Chris R. Halter
Things to do in Northeast Florida
My Favorite Florida Tourist Attractions
My favorite Florida attractions include small amusement parks, zoos, museums, state parks and oddities. I've also thrown in a few of the big ones like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Seaworld for good measure.
- Amelia Island Lighthouse,
302 Lighthouse Lane, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Tel: 904-310-3350.
- Babcock Wilderness Adventures,
8000 State Road 31, Punta Gorda, Florida 33982. Tel:800-500-5583.
- Big Cypress Loop Road & Lucky's Place,
Halfway between Naples and Miami on Tamiami Trail (US-41). They are closed to the public during photo shoots. Call first to make sure they are open 239-695-2550.
- Bok Tower Gardens,
1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, Florida 33853. Tel:863-676-1408.
- Brevard Zoo,
8225 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, Florida 32940. Tel:321-254-3002.
- Cape Florida Lighthouse
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne. Tel:305-361-5811.
- Coral Castle,
28655 South Dixie Highway, Homestead, Florida 33033. Tel:305-248-6345.
- Crystal River Swim With Manatees,
Crystal River, Florida
- Dali Museum,
1000 Third Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. Tel: 727-823-3767.
- Dinosaur World,
5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City, Florida 33565. Tel: 813-717-9865.
- Edison and Ford Winter Estates,
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33901. Tel:239-334-7419.
- Florida Aquarium,
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602. Tel: 813-273-4000.
- Florida Citrus Tower,
141 North Highway US-27, Clermont, Florida 34711. Tel: 352-394-4061.
- Florida Festivals
There are numerous Florida events that take place on an annual schedule. In addition to Florida's many art and music festivals, there are great boating and sporting events, and fun festivals that don't quite fit into any neat category.
- Florida Heritage Sites.
These are 1,300 historic and culturally significant sites scattered all over the state. There is something for everyone on this list at Florida Backroads Travel.com.
- Florida Museum of Natural History,
University of Florida Cultural Plaza, SW 34th Street and Hull Road, PO Box 112710, Gainesville, Florida 32611-2710. Tel:352-846-2000.
- Fruit And Spice Park,
24801 SW 187 Avenue, Homestead, Florida 33031. Tel: 305-247-5727.
14501 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Florida 32837. 1-800-393-5297.
- Ginnie Springs Outdoors,
7300 N.E. Ginnie Springs Road, High Springs, FL 32643. Tel:386-454-7188.
- Hemingway Home,
907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. Tel: 305-294-1136.
- Jacksonville Zoo,
370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218. Tel: 904-757-4463.
- Jungle Island,
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, Florida 33132. Tel:305-400-7000.
- Jungle Queen Riverboat,
801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316. Tel:954-462-5596.
- Key West Aquarium,
1 Whitehead Street (Mallory Square), Key West, Florida 33040. Tel: 305-296-2051.
- Leu Gardens,
1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803. Tel: 407-246-2620.
- Lion Country Safari,
- 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee, FL 33470. Tel: 561-793-1084.
- Marineland Florida,
9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida 32080. Tel:904-471-1111.
- Miami Marine Stadium,
Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key, Miami, Florida.
- Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home For Horses,
20307 NW County Road 235-A, Alachua, Florida 32616. Tel: 386-462-1001.
- Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens,
4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33446. Tel: 561-495-0233.
- Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens,
1590 Goodlette Frank Rd, Naples, FL 34102. Tel: 239-262-5409.
- National Naval Aviation Museum,
1750 Radford Blvd., Suite C, Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL 32508. Tel:850-452-3604.
- Orange County Regional History Center.
65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32801. Tel: 407-836-8500.
- Orlando Significant Tree Tour.
Various City Parks.
- Pensacola Lighthouse
2081 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508, Tel: 850-393-1561
- Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
4931 S. Peninsula Dr., Ponce Inlet, FL 32127, Tel: 386-761-1821
- Princess Place Preserve,
2500 Princess Place Rd., Palm Coast, Florida 32137
- Robert Is Here,
19200 SW 344th St., Homestead, FL 33034. Tel: 305-246-1592
- Sea Turtles on Florida Beaches,
Nesting season is from May to October and the turtles nest on beaches in every region of the state.
- SeaWorld Orlando,
7007 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32821-8009. Tel: 407-363-2613.
- Solomon's Castle,
4533 Solomon Rd., Ona, FL 33865. Tel: 863-494-6077
- 5th St, Lake Wales, FL 33853
- St. Augustine Alligator Farm,
999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080. Tel: 904-824-3337.
- St. Augustine Lighthouse
81 Lighthouse Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32080. Tel: 904-829-0745.
- St. Johns River Lighthouse
Naval Station Mayport, Florida
- Theatre Of The Sea,
Mile Marker 84.5, Islamorada, Florida. Tel: 305-664-2431.
- The Ancient Spanish Monastery
16711 W. Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach, FL 33160. Tel: 305-945-1461.
- The Dolphin Connection,
Hawk's Cay Resort,61 Hawk's Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050. Tel: 1-888-814-9154.
- Universal Studios Orlando,
Universal Orlando Resort, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando, Florida 32819. Tel: 407-363-8000.
- Walt Disney World,
Post Office Box 1000, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830. Tel: 407-939-6244.
- Webster Flea Markets,
516 NW Third Street, Webster, Florida 33596. Tel: 352-793-9877
- Weeki Wachee Springs,
6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, Florida 34646. Tel:352-592-5656.
- Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour,
312 East Morse Blvd, Winter Park, Florida 32789
The following admission fees for the Florida tourist attractions featured on Florida Backroads Travel are updated annually. They are provided to help you plan your Florida family vacation.
Some attractions have other ticket combinations available for special events and groups. You should call the attraction for current information.