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Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Native American Museum - The museum exhibits and artifacts show how our Seminole ancestors lived in the Florida swamps and Everglades.

Beuhler Planetarium - offers a broad spectrum of planetary events.

Billy Swamp Safari - Enjoy and experience the wonders of nature on your next family vacation. Glide effortlessly along the airboat trail  through cypress domes, see alligators, turtles, fish, birds, raccoons and other animals in their natural environment,

Bonnet House - Spend some time with the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens Art Collection. It's like nothing you've ever seen. You can also ask our Curator about the Bonnet House, it's history and people. Sign up for a Bonnet House Lecture to learn more about the history of the Bartletts. Take an Art Class or come for a Music Series. There's lots to do here.

Boomers - Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Rock Wall, Minature Golf, Laser Tag

Butler House - This house and grounds were bequeathed to the Deerfield Beach Historical Society in 1977. It is now the group’s headquarters and is operated as a museum.

Butterfly World 10 acres covered in butterflies  -  aviaries, botanical gardens, butterfly farm, insectorium and a research facility.

Coral Springs Museum of Art - focused on displaying innovative and ethnically diverse Florida artists and providing eclectic and challenging classes for both children and adults.

Creation Studies Museum - Focused primarily on the Ice Age, this museum will display many kinds of fossils and the huge Columbian Mammoth bones found here in Florida. Over the years, as the number of home schooling families continues to grow, the need for outside resources, especially in the area of science, increases greatly. We want to provide homeschoolers with the opportunity to experience exciting hands-on experiments, as well as good, solid, scientific and biblically sound educational materials and curriculum. Hands-on discovery workshops are offered throughout the year,

Davie Pro Rodeo - Enjoy western entertainment and some of the best cowboys and cowgirl competition. 

Everglades Holiday Park (Meet the Gator Boys) - After an hour long Everglades Airboat tour, enjoy live alligator presentation with the Gator Boys and girls of Animal Planet fame. Enjoy stunts, tricks and imporatant information about the conservation and preservation of these wetlands.

Fire and Safety Museum - Established in 2003, the team of volunteers at the Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum has made outstanding progress toward meeting our mission to:1. restore and display Historic Fire Station 3,  2.Present the inspiring story of service and courage of Fort Lauderdale’s Fire Department and firefighters, and 3. to share an exciting and life-changing message of fire safety with our citizens.

Flamingo Gardens - See a touch of Florida history with 60 acres of lush gardens showcasing rare, exotic and native plants. Tour the groves and the Wray Botanical Collection including 16 Champion Trees.

Ft. Lauderdale Antique Car Museum -  This museum contais 22 Packard automobiles from 1900 to the 1940's, along with a gallery dedicated to the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt plus several special collections of automobile memorabilia.  

Ft. Lauderdale Duck Tour - Our Captains lead you through FTL historic streets and a splash into the Intercoastal Waterway at 5th St Marina. It's the best way for locals and visitors to see all that FTL has to offer.

Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art - The Museum's collection of more than six thousand works is international in scope, while strongly reflecting the creative expression of the cultures of South Florida and the Caribbean.

Old Ft. Lauderdale Village and Museum - Located in the city's first hotel on the banks of the New River, the museum's permanent collection and changing exhibits depict the 1870 to 1930 development of Fort Lauderdale

Horseback Riding:
Tradewinds Stables - County operated ony rides, guide trail rides, horse camp.

Malachi Acres - Our main goal for equestrians of all ages is to be proficient in safe riding and horsemanship skills whether they desire recreational riding, horse ownership or to be successful in the show ring.

International Game Fish Association (IGFA) - is the information center of the International Game Fish Association. Its mission is to collect, document, and preserve significant materials and artifacts relating to the past, present and future of sport fish and sport fishing, to provide access to these materials, and to disseminate information to the local, national and international public.

island Water Sports Free Surf Lessons - free surf, standup paddle and skim board lessons.

Jungle Queen Riverboat - The Jungle Queen travels up dreamy New River to Jungle Queen Indian Village.  Along the ways, see historic downtown Ft. Lauderdale and great yacht basins.

Las Olas Gondola Ride - Sit back, relax and see some of the most luxurious homes and gardens of South Florida from a persepctive you can only appreciate from the water at the cozy speed of a gondola. 

Mai Kai Polynesian Show - The essence of Polynesia comes alive in the songs and dances of the celebrated Islanders Revue. Each year, owner and show choreographer Mireille Thornton creates new interpretations of village life in the South Pacific at the turn of the century.

Museum of Science and Discovery - Spend a day of discovery exploring over 200 fascinating interactive exhibits

Old Davie Schoolhouse Historical Museum - This historic structure was the first permanent school in the Everglades and is now Broward County's oldest existing school building. The building was in continuous use as a school until 1980.

Pick Your Own Farms - This page provides a detailed list of the southeast Florida's (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Peach, etc.) pick- your- own (PYO, U-pick, pick-it-yourself) farms.

Sea Experience - join us for scuba diving and glass bottom snorkeling trips where we will venture out to some of our favorite dive sites. The water temperature is warm all year-round making diving or snorkeling enjoyable for all.

South Florida Railway Museum - Our challenge is to provide the public with the history of railroading and how it affected the population growth and industry boom from the 1940's to the 1960's in the South Florida area.

Tradewinds Farm Area - developed to reflect the history of farm activities in Broward County and to educate the public about the various types of farm animals native to the area.

Xtreme Indoor Carting - Xtreme indoor go-cart tracks, arcades and miniature golf.

Young At Art Children's Museum - state-of-the-art studios this Museum offers the exciting opportunity to acquire new skills and techniques and the creative freedom to express ideas, feelings and dreams through art.


Theater - School Day Plays


Coral Springs Center of The Arts - School Day Series
Broward Center of The Performing Arts - Smart Stage Series


Water Parks


Paradise Cove at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines
Tropical Splash at Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium in Lauderhill
Splash Adventure at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach
Castaway Island at T.Y. Park in Hollywood 


County Parks



State Park


Hugh Taylor Birch State Park


Nature Centers



Natural Areas