Updated: Jun 15
These are some of the most interesting and scenic attractions that excite the senses in a much different way than a roller coaster ride or a visit to see Mickey Mouse.
Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL:
Florida is home to NASA which is the leading team in all spacecraft knowledge and exploits in the world - super fascinating in itself! This is the most legit place for anything and everything space related. The Kennedy Space Center houses space crafts and artifacts that will honestly leave your head spinning. The center is filled with so much information and the tour guides are so much fun and really make the “race to space” come to life.
Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL:
This is the eccentric museum dedicated to the work of Salvador Dalí. It's also home to the largest collection of Dalí's works outside Europe. Every month the museum features a different “theme” of Dali’s work and other contributing artists as well. An interesting look into the mind of Salvadore Dali.
Key West Shipwreck Museum, Key West, FL:
Explore real deal artifacts from the pirate ships of the past including the shipwreck of Isaac Allerton, the richest shipwreck in Key West’s History. The ship was salvaged when she sunk in 1856 and was rediscovered in 1985. Catch a glimpse of the Isaac's booty and the 19th century life that the wrecking’s influence had on the islands society.
St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum, St. Augustine, FL:
The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum has some of the most breathtaking views of Northeast Florida and it comes loaded with a variety of artifacts from a simpler time. The lighthouse itself is also one of the most haunted places in America! If you're up for it the "All Ghosts, No Gimmicks" Dark of the Moon paranormal tour will give you the creeps which comes included on Saturday tickets. The St. Augustine Lighthouse is the oldest working lighthouse in the country.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL:
The Vizcaya Museum is a former villa and estate of the businessman James Deering. Now a museum, the Vizcaya still retains most of its original furnishings as well as the historic layout of the formal gardens. Here you will find sites such as the Main House with 34 decorated rooms that hold over 2,500 art objects and furnishings as well as ten acres of European-inspired formal gardens.
Railroad Museum, Miami, FL:
The railroad museum has over three miles of tracks of preserved railroad history. The Museum strives to teach history with interactive displays, artifacts, movies and railroad materials. It houses over 30 historic trains such as the "Silver Crescent" which was the Western Pacific's most prized railroad car. Here you will also find engines such as Florida East Coast "113."
Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg, FL:
This tropical paradise is St. Petersburg's oldest living museum; a century-old attraction featuring thousands of plants, butterflies & wildlife shows. The Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise with more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers. You can see the resident birds there are well as some exotics and even get them to talk back to you. The flamingos are adorable too of course and the gardens also have a beautiful koi pond on site. This is a photographer and nature lovers dream!