Florida Attractions

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Florida has so many fun things to do. From museums, to amusement parks to historic houses, there’s something for everyone in Florida.

The following is a list of popular tourist attractions in Florida, categorized by town:

Boca Raton:

Enigma Haunt: a walk-through haunted house attraction.

Crystal River:

Coastal Heritage Museum: a local history museum featuring exhibits on the early history of the west side of Citrus County.

Clearwater:

Clearwater Marine Aquarium: an aquarium dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured marine animals.

Daytona Beach:

Daytona 500 International Speedway: a race track where the Daytona 500 is held annually.

Daytona Stadium: a multi-purpose stadium college football games are held.

Daytona Escape Room: an interactive puzzle game where participants must solve a puzzle to escape a locked room.

Hankster Hot Rods & Museum: a free museum that features vintage hot rods.

Halifax Historical Museum: a history museum that features exhibits on local history from 5,000 BC to the present day.

Hotchkiss House: a historic house museum built in 1905.

Joyland Amusement Park: an amusement park that features over 30 rides and attractions.

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Lowell and Nancy Lohman Family Planetarium: a planetarium show at the Museum of Arts & Sciences.

Museum of Arts & Sciences: an art and science museum that features over 30,000 objects, making it one of the largest museums in central Florida.

Lilian Place Heritage Center: a historic house museum built in 1884.

Mary McLeod Bethune Home & Gravesite: a historic house museum built in 1915 that was the home of a civil rights leader.

Speedway Indoor Karting: an indoor go kart track

Southeast Museum of Photography: the Southeast Museum of Photography is a photography museum that features more than 3,500 photographs from various photographs.

Delray Beach:

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens: a museum designed as a Japanese village that features an exhibit on exhibit on the history of the Yamato Colony in Boca Raton.

Silverball Pinball Museum: a boardwalk arcade featuring pinball machines from the 1930s to the present day.

Sandoway House Nature Center: an interactive nature center.

Florida City:

Florida Pioneer Museum: a history museum dedicated to local history.

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science: an interactive facility that offers weather & technology exhibits a planetarium & wildlife centers.

Fort Lauderdale:

Museum of Science & Discovery: a science museum with interactive exhibits for kids & adults, eco-center & giant IMAX theater.

Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum: a military history museum located at a former airfield.

Stranahan House Museum: a historic house museum built in 1901 where Fort Lauderdale pioneers Frank and Ivy Stranaha lived.

Gainseville:

Florida Museum of Natural History: a state-sponsored and chartered natural history museum.

Harn Museum of Art: an art museum that is one of the largest university-affiliated art museums in the United States.

Homestead:

Coral Castle Museum: an oolite limestone structure created by the Latvian-American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin.

Homestead Miami Speedway: a race car track where NASCAR and the IndyCar Series races are held.

Islamorada:

History of Diving Museum: a history museum dedicated to the history of diving.

Jacksonville:

Museum of Science and History: a science and history museum that features science and local history exhibits.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens: an art museum and gardens that once belonged to founder Ninah Cummer.

Jacksonsville Zoo and Gardens: a zoo with over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plant species in its collection.

Key West:

Key West Shipwreck Museum: a history museum that features films and actual artifacts related to the 400 years of shipwreck salvage in the Florida Keys.

Key West Aquarium: a public aquarium built in 1934.

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum: a historic house museum that was once the home of famed author Ernest Hemingway.

Mel Fisher Maritime Museum: a maritime museum that features an extensive collection of artifacts from 17th century shipwrecks.

USCGC Ingham Maritime Museum: a maritime museum located on a historic Coast Guard cutter.

Kissimmee:

Game Time: a 24,000-square-foot Entertainment Venue located at the Promenade.

Old Town: an amusement park featuring old-time carnival rides, shopping, dining & weekly classic car shows.

Museum of Military History: a history museum dedicated to military history.

Lake Buena Vista:

Disney World: a Disney-themed entertainment complex.

Disney World
Disney World

Marathon:

Marathon Air Museum: a free airport museum that features a collection of aviation memorabilia and a few small aircraft.

Crane Point Museum, Nature Center and Historic Site: a natural history museum and nature center.

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters: a small interactive aquarium.

Otherside Adventure Park: a salt water cable park.

Brevard Veterans Memorial Museum & Military Museum: a memorial and free museum that features a collection of military artifacts ranging from the Revolutionary War to current conflicts in the Middle East.

Merritt Island:

Kennedy Space Center: a NASA field center where many historic launch operations have taken place.

Miami:

Cubaocho Museum and Performing Arts Center: a museum and performing arts center dedicated to Cuban history, art and music.

Jungle Island: an eco-adventure park.

Miami Seaquarium: a 38-acre oceanarium.

Paranoia Horror Maze: a haunted house attraction that features a horror-themed maze.

Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science: a science museum, planetarium and aquarium.

Perez Art Museum Miami: a contemporary art museum that features over 1,800 works of art from the Americas, Western Europe and Africa.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens: a historic house museum that features a villa, Italian-Renaissance gardens, and a historic village compound.

Zoo Miami: a zoological park and garden that house over 3,000 animals.

Mims:

Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Museum: a park and museum dedicated to Civil Rights leader Harry. T. Moore.

Naples:

Holocaust Museum & Cohen Education Center: a museum about the Holocaust with over 1,000 artifacts & photos, visiting exhibits & events.

North Miami:

Museum of Contemporary Art: an art museum that features a collection of over 400 works by local, national, and international contemporary artists.

Ocala:

Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing: a museum about the history of the sport of drag racing.

Appleton Museum of Art: an art museum with more than 18000 objects.

Marion County Museum of History and Archeology: a museum featuring history exhibits and Native American artifacts.

Official Florida Flamingo Museum: a museum the features the world’s largest collection of pink flamingo items.

Orlando:

Altitude Trampoline Park: a trampoline park with wall-to-wall trampolines

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games: an indoor go kart and arcade.

Arcade City Orlando: a local arcade.

Crayola Experience: an indoor Crayola-themed family attraction.

Discovery Cove: a theme park that features marine animals.

Drive Shack Orlando: a golf-themed entertainment venue.

Gatorland: a theme park and wildlife preserve.

ICON Park: an amusement park that features over 40 restaurants, funky bars, boutique shops and attractions.

iFly Orlando: an indoor sky diving attraction.

Madame Tussauds Orlando: a wax museum featuring famous Americans & historic icons in themed galleries.

Medieval Times Orlando: a family dinner theater featuring a medieval theme with knights, sword-fighting and jousting.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Orlando Odditorium: a museum with kitschy oddities.

Sea Life Orlando Aquarium: a local aquarium featuring over 5000 species of fish and marine animals.

SeaWorld Orlando: a marine zoological park.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition: an exhibit that features more than 300 artifacts, costumed actors, and full-scale room recreations from the Titanic.

Universal Studios: a film studio and theme park.

Universal Studios in Orlando
Universal Studios in Orlando

WonderWorks Orlando: a science attraction with over 100 hands-on science exhibits.

7D Dark Ride Adventure: a 3D movie complete with lights, sound and wind.

Palm Beach:

Flagler Museum: a historic house museum that features a 75-room Gilded Age mansion built in 1902.

Lion Country Safari & Palm Beach Zoo: a drive-through safari park and walk-through amusement park.

Pensacola:

National Aviation Museum: a naval aviation museum.

Polk City:

Fantasy of Flight: an aviation-themed attraction.

Sarasota:

John and Marble Ringling Museum of Art: a state-run art museum featuring more than 10,000 objects.

St. Augustine:

Castillo de San Marco: a military fort built in 1672, making it the oldest masonry fort in the United States.

Castillo de San Marco in St. Augustine
Castillo de San Marco in St. Augustine

Classic Car Museum of St. Augustine: a museum featuring classic and vintage cars.

Fountain of Youth Attraction: an archeology park that some believe to be the landing site of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon in 1513.

Lightner Museum: a museum of antiquities housed within the historic Hotel Alcazar building.

Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center: an African-American history museum.

Medieval Torture Museum: a history museum featuring historic torture devices.

Marineland: a marine mammal park.

Oldest Store Museum Experience: a general store-themed history museum.

Potter’s Wax Museum: a wax museum featuring 160 figures of actors, athletes & other famous people.

Spanish Military Hospital Museum: a history museum dedicated to historic military medical practices from the late 18th century and early 19th century.

St. Augustine Old Jail: a historic jail built in 1891.

St. Augustine History Museum: a history museum dedicated to local history.

St. Augustine Alligator Farm: a zoological park that first opened in 1893 and features over 24 species of crocodilians as well as other reptiles, mammals and birds.

St. Augustine Trolley Tours: a guided hop-on hop-off sightseeing via a trolley.

St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum: a museum dedicated to pirate artifacts.

St. Augustine Aquarium: an aquarium featuring shark feedings, an interactive stingray cove and snorkel adventures.

Villa Zorayda Museum: a historic house museum built in 1883.

World Golf Hall of Fame Museum: a sports hall of fame dedicated to the sport of golf.

St. Petersburg:

Chihuly Collection: a collection of glass sculptures by glass artist Dale Chihul.

Salvador Dali Museum: an art museum dedicated to the art of Salvador Dali.

Tallahassee:

Tallahassee Museum: a 52-acre outdoor museum featuring historic buildings, wildife, nature trail, period exhibits, events & zipline tours.

Mission San Luis: a historic a Spanish Franciscan mission built in 1633.

Museum of Florida History: a state-run history museum dedicated to the history of Florida.

Tampa:

Busch Gardens: a theme park that features live animals and amusement park rides.

ZooQuarium: a 7-acre zoo and aquarium.

ZooTampa: a 63-acre zoo.

Titusville:

American Police Hall of Fame & Museum: a history museum dedicated to the history of law enforcement.

American Space Museum: a museum dedicated to space exploration, astronauts and NASA.

Pritchard House Museum: a historic Victorian house built in 1891.

West Palm Beach:

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium: an aquarium that features 100 hands-on educational exhibits.

Winterhaven:

Legoland: a Lego-themed family theme park.

Florida Sports Hall of Fame: a hall of fame dedicated honoring athletes with outstanding achievement in sports in Florida.

For more info on travel in the Southeast, check out our Southeast Travel Guide.

Sources:
“Daytona Beach Attractions.” Daytona Beach, daytonabeach.com/things-to-do/attractions/
“Florida Theme Parks and Attractions.” Visit Florida, visitflorida.com/en-us/things-to-do/attractions.html