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Ranked #1 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Navigate the canals that have earned Fort Lauderdale its nickname, "Venice of America."
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Ranked #2 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #3 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Museums
Owner description: This museum is a reproduction of a Packard showroom from the 1920s. On display are 22 Packard motor cars from the 1900s to... more » Owner description: This museum is a reproduction of a Packard showroom from the 1920s. On display are 22 Packard motor cars from the 1900s to the 1940s, all in full working order. Among them, are Roadsters with compartments for golf clubs, a doctor's coupe with a compartment for his medical bag, and a 1929 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton that can self-lubricate its chassis as it drives along the road. « less
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Ranked #4 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; Art Museums; Gardens
Owner description: Ponds with bonnet water lilies and tropical gardens surround this historic 35-acre 1921 courtyard style waterfront home,... more » Owner description: Ponds with bonnet water lilies and tropical gardens surround this historic 35-acre 1921 courtyard style waterfront home, whose artistic and innovative owners, famed artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife Evelyn, made equally beautiful inside. « less
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Ranked #5 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Beaches! That's why you came to Fort Lauderdale and its 23 miles of beachfront are some of the best in Florida, whether... more » Owner description: Beaches! That's why you came to Fort Lauderdale and its 23 miles of beachfront are some of the best in Florida, whether you're here for the sun, ocean or people watching. « less
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Ranked #6 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #7 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Malls; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Twinkling lights set the stage each evening for South Florida’s most architecturally unique, authentic, and eclectic shopping... more » Owner description: Twinkling lights set the stage each evening for South Florida’s most architecturally unique, authentic, and eclectic shopping and dining district. Stroll the boulevard, duck in and out of our cool breezeways, and be delighted by what you’ll discover - nowhere else in Florida will you find. . . .Over 30 al fresco dining options, 10 major international art galleries, 2 world class museums, 65 unique shops filled with fashion, accessories, gifts, and more. « less
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Ranked #8 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; State Parks; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation Park. Embark on a thrilling airboat tour through the... more » Owner description: Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation Park. Embark on a thrilling airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Our exhibits feature timed shows where you can hold an alligator and visit magnificent mammals such as the Florida Panther or the Black Leopard. Picnic areas, birthday parties, camping, rv parking. Exclusive private and nighttime airboat tours are now available year round! Open 7 days a week! Just 25 minutes from the heart of Ft. Lauderdale! « less
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Ranked #9 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Public Transportation Systems; Transportation

Get on Board! The Fort Lauderdale Sun Trolley. A great way to see FTL and get around Downtown and the Beaches -- for only one dollar! The Sun Trolley goes just about anywhere you... more »

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Ranked #10 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Resort Communities; Parks
Owner description: Welcome to Everglades Holiday Park! Climb aboard one of our state-of-the-art airboats for an unforgettable adventure in the... more » Owner description: Welcome to Everglades Holiday Park! Climb aboard one of our state-of-the-art airboats for an unforgettable adventure in the Florida Everglades, then take in a live alligator presentation featuring the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue in our world famous Gator Pit! With miles of wetlands before you, you'll journey deep into the Everglades, zipping across the river of grass at top speeds, an expert tour guide leading the way.Lock eyes with an American alligator and snap amazing pictures as you come face-to-face with some of the Everglades most unusual and exciting animals. Airboat tours at Everglades Holiday Park are an hour long, and that's plenty of time to meet and greet with some of the area's most exotic and unforgettable wildlife. Our captains are more than skilled, they're true "Gladesmen" intimately familiar with the area and prepared to take you where you need to be to experience the sights and sounds you'll treasure forever. « less
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Ranked #11 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: The Historic Stranahan House Museum is the City's oldest surviving structure. The story of the Stranahan House is the story... more » Owner description: The Historic Stranahan House Museum is the City's oldest surviving structure. The story of the Stranahan House is the story of a family, a house, and a city. The Stranahan House was built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan, Fort Lauderdale's founding father, and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the area's first school teacher. The house has served as a trading post, post office, community center, town hall and home to the Stranahans. The Stranahan House has stood at the center of Fort Lauderdales growth since it was built and played a significant role in the economic and social life of this community. Open daily for guided House tours at 1, 2, and 3pm. Special events, weddings, and holiday programs. « less
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Ranked #12 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: ; State Parks; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Smack in the middle of the city is this 180-acre park, which offers a respite from city life with picnicking, camping,... more » Owner description: Smack in the middle of the city is this 180-acre park, which offers a respite from city life with picnicking, camping, swimming and canoeing and a chance to tour the home of the generous man who donated his lovely estate to Florida. « less
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$59* and up
Ranked #13 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Science Museums; Movie Theaters
Owner description: There is always something new happening at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Spend a day of discovery exploring hundreds... more » Owner description: There is always something new happening at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Spend a day of discovery exploring hundreds of interactive exhibits including the new EcoDiscovery Center. Visitors can take a ride on the Everglades Airboat Adventure, experience hurricane force winds in the Storm Center, dig for fossils alongside a giant prehistoric megalodon, get close to a confrontation between a saber-toothed cat and an Imperial mammoth, and enjoy the playful antics of North American river otters in their two-story indoor/outdoor habitat. See exciting science demonstrations, and presentations by community experts. Discover the amazing Everglades in the Florida EcoScapes exhibit. Hang out with bats, turtles and sharks. Meet an alligator and be charmed by a 6-foot-long snake. Take a ride to Mars or soar through the skies in an FA-18 cockpit simulator. And immerse yourself in a five-story-high film adventure at the AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater, home of the BIGGEST screen in South Florida. Whether you’re two or 82 visit the Museum of Discovery and Science and enjoy a full day of family fun. « less
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Ranked #14 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #15 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is a dynamic cultural hub located between Miami and Palm Beach on vibrant Las Olas... more » Owner description: NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is a dynamic cultural hub located between Miami and Palm Beach on vibrant Las Olas Boulevard in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale's arts district. The museum's distinctive modernist building, which opened in 1986, was designed by the renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. NSU Museum of Art's permanent collections contain more than 6,000 works, including celebrated holdings by the post-war, avant-garde European Cobra artists, the nation's largest collection of works by American painter William Glackens, and a significant collection of works by leading Latin American artists. The museum's 83,000 square-foot building contains 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, the 250-seat Horvitz Auditorium, a bookstore and cafe. Its 11,000 square-foot AutoNation Academy of Art + Design is located adjacent to the museum and includes state-of-the-art studios and classrooms. « less
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Ranked #16 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: 2014 Celebrating 20 years of Funky Fish Fun... Awarded one of the top childrens program in the world. Snorkeling Lessons in... more » Owner description: 2014 Celebrating 20 years of Funky Fish Fun... Awarded one of the top childrens program in the world. Snorkeling Lessons in the pool and shallow ocean, skim alone the shoreline, boogie board in the waves, tie-dye t-shirts at the ebach and learn about the amazing coral reef right off-shore. Every Day Year Round 10am-3pm Ages 4-17 Fort Lauderdale Beach Pompano Beach Deerfield Beach Boca Raton Beach Hollywood Beach « less
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Ranked #17 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
This museum has exhibits of swimming legends.
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Ranked #18 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers; Race Car Tracks; Sports Complexes
Owner description: XBK ZONE is Classic Fun for the Modern Family! South Florida's most unique indoor family entertainment facility showcases... more » Owner description: XBK ZONE is Classic Fun for the Modern Family! South Florida's most unique indoor family entertainment facility showcases the longest indoor go kart track with race karts that can reach speeds of 45mph. Our single seat karts accommodate drivers that are a minimum of 8 years old AND 54' or taller. We offer a "real racing experience" on our 1/2 mile long asphalt track and European gas powered karts. Get in the race at only $10 for youth races and $20 for adult race sessions! Our brand new Hershey's Shake Shoppe Arcade features the latest titles and coolest prizes with interactive play for all ages. COMING WINTER 2014, our exclusive family bowling lanes will be complete. Plus, we will host the first Hershey's Ice Cream Shake Shoppe in South Florida! Enjoy all American burgers and shakes surrounded by a retro automobile memorabilia. Stay updated on our website and follow us socially on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. « less
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Ranked #19 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Playgrounds; Parks
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Ranked #20 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Museums
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Ranked #21 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Convention Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #22 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #23 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Specialty Shops; Historic Walking Areas
Stroll through this area to find shopping, dining, and many cultural attractions.
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Ranked #24 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Open: Tuesday through Sunday Noon to 4 PM. Admission is $10 and includes a self-guided tour of the New River Inn and a... more » Owner description: Open: Tuesday through Sunday Noon to 4 PM. Admission is $10 and includes a self-guided tour of the New River Inn and a docent-led tour of the 1907 King-Cromartie House and the 1899 Replica School House.Docent-led tours begin at 1 PM, 2 PM and 3PM. About the New River Inn Museum: This 1905 hotel was the first property in Broward County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is Broward’s oldest remaining hotel building, and it was constructed for owner Philemon Bryan by Edwin T. King, the area’s first contractor. Built of hollow concrete blocks made with sand barged from the beach, it set the standard for south Florida construction. The hotel, which operated until 1955, featured 24 guest rooms, a dining room, sewer and irrigation systems, running ice water and was lit with carbide lamps. Today the building houses our history museum. The museum store carries a vast array of unique items including our renowned collection of historic prints and books, original art, old-time toys and one-of-a-kind accents for the home. Give a gift that will be treasured forever—a gift of time. For your convenience you can purchase items from our online store or in the Museum Store (located inside the New River Inn). « less
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Ranked #25 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #26 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Stand-up for a Cause, a 501(c)3 non profit organization provides, promotes, organizes, manages and administers recreational,... more » Owner description: Stand-up for a Cause, a 501(c)3 non profit organization provides, promotes, organizes, manages and administers recreational, educational and physically challenging lessons, courses, tours, classes and events, for the benefit of the community and for those who are disadvantaged, disabled, or in need of assistance. Program activities will promote health and individual achievement, build confidence, strengthen the mind, body and spirit, educate the community and foster a clean environment. « less
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Ranked #27 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
Offers interactive exhibits and activities for children.
Ranked #28 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Health Clubs
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Ranked #29 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 54 attractions in Fort Lauderdale
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