Ahoy Explorers and Welcome to beautiful Port Canaveral, Florida! In 1513 Juan Ponce de León landed on what he believed was an island. He was so impressed by the land he named it La Florida because of its flowers and beauty. At the posted coordinates you will find The Exploration Tower which was dedicated on November 4, 2013. This specific date was chosen as it marked the 60th anniversary of the original port dedication and also the 500th year anniversary of Ponce de León landing in Florida!
The Exploration Tower is a stunning architectural landmark with educational and interactive exhibits inside. There is no fee required for this cache, unless you decide to enter The Exploration Tower.
To get credit for this cache:
This is a virtual geocache and being so there is no physical container to find. To claim your smiley post a picture of your GPS device/Smartphone/Caching item OR a picture of yourself (face not required) with the iconic Exploration Tower in the background. Not a requirement but if you feel so inclined for the picture, we'd love to see your Ponce de León or explorer pose.
Posted as a request from Groundspeak:
Virtual Reward - 2017/2018
This Virtual Cache is part of a limited release of Virtuals created between August 24, 2017 and August 24, 2018. Only 4,000 cache owners were given the opportunity to hide a Virtual Cache. Learn more about Virtual Rewards on the Geocaching Blog.