of things to do in Florida - F
Here you will find everything from Gardens
and Theatres to Theme Parks and Aquariums.
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This professional guide service offers day trips into the Florida
Everglades or hands-on, fossil-hunting field trips
Matanzas National Monument
Located in St. Augustine, FL
The park, which is located on barrier islands along the shores
of the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas estuary, provides a natural
habitat rich in wildlife with the salt marsh, scrub, and maritime
hammock now protecting endangered and threatened species.
Strand State Preserve
P.O Box 548, Copeland, FL 33926. Tel:941- 695-4593
This remote forested swamp is home to endangered animals such
as Florida panthers and Everglades minks, and rare plants such
as ghost orchids and royal palm trees.
St. Augustine, Florida
You will see American alligator in the creek, river otter are
also occasionally seen swimming or playing along the banks of
the river. The park is well know for its abundance of white tail
deer, wild turkey and gray fox.
Florida Solar Energy Center
1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa. Tel:321-638-1000
This 16 acre complex was formed to explore Florida's most abundant
energy resource, the sun. Testing and evaluation of solar energy
devices is performed here. Study and experimentation with solar
energy is encouraged.
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tel:813-273-4000
A wondrous journey taking you from the source to the rolling waters
of the open ocean in a series of remarkable living galleries.
Waters State Recreation Area
1130 State Park Road Chipley, FL 32428. Tel:850-638-6130
Falling Waters offers camping, swimming, picnicking and nature
trails, which guide visitors through the unique plant and geological
formations of the park.
3000 Splendid China Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747. Tel:800-244-6226
This 76-acre park features the magnificent work of more than 100
artisans and craftspeople from China. They spent over 2 years
re-creating 60 of the most wondrous sights of one of the world's
Caverns State Park
Whether it’s touring the underground caverns or an exciting canoe
trip up the Chipola River, adventure is close at hand.
4755 N. Kenansville Rd, St. Cloud, FL 34773. Tel:407-957-9794
Forever Florida is Central Florida's newest nature-based attraction
giving visitors a chance to experience first hand Florida's deep
heritage roots, ecosystems, and wildlife with a relaxing fun filled,
Institute of Technology Botanical Gardens
FIT Melbourne Campus. Tel:321-768-8000
A one mile paved trail winds its way through over 300 species of
palms, fern and other tropical foliage. Brevards oldest schoolhouse,
built in 1883 has been relocated here!
Capital State Museum
A dome forming the center of the museum houses an unusual map that
features the unique woods of Florida: lignumvitae, the hardest wood;
leadwood or black ironwood, the heaviest wood; and buttonwood, the
wood that burns the hottest and produces very little smoke.
Space Coast Philharmonic
7150 Lake Drive, Cocoa. Tel:321-632-7445
From I-4 Exit 50, drive east on Lake Mary Boulevard, then south
on Route 17-92. 4311 North Highway 17-92, Sanford 32771 (407) 330-1792
Christmas Historical Park & Museum
1300 Fort Christmas Rd, Christmas, FL 32709. Tel: 407-568-4149 or
A 25 acre park with a replica fort built in 1837 during the Second
Seminole Indian War, traditional Florida "Cracker" house, sugar
and tennis courts, playground, rental pavilions and picnic areas
Clinch State Park
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Fort staff offer a first-person interpretation of the fort life
as in 1864 by portraying soldiers and workers stationed at Fort
Clinch. Other park programs include a guided nature walk at Willow
100 Second Street North - St. Petersburg, FL 33701
The Florida International Museum features a permanent Kennedy family
exhibition plus rotating exhibits in a fun, exciting and educational
environment. Over 30,000 square-feet, two theaters, audio tour of
the Kennedy collection. In the heart of the restaurant and entertainment
district of St. Petersburg.
4755 North Kenansville Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34773
Eco-tours by swamp buggy, horseback, covered wagon, bicycle or hiking.
Native wildlife and vegetation abound on this pristine 4,400 acre
1400 Broadway Blvd Se Polk City, FL 33868-9109, US
The passion and nostalgia of aviation comes alive at Fantasy of
Flight, World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection, and home to the Largest
Private Collection of Vintage Aircraft located in the heart of Central
George State Cultural Site
This island has been occupied continuously by man for over 5,000
years, and traces remain of each occupation period.
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. Lakeland, FL 863-680-4111 Fax:
The Festival of Fine Arts, Chamber Series, Plays, and Art Exhibits
are presented on campus.
Pierce Inlet State Recreation Area
Drive Fort Pierce, FL 34949
park of Atlantic beach, dunes and coastal hammock provides hours
of fun. Recreational activities include swimming, surfing, picnicking
and hiking on Jack Island trails. A youth camping area is available.
Fun Spot Action Park
5551 Del Verde Way Orlando, FL 32819
Zachary Taylor State Historic Site
A perfect example of the wealth of history Florida has to offer.
The park, which now covers a total of 87 acres, is a National Landmark
that played a significant role in Florida's early development.
Eddies Action Park
505 Michigan Avenue, Pensacola, Florida (1/4 mile South of Mesquite
Charlie's on "W" Street)