- Close-up view of Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa) flowers at Florida Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida.
- Founded in 1936 by Dick and Julie Pope, Cypress Gardens was the state's first theme park. Proclaimed the Water Ski Capitol of the World, Cypress Gardens became the birthplace of performance water skiing in 1941. The Florida Cypress Gardens theme park closed on September 23, 2009.
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