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Adventure Spots In Florida That Show You The State's Wild Side

Florida is an ideal spot for beach bums and ocean lovers who are all about that beach life, but the Sunshine State caters just as much to the opposite side of the spectrum, too. Thrill-seekers can scream themselves hoarse on dazzling rides you can’t experience anywhere else. But there’s an even wilder side to Florida that you can check out if you dare. Don your hat and grab your whip and set out on a daring adventure to these spots in Florida!

Indiana Jones himself would have a heck of a time at some of these Florida experiences, and while there may not be any crystal skulls to be found, you’ll still have an amazing time.

If you’re needing a break from the wait times, twists, and turns of Florida’s rollercoaster scene, you can still get the adrenaline pumping at these awesome spots.

From driving actual military tanks to swimming with gators and exploring sunken ruins, these Florida excursions will make you feel like a total daredevil. But it’s always more fun to adventure with your besties, so gather the gang and tackle the journey together!

Take a walk on Florida’s wilder side and add these awesome spots to your bucket list.

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Tank America

Price: Packages begin at $349

Address: 9150 Ellis Rd., Melbourne, FL

Why You Need To Go: You may never feel more patriotic than rolling around in an authentic military tank through the mud, crushing cars, and even trying your hand at some tactical laser tag after.

Underwater Gator Tours

Price: $250

Address: 35601 SW 192nd Ave., Homestead, FL

Why You Need To Go: Jump on in, the water’s fine! That’s what the alligators you’ll be swimming with probably think, anyway. Don’t worry, there’s a protective net barrier between you and the modern dinos at this underwater gator tour.

Snorkeling at Dry Tortugas

Price: $180

Address: Ferry Terminal 100 Grinnell St., Key West, FL

Why You Need To Go: Hop aboard this ferry to explore the ancient remains of Fort Jefferson, where you can snorkel the third largest reef system in the world, and several underwater ruins of ships, too.

Volcano Bay

Price: $80


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Why You Need To Go: Thrill-seeking and beach bumming collide at this tropical island getaway where you can experience Florida’s one and only volcano. While this volcano only erupts tons of fun, it’s many different water rides are still totally scream-worthy.

CPonies Horseback Swimming

Price: Packages range from $140 to $165

Address: Servicing Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, and the Tampa Bay area

Why You Need To Go: No, that’s not an Irish kelpie in the water, but it is a swimming horse. CPonies lets you take to the water via horseback while your steed cruises through the waves and takes you along for a magical ride.

Screamin’ Gator Zipline

Price: $69.99

Address: 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail., Orlando, FL

Why You Need To Go: How much more terrifying can a sky-high ride get if you throw hungry alligators underneath it? You can find out exactly just how much when you check out the Screamin’ Gator Zipline at Gatorland.

We 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 and obey any local laws.

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