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950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129
Like free places? Like gardens? Like dinosaurs? Where can you get all of those in one place?
Head out to Port Orange, Florida, in the Daytona Beach area and visit Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens.
It's part historical field trip, part botanical gardens, and part art walk for kids! Visit the dinosaur statues, check out the gnome home, and take in the fresh air and scenery!
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2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33916
Love hands-on museums? Love History & Science? Put all that together and you've got this little spot in Fort Myers, Florida!
Check out the touch tank, play with the Google Earth Wall, be a Stormcaster! There are a lot of options here, and they also have traveling exhibits, like the 50 year Apollo program science exhibit that was available when we visited!
This one is great for kids and adults.
5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
So you have a love of art? You like beautiful gardens and grounds to explore? Definitely check out the Ringling Museum if you're in SW Florida!
On Mondays, you can take in the Art Museum for FREE! Other days, you can walk the grounds and gardens for FREE! And, you can always tour the Ca' d'Zan home and the Circus Museums if you buy tickets.
The only other thing we've seen in Florida that compares is Vizcaya in the Miami area. This is great, but for different reasons. Here, you can get that art museum!
28655 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33033
There are not a lot of castles in America, let alone Florida, so this one is a must see!
It's not a huge place, but it's a great stop off for 60-90-120 minutes. The tour guides know about all the history of the place and can tell you about the meaning behind every one of the special stones.
This is a fun place if you like:
At $18 an adult and $8 a child (7-12), it's not the cheapest place, but it's still fairly affordable. Check for coupons!
Five Minute Field Trips
Learn about all sorts of cool places to visit alone or with your family. We look for inexpensive but fun places to visit. Being an educational spot is always a plus!