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Jackson County Florida is known for its southern hospitality, located in Northwest Florida approximately one hour west of Tallahassee and one hour north of Panama City. Eleven municipalities call Jackson home with Marianna the county seat. This gorgeous area host an array of antebellum homes, surrounded by canopy oak trees, and miles of meandering waterways. Unspoiled and largely undisturbed, Jackson County, Florida's pristine natural wonders and towns steeped with history are known to only a few. Experience a relaxed lifestyle and a quality of life available in only a very few places. The Chipola River, Spring Creek, Lake Seminole, Merritt's Mill Pond are secret honey spots for paddling, fishing and boating. Tour the streets of Marianna either self guided or with a tour to hear heritage and history from the Battle of Marianna, Spanish missionaries and explorers traveled . Begin your journey at the iconic historic Russ House home to the visitors center open to the public for free tours and more information on Jackson County. It will change your way of life.

Amenities:
  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Parking, Restrooms
  • Average Visit Time:
  • Less than 1 hour,
  • Business Type:
  • Chambers & Visitors Bureaus, Event Planning, Welcome Centers

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Chipola FeatherFest

April 24, 2015
Chipola Feather Fest offers an opportunity to view an exciting number of birds unique to Jackson County and surrounding area. A variety of field trips are planned for three mornings at various hot spots in the area. Lunch at food trucks and then afternoon workshops at Chipola College and evening guest speakers and entertainment. Mark your calendar for the three day event April 24-26, 2015. Enjoy the beautiful Florida Panhandle, home to the world's largest population of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. There are many other sought after birds, animals and plants in the area such as Bachman's Sparrow, Swallow-tailed Kite, Mississippi Kite, ...Read More>> wainson's Warbler, Least Bittern, Purple Gallinule, Gopher Tortoise, Fox Squirrel, American Alligator, and endangered pitcher plants. Chipola Feather Fest is sponsored by The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail's and TDC. List below is the field trips: Friday, April 24, 2015 6:45 AM - 12:30 PM Apalachicola National Forest (Field Trip) ($25) Field Trip Leader: Greg Schrott 6:45 AM - 12:00 PM Sam Atkins Park & Blountstown Greenway (Field Trip) ($15) 6:45 AM - 12:00 PM Wings Over Florida: Apalachee WMA (Field Trip) ($15) Speakers: Andy Wraithmell 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Florida Caverns State Park (Field Trip) ($15) Saturday, April 25, 2015 6:45 AM - 12:00 PM eBirding at Apalachee WMA (Field Trip) ($15) Speakers: Andy Wraithmell 6:45 AM - 12:00 PM Lake Seminole Hotspots (Field Trip) ($15) Field Trip Leader: Greg Schrott 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Falling Waters State Park (Field Trip) ($25) 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Florida Caverns State Park (Field Trip) ($15) Sunday, April 26, 2015 6:45 AM - 12:00 PM Chipola River Greenway: Hinson Conservation Area (Field Trip) ($15) 6:45 AM - 12:00 PM Natural History of Apalachee WMA (Field Trip) ($15) Field Trip Leader: Greg Schrott 6:45 AM - 12:00 PM Upper Chipola River WMA: Bellamy Bridge Trail (Field Trip) ($25) Speakers: Andy Wraithmel For detailed information on each field trip go to http://www.cvent.com/events/chipola-feather-fest/event-summary-f445d651f0414a8f9f84f0858b2a2273.aspx Read Less
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Marianna Municipal Airport Fly-in

May 16, 2015
The 4th annual Marianna Municipal Airport Fly-in has a day full of aircraft, demonstrations, fly overs, helicopter rides in HUEY and COBRAs, FAA Young Eagles rides, Chipola remote control aircraft, vendors. The entire day is filled with static displays of warbirds including Lockheed-12, the aircraft in the movie Amelia, Beechcraft, AT-6s and more. This year we are expanding in to military helicopter rides in HUEYs and COBRAs, The rides include a charge. A Graham Air Base reunion is scheduled for all former employees, and employee related, pilots Friday night, May 15 is scheduled a FAA accreditation Safety Seminar from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm at Citi ...Read More>> ens Lodge. For more information contact the tourism at 850-482-8061. Read Less

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