Florida: Other Attractions

Splendid China
Splendid China's exhibits and settings depict Chinese heritage, culture and architecture. There are 60 miniaturized recreations of some of China's most famous structures and landmarks.

3000 Splendid China Blvd.
Kissimmee, Fl
Phone: (407) 397-8800, 800-244-6226

Parrot Jungle and Gardens
A large variety of parrots and exotic birds kept in a subtropical jungle setting. Bird and animal shows. A large collection of flamingos.

Junction of S.W. 57 Ave. and S.W. 112 St.
Miami, Fl
Phone: (305) 666-7834

This is an estate built to simulate an Italian renaissance period manor. The rooms are decorated with arts from the Renaissance, baroque, and neoclassic periods. There are extensive formal gardens with statuary.

3251 S. Miami Ave.
Miami, Fl
Phone: (305) 250-9133

The animals roam free in simulated natural habitats from Europe, Asia and Africa. There are daily animal shows. A monorail train provides an overview of the entire zoo.

12400 S.W. 152 St.
Miami, Fl
Phone: (305) 251-0400

Jungle Larry's Zoological Park at Caribbean Gardens
Wild animals and birds in a jungle setting. Visitors can take a boat cruise to see apes roaming freely in a natural habitat.

1590 Goodlette Rd.
Naples, Fl
Phone: (941) 262-5409

Frannie's Teddy Bear Museum
There are over 3000 teddy bears exhibited here. The collection includes antiques, limited editions, and Baccarat crystal versions.

2511 Pine Ridge Rd.
Naples, Fl
Phone: (941) 598-2711

Gatorland features thousands of crocodiles, alligators, snakes and other reptiles. There are daily alligator shows.

14501 S. Orange Blossom Tr.
Orlando, Fl
Phone: (407) 855-5496, 800-393-JAWS

The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art
This estate of the famous circus showman features art from the 14th through the 19th centuries, set in a Renaissance style villa.

Sarasota, Fl
Phone: (941) 359-5700

Salvador Dali Museum
This museum has an extensive collection of Dali's paintings. They range from impressionistic to surrealistic styles. There also sculptures done by Dali.

1000 Third St.
Tampa Bay, Fl
Phone: (813) 823-3767

Lion Country Safari
This is a 500-acre wild life preserve where visitors drive through in their cars, and the animal roam freely. There are animal shows, rides and a petting zoo as well.

West Palm Beach, Fl
Phone: (407) 793-1084

Cypress Gardens
This famous botanical garden features more than 8000 varieties of plants and flowers from around the world. There is a kiddie park and carousel.

Winter Haven, Fl
Phone: (941) 324-2111, 800-237-4826

Apalachicola National Forest
Apalachicola is the largest national forest in Florida, and occupies more than 500,000 acres. It includes pine flatwoods, swamp rivers, wilderness areas, lakes, streams and rivers. The Florida National Scenic Trail, a hiking route, passes through.

Apalachicola , FL

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
The museum features artifacts, contemporary exhibits and historical displays related to Japanese settlers who formed a farming community in the early 1900s. The park also contains Japanese gardens, including lakes, waterfalls and a bonsai garden.

4000 Morikami Rd.
Delray Beach, FL
Phone: (407) 495-0233

Everglades National Park
The park contains more than 1,500,000 acres, equally divided between land and water. Much of it is a maze of waterways and marshland. The Everglades is a sanctuary for manatees and crocodiles, as well as a home for some 900 species of fish and animals.

Florida City, FL
Phone: (941) 695-3311

The Gulfarium features sharks, moray eels, sea turtles, penguins, otters and alligators. There are live sea lion and poipose shows.

U.S. 98
Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Phone: (904) 244-5169

Ted Williams Museum
Museum contains many exhibits relating to the personal and professional life of Ted Williams, one of baseball's greats.

Villages of Citrus Hills
Hernando, FL
Phone: (904) 527-6566

Biscayne National Park
Less than 5,000 out of this park's 180,000 acres are land. The water is home to sponges, crabs, and manatees. More than 100 species of coral and hundreds of different kinds of fish exist here.

P.O. Box 1369
Homestead, FL 33090-1369
Phone: (305) 230-7275

Jacksonville Zoological Gardens
This zoo features more than 700 animals, birds and reptiles. Included are a walk-through aviary and a petting zoo.

8605 Zoo Rd.
Jacksonville, FL
Phone: (904) 757-4463

Cummer Gallery of Art
This museum's contains decorative pieces and works of art dating back to 2000 BC.

829 Riverside Ave.
Jacksonville, FL
Phone: (904) 356-6857

Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station represent the center of the U.S. space operations. There are bus tours of these facilities.

Kennedy Space Center, FL
Phone: (407) 452-2121

Marineland of Florida
Marine life shows and sea life exhibits. There is a a seashell collection, with specimens from around the world.

Marineland, FL
Phone: (904) 471-1111, 800-824-4218

Miami Seaquarium
The Seaquarium promotes a deeper understanding of sea life and their natual habitats. Visitors can touch some marine creatures in a special pool. There is a boardwalk running through a simulated rain forest exhibit.

4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL
Phone: (305) 361-5705

American Police Hall of Fame and Museum
Exhibits of thousands of items related to law enforcement. There is also a memorial listing the names of U.S. police offficers killed in the line of duty since 1960.

3801 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL
Phone: (305) 573-0070

Monkey Jungle
The Monkey Jungle is a replica of a South American rain forest where the monkeys run free and the visitors are "caged". There are animal shows as well.

14805 S. W. 216th St.
Miami, FL
Phone: (305) 235-1611

Bass Museum
Exhibits include religious art and sculpture from the Middle Ages, plus art from later periods from Europe, America and the Orient. Silk tapestries are among the highlights.

2121 Park Ave.
Miami, FL
Phone: (305) 673-7530

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