Vintage photographs illustrate the story of Cypress Gardens, the world-famous tourist
attraction that Dick Pope created out of swampland in Winter Haven that cemented Florida’s
reputation as the land of sun and fun from the 1930s to 2009 when it was sold to Legoland.
The flamboyant Pope, known as the “man who invented Florida,” combined a water ski show,
tropical Gardens, and iconic Southern Belles to create an enduring symbol of Florida.
Attend in person or live via Zoom.
Event Type(s): Virtual
Age Group(s): Adults
Register For Event
You must log in to register for this event.
Oops! - There was a problem in authenticating your card: