Port Orange, Florida: Ruins of Bongoland

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL
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.
Daily 8 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Free, donations.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Bongoland rotting dinosaur.

Ruins of Bongoland

Crumbling home-built dinosaurs are all that remain of an attraction named after a baboon.

Roadsideamerica.com Report...

Visitor Tips and News About Ruins of Bongoland

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Ruins of Bongoland

If you appreciate gardens, this place is quite wonderful! The dinosaurs are an added bonus. They have weddings here, apparently, too. Many paths -- wear walking shoes. They have two donation boxes -- a red one at the entrance and one near the restrooms.

[Randy Hoopes, 03/19/2021]


Ruins of Bongoland

Beautiful gardens are an added bonus to these roadside attraction relics.

[Lindsey, 05/29/2019]
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]


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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Drive-in Christian ChurchDrive-in Christian Church, Daytona Beach, FL - 2 mi.
Hotel Viking and LongshipHotel Viking and Longship, Daytona Beach, FL - 4 mi.
Tiki Head With Red Glowing EyesTiki Head With Red Glowing Eyes, Daytona Beach, FL - 4 mi.
In the region:
The Molecular Dog, Winter Park, FL - 43 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create and Save Your Own Crazy Road Trip! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Florida Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Nutcrackers of Luverne, Luverne, Minnesota (Nov 28-Dec 4, 2022)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings