Florida Attractions

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Florida is one of top tourist destination in the world and has many unique attractions. Florida cities such as St Augustine, Key West, and Orlando have more attractions than most states.

Key West

Attractions in Key West range from famous bars and restaurant like Sloppy Joes and Turtle Krawl to the Key West Aquarium and the Ernest Hemingway estate.

You can see most of the attractions in Key West by walking around the main area of Duval Street. Other options are to rent an electric powered car that will take on you a tour with GPS or take the Old Town Trolley.

The Old Town Trolley makes 12 stops around Key West and you can get on and off as often as you like.

Mel Fisher Museum
A must attraction in Key West is the Mel Fisher Museum where you can see and touch the treasure from the Atocha.

St Augustine

St Augustine is the oldest city in America, the entire city is an attraction. Castillo De San Marcos - the fort in St Augustine is a national monument and Flagler College occupies the original Ponce De Leon Hotel built by Henry Flagler in 1888.

 

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Lowry Zoo

Hillsborough County

Tampa

Rated the # 1 Zoo in America by both Parents magazine and Child magazine, Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa offers year round activities for kids, families, and adults. 

With more than 1,500 animals on 56 acres, Lowry Zoo has created natural habitats throughout the park for visitors of all ages to enjoy and get up close to animals from around the world.

The Zoo offers water play areas, rides, and opportunities to feed animals.  The close encounter feedings take place Lorikeet Landing, Bushland Budgies and Stingray Bay.

Miami Science Museum

Miami

The Miami Science Museum provides interactive science education with a Planetarium, Wildlife Center, Movie Theater, and Youth Programs.

Visit the Miami Science Museum for the day or become a member and get free admission.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Miami

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark located in the heart of Miami on the shores of Biscayne Bay.  Once the winter home of James Deering, a wealthy industrialist, Vizcaya is now a museum open to the public and available for private parties and weddings.

Miami Zoo

Miami

Miami Metrozoo located in southwest Miami has a great selection of animals in natural habitat settings that are cageless. The Miami zoo’s large number of subtropical animals are from Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas.  Their habitats simulate the natural environment they originate from.

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida is the only place on earth where you can experience a Space Shuttle Launch, which is amazing. But there is so much more.

Stand next to a Titan Rocket, experience s shuttle launch in the shuttle launch simulator, watch an IMAX movie and see the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Space Shuttle Launch

Witnessing a space shuttle launch is a once in a lifetime experience. Many Florida residents can see the shuttle blast up into the clouds from as far away as Orlando to the west, Daytona to the north, and Stuart to the south.

Being at Kennedy Space Center for a launch is dramatically different experience.

Marasco Ranch

Palm City

On the west side of Palm City, Marasco Ranch is a place to ride horses, have a birthday party, kayak on a lake and spend time with a variety of friendly animals.

A family run farm, Marasco Ranch is a fun place for kids of all ages.

Hemingway House

Key West

Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West for 10 years. He spent his time writing, fishing, drinking at Sloppy Joes, and enjoying the island atmosphere of Key West. 

The Hemingway House is the house that Ernest Hemingway lived in and today it is an attraction and museum you can visit in Key West.

Alligator Farm

St Augustine

You’ll come face to face with alligators and crocodiles from around the world at the St Augustine Alligator Farm.  Opened in 1893, this historic landmark is one of the oldest zoos in the USA.

Old Town Trolley Tours

Key West

The Key West Old Town Trolley takes you on a 90 minute tour of historic Key West. On the tour you see 100 points of interest around the historic town of Key West.

Mel Fisher Museum

Key West

Today is the Day - that was the mantra of Mel Fisher who discovered the Spanish Galleon Atocha loaded with treasure just 30 miles from Key West. Today you can see and touch the treasure first hand at the Mel Fisher Museum in Key West.

Key West Aquarium

Key West

See barracuda, tarpon, snapper, grouper and other Florida Keys native fish at the Key West Aquarium. There are indoor tanks with tropical fish and outdoor pens with sharks, turtles, and other large fish.

The Bat House

Gainesville

Visit the Bat House at dusk on the campus of the University of Florida and you can see upwards of 100,000 bats exit the bat house in a beautiful steady stream resembling a flying rainbow.