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Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« on: September 26, 2011, 03:02:45 AM »
Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour



Think you know and have seen it all in Downtown Jacksonville?  A new walking tour promises to introduce you to a side of downtown most don't know exist, by way of access into restricted underground tunnels, a silent movie shot on Forsyth Street featuring Oliver Hardy, and streetcars and a roof deck stop on top of the Florida Theatre.

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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 03:36:48 AM »
That looks like fun. Can't wait to do it.

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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 07:10:47 AM »
Sounds cool.  But why not on a Saturday morning?  Tuesday would be hard for a lot of people to make.

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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 09:18:43 AM »
Yeah, my thoughts actually. Would love to take the wife, but Tuesday morning is a real tough time for the working folk.

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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 09:25:35 AM »
Agree with everyone above.  Sounds awesome, but the Tuesday time makes this almost impossible to do. 
So I said to him: Arthur, Artie come on, why does the salesman have to die? Change the title; The life of a salesman. That's what people want to see.

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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 09:35:20 AM »
I agree.  Tuesday seems a bit difficult for most potential customers.
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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 10:08:53 AM »
Tuesday?  But of course darlings if this were done on the weekend every building, storefront and kiosk in downtown is locked down and empty.

I think we need a "trolley" to do a trolley tour of the Jacksonville Traction System. I'm your huckleberry for that one.


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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 10:11:11 AM »
Good point, Ock, about the challenges of having these tours on the weekend.  Would it be easier to have these tours on Fridays?  Just wondering...
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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 10:41:27 AM »
that guy has to be hot in that jacket. 

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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 10:46:00 AM »
Saturday would be a "ghost town" tour.

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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2011, 11:06:23 AM »
Saturday would be a "ghost town" tour.

LOL!
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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2011, 11:58:13 AM »
it is pretty impressive how much of a tour you can get by walking just a few blocks up laura street when you really think about it.  and that jacket really should help them drum up business, but he needs the hat too.

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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2011, 12:15:05 PM »
Does the money made on the tours go into a fund of any kind? I'd suggest putting the money into a fund that can be used to revitalize the buildings that need it most. The Laura st Trio comes to mind.

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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2011, 12:20:17 PM »
You are correct realizing the buildings and special access locations are only open on week days during regular business hours, hence the Tuesday morning tour. In the future, we are working on the special access (e.g. tunnels) for certain Saturdays.

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Re: Jacksonville Top to Bottom Walking Tour
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2011, 01:13:17 PM »
Perhaps we could offer a canoe adventure under Union Station. LOL!

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