Historic Markers Across Florida



Bongoland



Marker ID:  
Location: 950 Old Sugar Mill Road, Port Orange, FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 8.511    W 081° 0.431
  29.14185    -81.00718333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
 



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Bongoland



Several attempts were made to operate Dunlawton Plantation as a tourist attraction in the the 1950's Dr. Perry Sperber leased the premises from J. Saxon Lloyd for a park to display prehistoric monsters and had a number of replicas, molded in concrete on wire frames constructed. The park was called "Bongoland" in honor of a large baboon housed on the grounds an Indian village was also reproduced and a small train carried visitors around. But the day of the theme parks had not yet come and Bongoland was closed for lack of public interest. Identification of the animals that roamed the world millions of years ago has been furnished by the Volusia Anthropological Society.

Erected 1990 - Brandon Masonic Lodge.