The best thing about the Sunshine State is that we have so much to explore here. From crystal clear springs to hidden bars, shelling spots, & the best beaches, we have it all. This list will showcase some of the best ruins to explore in Florida.\nWhether you're down for a tame Dora-like adventure or are looking to unlock your inner whip-wielding badassness like Indiana Jones himself, these six Florida ruins will not disappoint.\nRuins of Fort De Soto & Battery Bigelow\nPrice: $5 daily fee per car.\nAddress: 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, FL\nWhy You Need To Go: Wander the beachy isle of Fort De Soto Park, while also adventuring through the ruins of the fort and Battery Bigelow. A strangely beautiful sight.\nWebsiteHistoric Guide\nRuins of Fort Dade\nPrice: You'll have to take a ferry from Fort De Soto to Egmont Key — park entry at Fort De Soto is $5, while the ferry is $25 per adult. Snorkeling gear rentals can be added on for $15.\nAddress: Start at Fort De Soto State Park, boarding the ferry there — 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, FLRanger Station Coordinates: N 27 36. 032 W 82 45. 623Lighthouse Coordinates: N 27 36. 047 W 82 45. 634\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll find ruins crumbling in the sea you can climb on, partially intact structures with corridors, steps, and platforms, and even an old abandoned lighthouse. There's a little bit of everything at Egmont Key.\n View this post on Instagram Taking it all in at #egmontkey #fortdade #nofilter I could sit there for hours #beachbum 🐠🐟🐬🌴🌴 A post shared by Stephanie (@oba_steph) on Apr 26, 2014 at 2:03pm PDT\n\nWebsite\nStiltsville\nPrice: Donations accepted.\nAddress: One mile south of Cape Florida, you'll have to rent a boat or take a boat tour to get here.\nWhy You Need To Go: You'll need a permit to visit this beauty. Considered one of Florida's best-kept secrets, Stiltsville stands abandoned in the middle of the ocean. It used to be a residence for rum runners and a place for debauchery, now it's a hot spot for photographers and private events. A lot of mystery still surrounds this location.\n View this post on Instagram ☀️ Beautiful days like these 💙 In my Element 🐠 #stiltsville 💦 #miami #boating • • • • #travel #photography #ocean #summer #memories A post shared by Tིｉｆｆａｎyི (@tiffanypedraz_) on Aug 10, 2019 at 9:30am PDT\n\nWebsite\nCape Romano Dome Homes\nPrice: FREE\nAddress: 1527 Buccaneer Ct, Marco Island, FL; you can see them from the shore, but if you want to see them up close, you'll need a boat.\nWhy You Need To Go: These domes used to be an enchanting single vacation home, now they're crumbling into the sea in the most breathtaking display of abandonment as they desperately try to stay standing together. \n View this post on Instagram #MarcoIslandFlorida is home to the curious dome houses at Cape Romano. What do you think of this unique tourist attraction? Photo: @jennasmt A post shared by Naples Residences (@naples.residences) on Nov 25, 2019 at 1:00pm PST\n\nWebsite\nRuins of Ft. Jefferson at Dry Tortugas\nPrice: $15 entrance fee, you can also camp here for an additional fee.\nAddress: You'll need to have a boat, take a ferry or seaplane to make it to this secluded spot out in the middle of the sea down by the Florida Keys.\nWhy You Need To Go: Surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters, this brick fort offers a striking stark contrast of color against the waves. You'll also get amazing views that are surprisingly perfect for summer photos in and outside of the abandoned military fort.\nWebsite\nRuins of Nike Missile Testing Sites at Dagny Key\nPrice: $2.50 per person, just drop your payment in the honor box.\nAddress: County Road 905, Mile Marker 106 Key Largo, FL The abandoned Nike Missile Site's home base coordinates can be found here, while the abandoned HM-40 launch site can be found here.\nWhy You Need To Go: Wander through the jungles of Key Largo and hunt for abandoned buildings that are a part of Florida's forgotten past. From wooden structures to abandoned missile sites, there's so much to explore with bonus stunning nature views.\n\n \n \n \n \n \n alisonsailer | Instagram\n \n \n \nWebsite\nWe're ready to put on our hats, fill up our satchels & whip our way through these awesome hidden ruins scattered throughout the Sunshine State — here's to adventure!\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.