Though Jacksonville has lots of museums and monthly art festivals, you don't have to pay to take the family to see great art in the area. The artscape in the area is vast and growing. The ones featured here are only a sample of the works of art and sculpture in and around the downtown area.
If you see others that were not featured or in other parts of Jacksonville. take a picture or video and tag it to our Facebook page.
South Lake Tahoe is a California resort city on Lake Tahoe, in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It's known for nearby ski resorts and beaches, like El Dorado Beach, with its picnic areas. The city's restaurants and bars merge with the casinos of adjacent Stateline, Nevada.Watch Video
Biltmore Estate is a historic house museum and tourist attraction in Asheville, North Carolina. Biltmore House, built for George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and is the largest privately owned house in the United States. In addition to the house, the 8,000-acre estate is home to forested trails and beautiful gardens, which include one of the country's most complete collections of azaleas.
Traveled 4 hours to Columbia, S.C. to get the best/ closets look we could at the 2017 Lunar Eclipse. next chance in the United states 2024.Watch Video
Located across from the entrance to Fort Caroline National Memorial. Spanish pond has more than 2 miles of hiking trails. The quite trails reaches one of the highest natural points in Jacksonville (St, John's Bluff). You are likely to see all sorts of Wild life from foxes to alligators. There is history through this side of the park too from Willie Brown's log cabin site to occasionally uncovered excavation of native settlements (do not disturb...if you can find them). This beautiful nature setting attracts those looking to relax and those looking to exercise on the trails. Pet's cyclists & joggers allowed in most parts. Remember to dress comfortably and bring you mosquito repellent in the summer.Watch Video
The Georgia Aquarium is a public aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. It is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, housing thousands of animals and representing several thousand species, all of which reside in 10 million US gallons (38,000 m3) of marine and salt water. It was the largest aquarium in the world from its opening in 2005 until 2012, when it was surpassed by Marine Life Park in Singapore. There are lots of permanent and visiting exhibits and shows for all ages. When you go, do not plan on a 1,2 nor 3 hour visit; this could be an all day event.Watch Video
Kayaking & Canoeing, Scuba & Snorkeling, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Tours, Scalloping & more. Best time of the year to visit are the winter months when the manatees migrate for the warm waters from as far away as Texas and North Carolina. The Guides at Manatee Tout & Dive are professionals who care about the preservation of the Eco System....and the experience of the tourists. I would seek these guys out before the other tours.Watch Video
Georgia's largest barrier island among the Golden Isles. The history of this place goes back to the indigenous peoples who settled there as early as 4,000 years ago & has a role in most every era of American history. There are White-tailed deer, squirrels, Raccoons, Nine-banded Armadillos, Wild Boars, American Alligators, as well as many marshland inhabitants. It is also famous for its feral horses roaming free on the island. Overnight and week-long camping are permitted.Watch Video
Located in Tricentennial Park, Georgia State Railroad Museum is a beautiful National Historic Landmark located at the old Central of Georgia Railway Savannah Shops and Terminal Facilities. With a fully operational turntable, you have the chance to explore historic railcars, experience the handcar, and go on guided tours. Be sure to check our Train Ride Schedule to experience one of our Site Tours by Train on a historic steam or diesel locomotive!Watch Video
The John F. Kennedy Space Center is one of ten National Aeronautics and Space Administration field centers. Since December 1968, Kennedy Space Center has been NASA's primary launch center of human spaceflight. Its a place to have a Day of Fun, and to a place to gain a Lifetime of InspirationWatch Video
The Visitor Center features exhibits on the park's rich history and artifacts on display from the Mayaca. The swimming area is adjacent to a beautiful, shady picnic ground. Canoe, kayak and paddleboat rentals are available for a paddling tour of the spring and spring run. De Leon Springs flows into the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge where canoeists and kayakers can explore 18,000 acres of lakes, creeks and marshes. At The Old Spanish Sugar Mill Restaurant, guests can make their own pancakes at the table. This is a very popular park on weekends. To ensure entrance into the park, we recommend arriving early, otherwise, the parking area will be full and you may not be able to enter.
Park wildlife includes alligators, white-tailed deer, turtles and otters. Among the birds that can be seen are anhingas, egrets, hawks, limpkins, ospreys, vultures, American bald eagles, American white ibis, belted kingfishers, American coots and great blue herons.Watch Video
iFLY is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. iFLY Orlando's 1,000 hp vertical wind tunnel generates a wall-to-wall cushion of air, on which you safely float.Watch Video
The plantation was originally 1,000 acres, most of which has been During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, many people came to Florida. Some, like Zephaniah Kingsley, sought to make their fortunes by obtaining land and establishing plantations. Others were forced to come to Florida to work on those plantations, their labor providing wealth to the people who owned them. Some of the enslaved would later become free landowners, struggling to keep their footing in a dangerous time of shifting alliances and politics. All of these people played a part in the history of Kingsley Plantation.
Taken over by forest; the structures and grounds of the park now comprise approximately 60 acres. Evidence of Pre-Columbian Timucua life is on the island, as are the remains of a Spanish mission named San Juan del Puerto.Watch Video
Friendship Fountain is located in St. Johns River Park (a/k/a Friendship Park), on the south bank of the river, just west of Main Street. When the park opened in 1965, the Fountain of Friendship was the world's largest and tallest fountain, capable of spraying 17,000 gallons of water a minute to a height of 120 feet. Accentuated by colored lights at night, it soon became a popular tourist destination and local recreation site.Watch Video
Located on one of Northeast Florida's unique sea islands, Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching, and photography. Explore the diverse island habitats by hiking Blackrock Trail to the shoreline, Big Pine Trail to the marsh or Old Kings Highway and Jones Cut through the maritime forest.Watch Video
Situated on the banks of the legendary Suwannee River, this center honors the memory of American composer Stephen Foster, who wrote "Old Folks at Home," the song that made the river famous. The museum features exhibits about Foster's most famous songs and his music can be heard emanating from the park's 97-bell carillon throughout the day. Miles of trails wind through some of the most scenic areas of North Florida.Watch Video
An annual re-enactment of a Civil War Batte between the North and the South. Hundreds of re-enactors come from miles around to participate in this historical event. Don't miss The Annual Olustee Arts & Crafts Festival. The festival features homemade Arts & Crafts from vendors all over the United States, Food & Entertainment of all kinds, and a Kids Area featuring Bounce Houses, Pony Rides, Rock Climbing Walls, Train Rides and much much more.Watch Video
Take a trip to Maggie Valley North Carolina and catch the CATALOOCHEE SKI AREA; Not far from Asheville nor from Chattanooga you can even make this a day-trip from Hotlanta . Lot of things to do in this little hidden gem winter or summer; hiking, horsebackriding,white water rafting and more.Not far from Harrah's casino in Cherokee.
Sugar Mountain is a long-time favorite with families and is the largest ski area in North Carolina. There Twenty slopes and trails spread over 115 skiable acres, along with seven lifts, including one triple, four doubles, and two surface lifts. The terrain park has its own surface lift. There is also snowshoeing, tubing, and ice skating available. With 40% novice, 40% intermediate, and 20% expert, there is terrain for all abilities.Watch Video
GTF Paintball strives to provide the best paint ball experience. With 7 different fields of play and multiple game scenarios, there is no time to get board. Each party and field has ref's to follow along, monitor games, judge on the field and ensure every safety precaution is followed to the letter. Safety if NUMBER 1 with these guys. Every effort is made to ensure every age group and ability level has a great time.Watch Video
Florida Caverns State Park is the only state park in Florida to offer cave tours to the public. The cave formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones and draperies are amazing. The Chipola River and a freshwater spring provide areas for fishing, canoeing and boating. Florida Caverns State Park is popular for camping, picnicking and horseback riding. The park does not rent horses, however stables are available for equestrian campers.Watch Video
Tailgating before the football game can be just as festive and fun as the game....even more so.Watch Video
The park is filled with outdoor and covered party areas,play areas for the kids modern facilities and there is always fun events at every game for all age groups. Recently re-named after longtime Jacksonville Suns owner Peter Bragan Sr., this stadium serves as the home of the Jacksonville Suns.Watch Video
The crystalline Ichetucknee River flows six miles through shaded hammocks and wetlands before it joins the Santa Fe River. In 1972, the head spring of the river was declared a National Natural Landmark by the U. S. Department of the Interior. From the end of May until early September, tubing down the river is the premier activity in the area. In addition to tubing, visitors can enjoy picnicking, snorkeling, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and wildlife viewing.Watch Video