Jacksonville Attractions

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Attractions in Jacksonville, Florida

Annabelle Lee River Boat - Enjoy the entire city skyline as you cruise aboard your on private vessel on the beautiful, north flowing St. Johns River. Delicious food, and a Friendly & Professional decorCrew that will make your time aboard the Annabelle Lee an unforgettable one.

Big Talbot Island State Park - 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.

Diamond D Ranch - The Diamond D Ranch has been a family owned and operated ranch for over 50 years. Providing a variety of entertainment for all. The beautiful 600 acre ranch is still a working horse and cattle ranch and a place where families and friends can go to enjoy a fun filled day of entertainment.

Fort Caroline National Memorial - Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.

Friendship Park and Fountain - The Fountain, completed in 1965, and at the time the world's largest fountain. The center ring can fire columns of water over 65 feet in the air. The "RiverWalk" also is the scene of summer festivals.

Huguenot Memorial Park - Huguenot Memorial Park is one oceanfront park that offers visitors a lot more than sand, surf and sand. It also displays an array of natural wonders, from great birding opportunities to amazing views of some of North Florida's remaining natural areas.

Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art - Take some time off for a visit to this museum because it's an educational and exciting trip down history. Get a glimpse into the world of modern art at the Jacksonville Museum. It is appropriately named after its permanent collection of artwork, which spans the entire 20th century.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens - Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Discover the earth’s wildlife through interactive and educational experiences. A true family adventure, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is growing and changing daily. The Zoo has something for everyone with more than 1,400 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 varieties of plants.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail - The Jacksonville-Baldwin trail offers a sense of seclusion you might not expect from a trail that starts about 5 miles from downtown Jacksonville. Built along a former railroad corridor, this trail traverses a diversity of natural habitats including pine flatwoods, wetlands, and hardwood uplands.

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park - Discover the nature of things at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park with its haven of sandy beaches, freshwater lakes, wooded camping sites, natural dunes and naturescapes that defy the imagination. This premier oceanfront park offers 1.5 miles of pristine sandy beach and a 60-acre freshwater lake perfect for fishing, nature observation, kayaking, pedal boats, and canoes.

Kayak Amelia - Guided Kayak tours are planned to go with the current and start with a short instruction on land. You will then paddle to a sandbar for a snack and swim in warm weather. Then paddle to the take out location. Along the way the naturalists describe the salt marsh eco-system, critters and local history.

Museum of Southern History - This small but informative 25-year old museum celebrates both the history and culture of daily life in the South during the 19th century. At the Museum of Southern History there are artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil War, and from everyday Southern life, politics and fashion. Friendly staff can assist visitors who are interested in tracing the genealogy of Southern families.

Riverwalk - This charming riverside dining and entertainment boardwalk is a popular riverfront meeting place for locals and visitors alike. You will find 1.2 miles of restaurants, bars, shops, museums and a marina. Take a relaxing stroll while enjoying scenic views of the downtown skyline.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of more than 5,500 works of art on a riverfront campus offers a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.

Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park - One of Jacksonville's largest parks, this 509-acre facility features the Tillie K. Fowler Nature Center with outdoor classroom, picnic area with grills and playground equipment, biking trails, a series of hiking and nature trails, and an elevated platform from which to view wetlands, soaring bald eagles, and other birds.