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Here you will find everything from Gardens
and Theatres to Theme Parks and Aquariums.
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Honda State Park
Bahia Honda is unique among other islands in the Keys because
it has extensive sandy beaches and deep waters close enough offshore
to provide exceptional swimming and snorkeling.
Lagoon State Recreation Area
The beaches, shallow bays, boardwalks, nature trails and open
woodlands offer ample opportunity for nature study. Fishing brings
in redfish, bluefish, flounder and sea trout seasonally. Crabbing
and castnetting for mullet in the lagoon are also popular.
Brevard Chorale Society
BCC Cocoa. Tel:321-452-8476
Planetarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium
The facility includes a Florida History Museum showcasing Florida
aboriginal artifacts, fossils and paleontological materials, and
local cultural history. The 60,000-gallon Manatee Aquarium houses
two live manatees. A 220-seat Planetarium features educational
astronomy star shows and entertaining laser light shows, and rooftop
Palm Dinner Theatre
Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 941-278-4422 Toll Free: 800-475-7256
This dinner theatre accommodates 450 guests, and features eight
professional theatrical productions each season, also with art
gallery and a gift shop.
1500 Highland Avenue, P.O. Box 361965, Melbourne, FL. 32936-1965.
Eau Gallie. Tel:321-254-9583
Biscayne National Park
Located near Miami, Key Biscayne & Homestead, FL
Turquoise waters, emerald islands and fish-bejeweled reefs make
Biscayne National Park a paradise for wildlife-watching, snorkeling,
diving, boating, fishing and other activities
Museum of Art and Science
1463 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, 32935. Tel:321-242-0737
Science Center with many hands on activities for children
Weeki Wachee Springs is located just 45 minutes north of Tampa
at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and State Road 50.
North Wickham Road, east of I-95, Melbourne. Tel:321-254-9453
This is the only zoo between Jacksonville and West Palm Beach.
Here you will see tapirs, giant anteaters and two-toed sloths
from a shady tropical boardwalk. Experience Brevard Zoo's "Paws
On" an interactive natural adventure where children and adults
learn about animals through play and hands-on exhibits.
Talbot Island State Park
Canoe routes through the salt marshes, fishing and sunbathing
on Nassau Sound shoreline contrast with more active pursuits along
the park's historic hiking trails
Plantation Ruins State Historic Site
P.O. Box 655 Bunnel, Florida 32010. Tel:386-517-2084
The coquina walls and chimneys of the sugar mill remain standing
as a monument to the rise and fall of the sugar plantations of
East Florida. Bulow Creek is recognized as a State Canoe Trail.
A nature trail passes through a stand of "catfaced" pines that
were worked for turpentine prior to World War II. The Interpretive
Center has original artifacts and exhibits on Bulow Plantation,
picnicing, hiking etc also available.
Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area
Whether it's a relaxing day at the beach, a visit to the historic
lighthouse or an afternoon of saltwater fishing, Cape Florida SRA
offers visitors an outstanding, outdoor recreational experience
Tampa, FL 33674. Tel:813-987-5082
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure park offering
an array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with
the African continent.
River State Park
The terrain, plant communities and wildlife are highlighted along
the park's three nature trails. Guided walks and campfire programs
for park guests are offered seasonally.
Spring State Park
See the endangered manatee in its natural habitat. Camping, cabins,
canoeing, fishing, boating, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving,
and nature trails are also available.
Creek State Park
Bulow Creek State Park preserves one of the largest remaining stands
of Southern Live Oak forest along the east coast of Florida
1151 Tower Boulevard Lake Wales, FL 33853
With its majestic moss-covered oak trees and sweeping vistas, Bok
Tower Gardens offers an experience unlike any in Central Florida.
This National Historic Landmark, located on the peninsula's highest
point, is invitingly quiet and serene. Here, wildlife is unafraid
and will not flee from you.
Tradewinds Park, ten miles to the north of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Walk through a lush tropical rain forest, exotic butterflies fly
overhead and all around you, stopping to feed on the nectar blossoms
covering the path in this, their natural paradise.
1-4 to exit 25B at US Highway 192;right on World Drive and follow