The Flamingo Lodge: Florida’s Mission 66

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August 13, 2020

To find Flamingo using Google Maps, drop a locator pin where the beach meets Florida Bay. Follow the driving directions from Homestead, then fork off U.S. Hwy.1 and cut though 38-miles of palmetto scrub, traveling southwest until the road dead ends at two pink buildings connected by a catwalk. Visitors might be confused. The building isn’t impressive; but as one of ten test cases to transform the NPS, it’s monumental.

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