Port Orange, Florida: Ruins of Bongoland

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Address:
950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL
Directions:
I-95 exit 260A. East on Beville Rd (Hwy 400) about three miles, then south on Nova Rd about three miles. East on Herbert St, then bear left onto Old Sugar Mill Rd. Parking lot on the right.
Hours:
Daily 8am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
386-767-1735
Admission:
Free, donations.
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Bongoland rotting dinosaur.

Ruins of Bongoland
Crumbling home-built dinosaurs are all that remain of an attraction named after a baboon. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Ruins of Bongoland at Sugar Mill Gardens

The sheer silliness of the dinosaur statues is a major plus, but this site's history as the location of an early theme park should be a roadsider's true draw. It's a lovely location, with natural wonders such as the giant Confederate Oak (so named because soldiers allegedly took refuge in its enormous branches) and several themed gardens.

The sugar mill itself has recently received a wooden walkway and a metal roof, allowing visitors to walk inside the mill and read about the history of sugar production in Florida.

Other signs explain the history of Bongoland and other local lore. If you're in the Daytona area, this is very much worth a stop for some kitsch, beauty, and history in one fell swoop. Plus, it's free!

[Prof. .a., 12/28/2015]

Triceratops.

Ruins of Bongoland

Beautiful flora and foliage hiding the remains of a dinosaur theme park and sugar mill. Worth a stop from a long trip to experience.

[Louie Louie, 04/23/2015]

Bongoland.

Ruins of Bongoland

Bongoland is a great stop, especially to let the little ones run around. But don't forget the bug spray. [Reagan, 01/02/2015]
Bongoland

I phoned, as suggested, but didn't get a call back. The botanical garden where the five "prehistoric monsters" are located seems to be open regularly. Later on the same day I went to a related commercial attraction, Dinosaur World -- compare and contrast!

[Rob, 05/24/2013]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Drive-in Christian ChurchDrive-in Christian Church, Daytona Beach, FL - 2 mi.
Biker Bar with Serial Killer CustomerBiker Bar with Serial Killer Customer, Port Orange, FL - 3 mi.
Hotel Viking and LongshipHotel Viking and Longship, Daytona Beach, FL - 4 mi.
In the region:
Turtle Mound - Pile o' Shells, New Smyrna Beach, FL - 18 mi.

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