Famous landmarks in Florida include the Kennedy Space Center, Everglades National Park, Walt Disney World Resort and the Florida Keys. Other well-known sites are Miami, Discovery Cove and West Palm Beach. The state of Florida is located on the southeastern coast of the United States.
Walt Disney World Resort first opened October 1, 1971, near Orlando in Central Florida. The park originally consisted of the Magic Kingdom, a monorail, a campground and two hotels. About 11 years later, Epcot Center opened. The resort would go on to add additional parks, such as Disney's Hollywood Studios.
The Kennedy Space Center opened in 1962 as part of the moon landing program. The center is located on Merritt Island, near Cape Canaveral. Visitors to the Kennedy Space Center can view displays pertaining to the history and the future of the space program.
Due to its location, Florida has many beaches, including Daytona, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Visitors can spend time in the stylish beach communities found along the coast. Everglades National Park is located in the southern region of the state and Dry Tortugas National Park is located on an island off its coast. Farther south are the Florida Keys and Key West, which is the southernmost part of the U.S.