Museums

Florida is the home to hundreds of museums covering every topic, from children’s discovery centers to major art, science and technology museums hosting world-class collections, as well as historic homes detailing the lives of their famous owners.  

Some of Florida’s most notable collections include the Florida History Museum, which houses some of Florida’s most precious collections of early artifacts, some dating 12,000 years ago, as well as incredible collections from shipwrecks and interpretations of Florida’s fascinating 500 years of history.  Also, the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg has the largest collection of work by the renowned Spanish surreal artist, Salvador Dalí outside of Spain. The collections and curiosities of such Florida notables as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford (Edison and Ford Winter Estates) and James Deering (Vizcaya) are also on view in their homes in South Florida.  These are just a few examples, but there are many more to discover.

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Florida Caverns State Park

The Florida Caverns State Park is one of the few state parks with dry, air-filled caves and is the only state park in Florida to offer cave tours to the public. The cave has dazzling... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Jackson

City: Marianna

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Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo offers lots of activities like kayaking, riding the train, and feeding the animals. In addition, the Zoo daily offers animal demos that rotate depending on the day including... Read More

Region: Central

County: Brevard

City: Melbourne

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Florida Institute of Technology Botanical Gardens

A stream bordered by a shady hammock abounding in palm trees and other tropical growth winds through the heart of the campus and is the setting for a 15-acre Botanical Garden. The... Read More

Region: Central

County: Brevard

City: Melbourne

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Sebastian Inlet State Park

Two museums at this State Park provide a history of the area. The McLarty Treasure Museum features the history of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet; the Sebastian Fishing Museum tells... Read More

Region: Central

County: Brevard

City: Melbourne Beach

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Deering Estate at Cutler

Located along the edge of Biscayne Bay, the 444-acre Deering Estate at Cutler is an environmental, archeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided... Read More

Region: South

County: Dade County

City: Miami

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Historic Virginia Key Beach Park & Museum

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, located off the Rickenbacker Causeway, is just minutes away from the Miami’s downtown financial centers, top tourist destinations, sport facilities,... Read More

Region: South

County: Dade County

City: Miami

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Miami Metrozoo

Rated one of the top ten zoos in the U.S. by Tripadvisor.com in 2008 and the number one Zoo for Pachyderms by the Intrepid Traveler, Zoo Miami houses more than 2,000 animals in environments... Read More

Region: South

County: Dade County

City: Miami

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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya was built by agricultural industrialist James Deering, who wintered on the property from 1916–1925. Today, the extraordinary European-inspired estate includes a Main House... Read More

Region: South

County: Dade County

City: Miami

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Payne's Prairie Preserve State Park

The area of Payne's Prairie is rich in Native American heritage as well as Colonial and more recent history.  The many archaeological sites within or adjacent to the prairie demonstrate... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: Alachua

City: Micanopy

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Arcadia Mill Site

Florida’s largest antebellum industrial complex, the Arcadia Mill was the site of a water-powered business that included a sawmill, lumber mill, gristmill, shingle mill, cotton textile... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Santa Rosa

City: Milton

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