New Fishing Exhibit Hopes To Lure Visitors

A new fishing exhibit has opened at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee.


If you like to fish, a new exhibit might lure you to Florida's Museum of History.

The exhibit explains how Florida became such a popular fishing destination for both visitors and residents.

It includes artwork, historic images, trophies, fish mounts and even a virtual fishing experience.

It's all to help tell the tale of sport fishing in the Sunshine State.

"It covers the history of sport fishing in Florida which really began about the late 1800s," said museum curator Lisa Dunbar. "It talks about how it began, how word spread about Florida fishing and how it grew," she said.

In 2011, more than 3 million people went fishing in Florida.

The state is the number one fishing destination in the country.

Admission to the exhibit is free.

It runs through August 26th.

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