Tropical Panorama

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Tropical Panorama

Tropical Panorama was a small, eight acre tourist attraction located off of Biscayne Boulevard (US 1) at 185th Street in North Miami. Like many small Florida roadside attractions of the 1940's and 50's, it offered the requisite bird show, trained porpoises, caged monkeys, and alligator wrestling, all set in a tropically landscaped "gardens". It also featured "Elsie the sea cow," a manatee, "and her new-born baby, first calf ever born in captivity".

In early 1956 George A. Hamid bought Tropical Panorama and turned it into Aquafair.

Note: the attractions profiled on this site are no longer in business.

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