Jupiter, Florida

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  What comes to mind when you think of traveling to Jupiter, Florida? Probably beaches! Located on Florida's Treasure Coast, Jupiter offers a year-round temperate climate, breathtaking scenery,  and many outdoor recreation opportunities.

 Visitors can spend the day  shopping in nearby Palm Beach or trek through the swamps for a day of bird watching and up-close and  personal turtle and alligator sightings. Located in Palm Beach County,  Florida, Jupiter was originally incorporated in 1925. The town's unique  name is the result of a big misunderstanding. Originally named after the Hobe Indian tribe, an early mapmaker mistook the Spanish spelling of  Jobe for Jove.? Future mapmakers compounded the mistake,  understanding Jove to be the Latin version of Jupiter, the Roman god of  sun light, weather, and the sky, and the name Jupiter stuck.
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  Today Jupiter is generally known for its most notable landmark, the Jupiter  Inlet Lighthouse, originally built in 1860. Made of brick painted a  striking red, the lighthouse is frequently used as the symbol of  Jupiter. In addition to its popular lighthouse, Jupiter is also known as home to spring training facilities for the Miami Marlins and St. Louis  Cardinals. Sporting events are also frequently held at the Palm Beach  International Raceway. The town is also the site of the Burt Reynolds  and friends Museum, which houses the Florida Film and Theater Institute, and offers tours of hundreds of Burt Reynolds artifacts and  memorabilia.

  What tourists and locals alike value most about Jupiter, Florida is its  outdoor recreation opportunities. Bicycling, fishing, kayaking, and  surfing all entice residents and visitors to the area's beaches and  state parks. Blowing Rocks Preserve, located along the Hobe Sound,  features limestone beach side formations that often spout saltwater  geysers as waves hit the beach. Rare local flora also abounds at this  passive preserve. Canoe and kayaking adventures can be undertaken from  Canoe Outfitters of Florida, located in Riverbend Park, which offers  one-way canoe rentals down the scenic Loxahatchee River with return  transportation. Outdoor enthusiasts can also set out from the Jupiter  Outdoor Center, which offers bicycling, kayaking, and birding  adventures. Another treat is a visit to the Marinelife Center of Juno  Beach, which boasts one of the world's most active sea turtle nesting  sites. The Center offers education and aquarium exhibits open to the  public as part of its mission to research and rehabilitated protected  and endangered sea turtle species.



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