Bob Ross, an artist who shared the joy of painting with the world. We know him as one of the most wholesome people to ever exist, and the late Ross was actually from Florida too, a fact badge we Floridians proudly wear. While we'll never be able to meet the legend himself or shake his hand, you can actually visit Bob Ross at his gravestone — and it's actually super close to Orlando.\nBob lived a full life in the Sunshine State, being born on October 29, 1942 in Daytona and raised in the heart of Orlando. It seems fitting that the happiest painter in the world would grow up in the city home to Disney, the "Happiest Place on Earth."\nHe dropped out of school at a young age and joined the Air Force, traveling all over the country and seeing the beauty of nature everywhere that would later become his inspiration for his art. His service in the military took him to Anchorage, Alaska in the 1960s, where he learned his signature wet-on-wet technique that we've become obsessed with after watching him paint magnificent landscapes on his show "The Joy of Painting" over the years.\nView this post on Instagram Quote from The Joy of Painting Season 2 Episode 2 #bobross #quote #joyofpainting #thejoyofpainting #thejoyofpaintingwithbobross #bobrossquote #nature #raccoon #happytrees #happylittletree #happypainter #apt #pbs #americanpublictelevision #publictelevision A post shared by Bob Ross (@bobross_thejoyofpainting) on Dec 21, 2018 at 11:12am PST\nTo our dismay, the man beneath the flagship permed 'fro passed away from lymphoma at the age of 52, on July 4, 1995, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida — where one of the only original Bob Ross workshops lives, and you can actually still take painting classes there today.\nBob's spirit lives on in the happy little clouds and his body lays to rest in a cemetery in the small town of Gotha, Florida; only a 20-minute drive from the heart of Orlando, at Woodlawn Memorial Park. It's here where you can actually go visit his grave plot at Section O, Lot 537.\nView this post on Instagram #bobrossgrave #orlandoflorida #vacation🌴 A post shared by Tyson Brown (@tywanderlust) on Jan 6, 2019 at 12:23pm PST\nTo find him, look for the statue of the holy family praying with a coliseum type monument behind them. About 8 rows of graves out from this statue you'll find Bob's grave. Many visitors leave flowers, art supplies, paintings, and nature-inspired trinkets to pay their respects to the most loveable painter on Earth.\nView this post on Instagram On a random Central Florida adventure, we visited #bobross! #bobrossgrave #happylittletrees #therearenomistakesjusthappyaccidents #centralflorida #gothaflorida #adventuresincemeteries #darktourist #spookygirl #bucketlist @bobross_thejoyofpainting A post shared by kattimus prime (@kattimus) on Sep 21, 2019 at 8:44am PDT\nThose looking to go visit the late Ross can do so seven days a week. Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery is open 24 hours, while the Funeral Home on site is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.\nView this post on Instagram I found out that Bob Ross' grave is only 5 minutes away from my house, so today I decided to visit it. This is my homage to him, whom reminded me to appreciate the little things in life, be it a happy little tree, an old cabin in the valley, or a sunset reflected on a lake....and, "what the heck, let's put another happy little tree here, because everybody needs a friend, even a tree" :-) And, if you have trouble falling asleep, let him calm you down with his soothing voice (check his videos out on Netflix or YouTube). #bobross #bobrossgrave #happytrees #happylittletrees #gotha #tooyoungtodie A post shared by Mirko Tessandori (@mirkotessandori) on Aug 8, 2016 at 10:05am PDT\nAfter you visit Bob under the happy little trees, swing on through Orlando and check out some of the cool things in the area, like this hidden post-apocalyptic "Fallout" themed bar with Super Nintendo and arcade games hidden inside of a comicbook shop, this Dragon Ball Z themed ramen shop, or one of these 8 unique indoor hideaways in Orlando.\nAn overview of Woodlawn Memorial Park and the location of Bob Ross' grave can be viewed below.\nBob Ross' Gravestone at Woodlawn Memorial Park\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Rd., Gotha, FL 34734Bob's grave plot is located at Section O, Lot 537. Look for the statue of the holy family praying, then walk out approximately 8 rows from it to find it.\nHours: The funeral home is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week. The cemetery is open 24 hours.\nWhy You Need To Go: Pay your respects to the late Bob Ross at his actual gravestone. Leave some flowers, a painting, or any kind of art to celebrate the King of Joy and Painting's legacy.\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment. \n\n\n\n\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere! If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityUSA on Facebook and Instagram.