In White Springs, a town situated just across the Suwannee River from Columbia County, visitors can see a piece of Florida history. Roughly a 10-minute drive east of I-75, the White Sulphur Springs Springhouse was one of Florida’s original tourist destinations, popular at the turn of the 20th century. Based on a belief that the spring water had healing qualities— a legend that dates back to native tribes that inhabited the area before the arrival of Spanish explorers in the 16th century—many travelers came here hoping to cure their ailments. The Springhouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. While visiting the springhouse, take a stroll down the shaded sidewalks through the historic town of White Springs. Visit local shops and grab a bite to eat, while taking in the quaint charms of this historic town.