Monument of The States
Before the theme parks central Florida had the "Monument of States", a monolith built of rock and concrete in celebration of the USA.
The monument was the brainchild of Dr. Charles Bressler-Pettis, a local tourist booster who wanted to show the solidarity of the states after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Construction began in 1942 and continued over the years. While the theme parks drew attention away from the monument, it was refurbished in 2001. A local park has grown around the monument and attracts both locals and tourists alike.
All 50 states as well as several foreign countries are part of the monument and surrounding walkways. It is well worth a side trip if visiting the Orlando area.