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1944 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Located just east of the
Intracoastal Waterway, this family entertainment center features go-karts, laser
tag, bumper boats, mini-golf, batting cages, video arcade and multiple snack
bars. Waterpark features a new 18,000 sq. ft. wavepool, eleven waterslides,
65-foot pirates play village and lazy river.
Alexander Brest Museum
Located on the campus of
Jacksonville University, this fine arts museum specializes in Steuben glass, B &
G porcelains and 18th through 20th century cloisonnÃ©. It also includes a
fabulous collection of ivory.
American Lighthouse and
An intimate museum offering the
history of lighthouses. It includes paintings, authentic scale models of
lighthouses, rare photos, architectural drawing, lighthouse artifacts and
Take you and your friends on a
one of a kind tour of the Florida First Coast waterways. Enjoy the relaxed
atmosphere of a real, old-time paddle boat ride down the beautiful St. Johns
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour
111 Busch Drive
Come see the Budweiser brewing
process in the open-air gallery overlooking the floor of our new Brew Hall.
You'll enjoy an excellent look at the brewing process and marvel at our
high-speed packaging operations. Guests 21 and over can enjoy complimentary
tasting of Anheuser-Busch beers. Hourly guided and self-guided tours are
Contemporary Art Gallery In
1827 N. Pearl Street
Cummer Museum of Art and
829 Riverside Drive
904.356.6857 ext 241
A fine art museum with an
interactive teaching gallery situated on the St. Johns River. Collection covers
western art from 2,000 BC to the present. The 12 galleries are arranged in
chronological order, featuring great European and American works. The Wark
Collection of Early Meissen porcelain is unique. The Italian garden is modeled
after the gardens of Villa Gamberaia in Florence, Italy. English gardens on the
St. Johns River are also a favorite place for a stroll.
The Museum and its award-winning
education center, Art Connections occupy adjacent buildings overlooking
the three acres of the Cummer Gardens. The museum campus is situated on the
banks of the St. Johns River.
13 miles east of Jacksonville
Daily 9-5. Donation.
The Fort Caroline National
Memorial was created to memorialize the Sixteenth Century French effort to
establish a permanent colony in Florida. A one-mile trail helps explain the
Friendship Park and Fountain
Situated at the west end of the
South bank Riverwalk and adjacent to the Museum of Science and History is
Friendship Fountain. Dedicated in 1965, it is one of the largest self-contained
fountains built, pumping 3,500 - 6,500 gallons of water per minute to a height
of 100 feet, with 265 lights molding the water into a sparkling mist.
The Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Drive
Riverfront marketplace featuring
retail shops, restaurants and regularly scheduled live entertainment in the
courtyard. CVB Visitor Center is located at the main entrance.
Jacksonville Maritime Museum
1015 Museum Circle
Mon.-Fri. 10:30-3:00. Sat.,
Sun. 1-5. Free Admission.
Scale model ships, paintings,
and photographs emphasize the importance of the St. Johns River and the Port of
Jacksonville Museum of
701 Fisk Street
Contemporary museum with a
permanent collection presenting modern and contemporary exhibitions, special
events and educational programs for adults and children. Permanent collection
includes art by Louise Nevelson, a sculpture garden and pre-Columbian art.
accommodates up to 149
Travel to the Jacksonville Zoo
for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Open a whole world of
opportunities, encounter wildlife wonders and interactive experiences.
8605 Zoo Parkway - Jacksonville,
8605 Zoo Parkway
Birds of the Rift Valley
exhibit, dozens of exotic animals in the Plains of East Africa. a new Reptile
House, Elephant swimming pool and the Great Apes of the World. Ride the expanded
train route. Enjoy lunch at the Zambezi River Restaurant or a cool drink at
Kikuyu Kooler and finish the day with a shopping stop at Mombasa Import-Export,
101 W. First Street
Tues.-Sat. 10-1. Childrenâ€™s
area: Wed. and Sat. 10-1.
Museum Admission free. Small
charge for childrenâ€™s area.
Displays rotate and include
letters written by figures of history, documents such as constitutions and
treaties, and other significant historic documents.
The existing lighthouse was
completed and opened on January 1, 1859. It was preceded by two other
lighthouses that were damaged by tides and weather. During the Civil War, the
lighthouse saw enemy action but remained on duty. Union gunboats used the beacon
light as a navigational aid as they attempted to lay siege upon Jacksonville.
The lighthouse was abandoned in 1929, when a bigger and better lightship took
its place. In 1976, the lighthouse was officially listed on the National
Register of Historic Places.
time via music, from the Age of Enlightenment to the Romantic and Neoclassical
periods, up until the Industrial Age and beyond at the Karpeles Music
Manuscript Exhibit. Admire original manuscripts penned by master composers.
Among the works on display are: Handelâ€™s â€˜Messiah,â€™ written in the hand of his
protÃ©gÃ© Ludwig Van Beethoven; â€˜The Marriage of Figaro,â€™ penned by Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart; â€˜The Rite of Springâ€™ by Igor Stravinski; Pucciniâ€™s â€˜Madame
Butterflyâ€™ and Bachâ€™s â€˜St. Matthew Passion,â€™ written in the hand of Felix
Mendelssohn, who not only edited the work, but conducted it in 1929.
Museum of Science and History
1025 Museum Circle
Mon.-Fri. 10-5 Sat. 10-6. Sun.
Galleries offer a variety of
exhibits, including "Atlantic Tales: Whales, Dolphins and Manatees of Northeast
Florida," the story of the majestic but threatened marine mammals that inhabit
the waters of Florida's First Coast. The newest exhibit, "Currents of Time: A
History of Jacksonville and Northeast Florida," explores the rich human drama of
the region through unique artifacts, period furnishings and costumes,
architectural facades, and rare photographs and documents.
Museum of Southern History
4304 Herschel St.
A locally operated museum
dedicated to preserving the lifestyle and culture of the Ante-bellum south
through a variety of displays and artifacts.
Naval Station Mayport
Naval Station Mayport is the
third largest naval station in the continental U.S. Mayport was commissioned in
1942, and was first used by patrol craft, rescue boats and Jeep carriers.
Private tours of the base, its cruisers, destroyers, carriers and frigates can
be arranged. Mayport is home to more that 13,000 active duty military and the
aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy.
Pablo Historical Park
Enjoy guided tours of historic
buildings and the Beaches' railway beginnings in San Pablo (which became
Jacksonville Beach in 1925). The museum features a collection of artifacts and
photographs. On the grounds, see two Henry Flagler structures, Florida East
Coast Railway track and a marker honoring aviation pioneer Jimmy Doolittle's
record-setting flight from then San Pablo Beach to San Diego.
Riverwalks: Southbank and
The northbank is anchored by the
Jacksonville Landing and the riverfront and features historic street lamps,
benches, docking facilities and two Victorian style gazebos. The southbank
contains Friendship Fountain, restaurants and a marina. The boardwalk is also an
ideal place to take photographs of Jacksonville's downtown skyline and bridges
or catch a water taxi ride.
Ecological and Historic Preserve
Visitor Center at Junction of
Monument and Fort Caroline Roads
9-5 Daily. Donations accepted.
The Visitor Center has displays
describing the areaâ€™s marine environment, the Timucuan Indian era, early
attempts at colonization, and a satellite image of present day northeast
7152 Lone Star Road
Minimal Admission charge.
A 50 acre nature preserve
located in the midst of a Jacksonville suburb. It showcases Floridaâ€™s native
plants and animals. The preserve offers four nature trails, wildflowers,
butterfly and hummingbird gardens, and a small natural history museum in the
shape of a pyramid. The museum contains a collection of snakes, animal skulls,
and fossils. Turtle Town provides protection for the endangered gopher
tortoise. Another exhibit describes the Florida black bear.