Under the dim lights a long-haired teenager appeared, his eyes open wide in fear as he ran from a nearby ghost. Even more frightening, the boy, Shaggy from the televised cartoon series “Scooby Doo,” was fleeing through a graveyard. … More Sally Corporation: Bringing characters to life in Jacksonville
Stuffed lions, marble sculptures, Victorian art … and shrunken heads. Welcome to the Lightner Museum. … More The Lightner Museum: Extraordinary collections
It is a Tuesday evening at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and a rabble of rambunctious children is playing outside on the lush lawn. The soundtrack is a mix of the giggling of a pigtailed girl doing cartwheels and the chatting of two women holding infants and eying their older children as they sit on the top of the museum steps. … More Cummer Museum: A family affair
One of the lesser-known locations to visit in Jacksonville is home to many. Friendly geese, fish, turtles and squirrels can be seen on many days and if lucky, a visitor might even spot the native student who has taken a break to embrace a small adventure. … More UNF’s nature trails: Embrace a small adventure
Tucked away among the tall pines, hidden from the farm lands of Palatka, lies the unincorporated community of Bardin. It’s located just west of U.S. Highway 17 off State Road 100, but if you blink you may miss the small town. … More Bardin: Where the Booger roams
Non-residents spending an evening in the area quickly become aware of a neighborhood feature intended to discourage traffic — a lack of parking. This is where the Riverside Avondale Night Trolley comes in. … More Riverside Avondale Night Trolley: Why drive when you can ride?
Palatka’s azalea-filled Ravine Gardens State Park is named for its main feature: two deep ravines that cut into the earth and overflow with foliage and wildlife. … More Ravine Gardens: In full bloom
The spirit of the central Florida enclave of Cassadaga can be found in the details. … More Cassadaga: In the details
“When I look at this place I just wonder how it’s in Florida. It’s so tucked away and neat,” said Bloom. … More Salt Springs: A different side of Florida
One sign is making a loud statement and luring in outsiders who are dying — no pun intended — to see its bold, red printing themselves.
… More Woodbine, Georgia: Dead people’s things for sale