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Although true time travel is still a thing of science fiction, Teddy and Jenny Meeks have captured a similar sensation at Pier Park. In 2009, the couple purchased the 1964 Allan Herschell Carousel that had been an iconic attraction at the now-closed Miracle Strip Amusement Park. The 30 horses and two chariots were immediately swarmed with giddy riders—some children, and some adults who fondly remembered feeding the horses wooden apples at the carousel's former home. The spinning steeds so charmed the locals that Teddy and Jenny began a more comprehensive revival. They bought Miracle Strip's 1985 Balloon Race and 1952 Red Baron rides, and when they couldn't find the park's original 1975 Ferris wheel, they hunted for one of the same make and model.

The Big Eli wheel now awards its guests views over the Gulf of Mexico and several other classic rides, including a Tilt-a-Whirl and train cars that kids crank by hand. Flowers cloak hanging baskets, and topiaries mimicking animal figures accent sandy paths, adding to the venue's picturesque nostalgia. Teddy and Jenny have also installed a butterfly pavilion, about which Bay Life magazine reports that visitors can glimpse 700 flying specimens, hatching cocoons, and caterpillars drawing up blueprints for wings.

500 Pier Park Dr
Panama City Beach,
FL
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Panama City visitors and natives are never more than a hop, a skip, and a parasail away from aquatic amusement, thanks to Adventures at Sea’s more than 60 locations, most stationed behind Panama City Beach's hotels and condos. The staff rents out pontoon boats for trips to Shell Island and pulls up to six riders on inflatable banana boats with a speedy jet ski. Experienced crews captain charter fishing trips and give fishers everything they need to catch trophies such as king mackerel, red groupers, and Stanley Cups that got away. After action-packed days filled with sunny memories, visitors can rent a lounge chair and soak up the sunset.

9450 Thomas Dr
Panama City,
FL
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Sporty's Westside Pub, a classic bar complete with three shimmering pool tables and burbling fountains of draft beer, provides a libation-fueled oasis seven days a week. During happy hour, held every weekday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., domestic bottles ($2) slide into hands and draft beers such as Pabst, Yuengling, and Keystone ($1.50+) meet sippers' lips. Pitchers of Woodchuck Cider ($7) water groups of friends, and the bar's $1 shots incite bubbly conversations about which of the pool tables would be the easiest to nap atop.

2624 W Tennessee St
Tallahassee,
FL
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2011 is the Year of the Cocktail! Be sure to celebrate it with 71 Proof- we help unlock the secrets of a great event. From a staff of 15 professionally trained bartenders, to being champions of sustainable hospitality- 71 Proof is the key to any party!

1700 N Monroe St
Tallahassee,
FL
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Florida State University's FSView & Florida Flambeau reviewed the Tomahawk Sports Bar and Grill. Sixty-one percent of 80 Urbanspooners like it and more than 950 Facebookers are fans.

609 W Tennessee St
Tallahassee,
FL
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The Acting Studio @PACT's 90-minute workshops are scheduled once a week (Saturdays or Sundays) for six weeks, and each one prepares actors for a variety of screen and stage challenges. With thorough preparation in auditioning, directing, impromptu performances, and staging your own kidnapping and heroic release, performing participants will quickly gain the tools necessary to shoot to local stardom.

2028 N Point Blvd
Tallahassee,
FL
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