STATEHOOD: 1845; 27th state
ATTRACTIONS: Everglades, Florida Keys, Kennedy Space Center
FUN FACT: Lightning strikes Florida an average of 1.45 million times a year.
The Florida Keys are a destination for fishing, boating and scuba diving.
Photograph by cristianl, iStock Photo
Coastal mangroves are protected in the Everglades National Park on the southern tip of Florida.
Photograph by sumos, iStock Photo
Airboats are a popular way to navigate Everglades National Park.
Photograph by Pgiam, iStock Photo
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Photos: maogg, iStockphoto (quarter); visual7, iStockphoto (flag); Alterfalter, Dreamstime (orange blossom); DenGuy, iStockphoto (Florida panther); Steve Byland, Dreamstime (mockingbird)
Keep exploring the states!