Walt Disney World opened for business near Orlando in October 1971.
The crowds that have since made it the world's most popular tourist attraction have driven tremendous development in Central Florida and created a network of new highways to handle the traffic.
On a historic note, there were quite a few smaller attractions in Florida that were here before Disney.
Here are some of them that have survived and still entertain visitors in more quiet regions of Central Florida.
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Steinhatchee River Inn is located in the small fishing village of the same name.
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Steinhatchee Florida is a quaint little Old Florida fishing village at the end of the road about 1.5 hours by car west of Gainesville.
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Florida scalloping is enjoyed by thousands of Floridians and tourists each year. The season typically runs from the end of June to late September.