not a moss!
It's not a "parasite" on its host, either. Spanish moss is "epiphytic" - that is, it makes its own "food" from the atmosphere. Read all about it here:
Written Jul 3, 2007
There are plenty of lakes in Highlands Couny, where Sebring (and its sister city Avon Park) are located. These bodies of water are home to a varied assortment of critters: waterfowl of different sizes, opposum, rabbit, alligators, and the occasional bobcat. You really shouldn't disrupt the natural equilibrium of nature by feeding creatures which are "cute." (Now if I could just persuade my stepmother not to put out scraps of bread for her raccoon friends!)
Written Jan 19, 2004
Favorite thing: Sebring orients itself to Lake Jackson, a medium sized body of water that provides many recreational opportunities for the residents here. Along the shores of Lake Jackson, you can find many examples of traditional Florida homes from 60 or 70 years ago, in a style that might be called vernacular Spanish colonial.
Written Jul 2, 2007