300 West Water Street Times-Union Center For The Performing Arts Jacksonville, FL 32202 +1 904 633 6110
The Jim & Jan Moran Theater welcomes a host of music and theater artists every month. Past productions include classics such as The Phantom and Miss Saigon, and the bar is constantly being raised with every new play. Watch out for The King and I and Beethoven's Fifth, which will be on this February. This is also one of the few places where trained guide dogs are allowed into the arena.
510 Fairgrounds Plaza Jacksonville, FL 32202 +1 904 353 0535
Fun local events like the Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair and big concerts like the Vans Warped Tour, cannot find a better place than the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Located close from the river and not far from EverBank Field, you can check out the various exciting events that take place here.
745 West Forsyth Street Jacksonville, FL 32204 +1 904 355 7100
This is definitely not your ordinary tourist attraction. Although strangely enough, it provides a necessary product for many Central Florida theme parks. Sally is one of the world's leading creators of animatronics (robotic) characters. Guided tours take you to the production floor, art and programming areas, and end with an entertaining one-of-a-kind animatronics show. You must call and make reservations. All tours are free.
Located at the southern tip of Jacksonville, this museum is dedicated to promoting Floridian history. Housed inside the historic Walter Jones general store it is an example of a one-story, crossroads country store. On display are artifacts detailing the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, who lived in Mandarin, as well as artifacts and memorabilia recovered from the Maple Leaf, a Union naval ship sunk off Mandarin Point in 1884. Admission is free.
Florida's First Coast is renowned for its "dead solid" perfect golf courses. In fact, the region has become a hub for golfers. At The Champions Club at Julington Creek, located just five miles south of I-295 in St. Johns County, golfers can compare scorecards on an 18-hole course that meanders through the woodlands. Modeled after the finest private clubs and resorts, Champions Club offers superb service, pro shop, lounge and grill. Call ahead to reserve tee times.
In 1564 French explorers founded the first Protestant colony in the United States along what is today the St. Johns River. Fort Caroline National Memorial is a reconstructed fort commemorating its probable location. The Spanish seized the original colony and massacred its residents in 1565, so not much is known about these early pioneers. The site stretches across 130 acres overlooking the river and features a museum with French and Indian artifacts from the 16th century. Fort Caroline was established as a national memorial in 1950 and is 14 miles from Downtown Jacksonville.
Soak up the fresh air at this oceanfront Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, which features a 1.5-mile beach, nature trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, stocked fishing lakes and serene beaches. Lifeguards are present to keep a watchful eye on swimmers, so have fun knowing you are in a safe environment. The lakeside swimming area has fountains and squirt guns. Boating, canoeing, hiking and biking facilities are also available, while lakeside tables and grills provide the perfect spots to relax and enjoy refreshments from the available concession stands.
Popularly known as the Alfred I. duPont Estate, the Epping Forest is spread over 53 acres of land. This site features an estate where a luxurious mansion that overlooks the river is seen. The house in it's Spanish Revival is a beauty to watch, this mansion houses the Epping Forest Yacht Club. Today, the Club is a museum that showcases an amalgamation of the beauty of yesterday and the happening lifestyle today. This mansion is said to be the most grand beauty that exhibits the tradition and beauty of yesterday.
4540 Clinton Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32207 +1 904 739 5896
Wat Khmer Savy Rattanaram is a Cambodian Buddhist temple in Jacksonville. Although it is tucked among homes on Clinton Avenue, the temple is one of the largest such temples in the United States. The large Buddha statue inside and many building materials were brought in from Cambodia. The size and shape of the temple is similar to the ones in Cambodia and has been built strictly according to Buddhist rules.
Established in 2006 by Turkish-Americans, the Amity Turkish Cultural Center is a non-profit educational organization. The center has Turkish language classes among other educational activities. There are Sunday meetings or you could pay a visit to the Turkish festivals celebrated there. Social activities include games and picnics, making for perfect community meet-ups. If you are a food lover, you could sign up for the Turkish cooking classes and luncheons to learn a new cuisine. A variety of events and performances are held regularly at the ATCC. Check the website for further details.
Oceanfront rooms and lots of activities keep guests coming back
to this kid friendly resort there are lots of games and recreation to keep the young ones entertained. Meanwhile, mom and dad can relax by the waterfront pool or ...
One of the world's tallest fountains, this spectacular piece of
architecture is an impressive 200 feet in diameter and shoots water more than 120 feet into the air. At night, the colorful lighting turns the splashing waters into an ...
Offering more than 200 acres of natural, untouched land with
beaches, salt marshes and coastal woodlands set on the southern tip of the First Coast, this park offers a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, boating, sunbathing and ...