The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum has it all. The lighthouse and the museum are located in Jupiter, Palm beach County between Hillsboro Inlet Light and the Cape Canaveral Light. It is located on a hill which is believed to be a sand dune. It was designed by George G.Maede and modified by Lieutenant William Reynolds. Its completion was done by Captain Edward Yorke in 1860. The light house is made of bricks with double masonry walls where the outer most wall is conical in shape while the other cylindrical .
If you want to experience real wildlife adventure then you must visit the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary on Jupiter Park Drive in Jupiter, Florida. This facility gives visitors a chance to know more about the wildlife and the natural environments of South Florida. There are a number of exhibits which give a lot of information about the animals being kept there but the main attraction are the tanks where the injured turtles are kept.
Miccosukee is a historical, small unincorporated community in southwest Miami-Dade county off Tamiami Trail. The Miccosukee tribe of Indians holds family oriented events allowing residents and tourists to enjoy fun, educational and cultural experiences. People of Miccosukee speak English though they have a native language Mikasuki.
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Whether you are on holiday in South Florida or been living here for years, many people are scouring the internet looking for family-friendly attractions in the area that they can go enjoy with their loved ones. And if you are in the Key West area, then the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is definitely worth a visit, especially if you have kids. It provides 6,000 square feet of interactive, interesting and most importantly, educational exhibits for everyone to enjoy.
Everglades Safari Park was established in 1968 within the Florida Everglades National Park. Over the years it has grown to become so popular that it receives million of visitors from all over the world. It was named “Best Escape Miami 2014” by the Miami New Times during its annual “Best Of” awards. It is open from 9am to 5pm daily. Everglades Safari Park offers a variety of family activities as listed below:
Butterfly World in South Florida is the largest butterfly park in the world. It houses more than 10,000 butterflies and there are many more flying around which makes it difficult to count them! No wonder, it provides the visitors a unique opportunity to spend an entire day in the midst of nature.
The Miami Seaquarium is a world class oceanarium located on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay. It is one of the premier tourist attractions in the county of Miami Dade in South Florida. The Miami Seaquarium is the oldest oceanarium in the US and it houses a wide range of marine mammals. In addition it also has various sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles, manatees and of course, fish. There are daily presentations in the park as well as group programs and events for boy scouts.
The Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium was one of the first museums in Miami, founded in 1949. It has now become the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science. This one of a kind museum is located in Miami Dade county and will be located (after summer 2016) at the newly created Museum Park on the Bay in downtown Miami.
The Zoo Miami, formally known as Miami Metro Zoo is located southwest of Miami, in the former site of the Richmond Naval Air Station. It is situated in southern metropolitan Miami-Dade county. The zoo is the perfect day activity for families with young children as it houses over 2000 animals and over 100 exhibits on its massive 740 acre total land area.
Crane Point Museum and Nature Center is located in Marathon right on the Overseas highway. Find some time to explore the peaceful environs of the Keys wile hiking one of the trails on Crane Point. Explore the Hammock loop with signs helping you to identify the trees you will see on the path or the Butterfly Meadow trail with native plants that attract zebra longwings, gulf fritillaries and swallowtails. Visit the historic Adderley House which is the oldest house in the Keys outside of Key West.