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A day out in Titusville
American Police Hall of Fame and Museum is situated in Titusville on Florida' s Atlantic coast. If you have ever been to see a rocket launch, you may well have been to Titusville since there is an ideal viewing site on Titusville Beach.
Here you will see 7000 names carved in to marble; this is to honour the police personnel that have died while in the line of duty. You will find this in The Rotunda area.
Here they show you how criminals can carve a knife out of dental puyyt and rather improbably a gun out of a push bike spokes.
They also tell you how to gather evidence at a crime scene and there is also a shooting range (I must confess that I have a problem with that)
All in all there are 10000 exhibits to view at this museum including an impressive array of police badges.
You can also take a helicopter ride at extra cost. This is a great way to really see an area and is on our to do list for next time.
This museum is open from 12 noon to 8 p. m. tuesday to friday and 12 noon to 6. p. m. at the weekends. Entrance costs £12 per person.
American Police Hall of Fame and Museum
6350 Horizon Drive
Tel 321 264 0911
F. I. T Botanical Gardennique displays tropical foliage including palms and ferns. This is viewed from a mile long walking trail that includes The Little Red School House that was built in 1883.
I always find school houses in Florida to be absolutely fascinating and in great contrast to schools of the same era in the U. K.
The soil here is exceptionally rich making it a perfect base for the lush planting. There are now over 2000 plants here some of them so rare you are unlikely to have come across them before
All this verdant planting is a perfect host to a multitude of wild life including raccoons, birds of prey, frogs, turtles and of course the odd snake.
They are currently extending the walking trail which will lead to the expansion that will make these gardens the best of their kind in the U. S. A
F. I. T. Botanical Gardenique is open from dawn to dusk and is situted on the out skirts of The Florida Institute of Technology.
Take a camera to capture all these never to be seen again rare plants. The best souvenir of your visit.
Tel 321 624 8962
You might well think of working one of these outings into your day if you are attending a launch.
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