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Panama City Beach Memories

Do you remember the good old days of Panama City Beach? A lot has changed since then but the same beautiful beach, warm weather, and great fun bring generations of families back each year. In case you don’t know what Panama City Beach used to look like, Visit Panama City Beach collected some great memories. 

Visit Panama City Beach said, “One of the first places in Panama City Beach to capture the attention of America's youth was dubbed "The Hangout." Really just a wooden dance hall and concessions center, The Hangout was such an important part of the social scene in the late 50's and early 60's that a group calling themselves "The Beach Bummers" still meet to commemorate those great time. Many of those teenagers now find themselves well into their golden years, but they still know how to have a good time, and it proves that happy memories made on the beach really do last a lifetime.” Laketown Wharf is near where The Hangout used to be.  

Some people that have been visiting Panama City Beach since the 80s may remember one of the first “high rises.” “The Top O' the Strip observation tower - a space needle lookalike that towered 200 feet into the sky and gave tourists a bird's eye view of the beach. Located near the County Pier and the original Miracle Strip Amusement Park, the tower had to be torn down after Hurricane Opal damaged it in 1995.” 

For more memories of Panama City Beach, go to VisitPanamaCityBeach.com

Thursday, July 31, 2014