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Ranked #1 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Reservations required!!! Seven lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the palmetto... more » Owner description: Reservations required!!! Seven lush acres of endangered wildlife surrounded by a botanical garden situated in the palmetto and pine forest of West Palm Beach! Over 200 animals from White Tigers to African Lions, Black Leopards seen from just four feet away you can't get any closer than this by law! Hands on experiences with parrots, kinkajous, alligators, snakes, and well who knows what else. You will have to come by and experience it for yourself! We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit wildlife rescue facility and take in injured native wildlife, orphaned babies, and unwanted exotic pets! Your experience here goes hand in hand with helping us with the tremendous expense in this cause. Help us by staying number one on the West Palm Beach Trip Advisor site by booking a tour today! Price is 25 dollars for adults 15 dollars for children. Reservations required. « less
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Ranked #2 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: This stellar art museum, the largest in Florida, has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation to better showcase its... more » Owner description: This stellar art museum, the largest in Florida, has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation to better showcase its permanent collection of masterpieces by artists such as Picasso, Monet and Matisse. « less
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Ranked #3 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Uptown Art is an exciting new way to spend your night out! We provide the painting instruction, and you bring your beverage... more » Owner description: Uptown Art is an exciting new way to spend your night out! We provide the painting instruction, and you bring your beverage of choice! We take you step-by-step through a painting, so the night is filled with fun times and laughter. Everyone leaves with their own unique masterpiece at the end of class. Our instructors are talented enough to teach everyone (including those of us who can't draw a stick person)! « less
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Ranked #4 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #5 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Transportation
Owner description: The most fun in the sun (and on the rare, cloudy day). Have an adventure...instead of spending the day burning at the... more » Owner description: The most fun in the sun (and on the rare, cloudy day). Have an adventure...instead of spending the day burning at the beach! Ride a motor scooter down US A1A past mansions and Atlantic Ocean vistas. Race a pelican. Ride a bicycle down the world famous Palm Beach Bike Trail... in the backyards of extravagant homes with yachts docked a few feet away. Rates and hours (and more information) are on our website....or call. We are in downtown West Palm Beach....a few blocks from the excitement of Clematis Street....2 blocks from the Waterfront...2 blocks from the shops and restaurants of CityPlace. « less
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Ranked #6 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Art Galleries; Historic Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #7 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Movie Theaters; Theaters; Malls; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Architecturally unique for southern Florida, this popular shopping center resembles a European town and includes more than 50... more » Owner description: Architecturally unique for southern Florida, this popular shopping center resembles a European town and includes more than 50 well-known retail stores, plus restaurants and fast-food eateries. « less
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Ranked #8 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #9 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Although there remains some question as to whether President Kennedy ever intended to use the 1960s bomb shelter built for... more » Owner description: Although there remains some question as to whether President Kennedy ever intended to use the 1960s bomb shelter built for him beneath this island, tourists come in droves to explore the bunker and enjoy the beautiful scenery. « less
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Ranked #11 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Zoos

At the Palm Beach Zoo, not only are you able to get close to a large variety of animals (baby peacocks strolling randomly with momma), but the upper portion of the property is... more »

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Ranked #12 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #13 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: The History of Clematis Street & West Palm Beach Henry Flagler A history of the Clematis Street District or of West Palm... more » Owner description: The History of Clematis Street & West Palm Beach Henry Flagler A history of the Clematis Street District or of West Palm Beach cannot be told without mentioning the name of Henry Flagler. Anyone who has been in Florida for even a short amount of time will recognize the name. It's all over Florida roads, bridges and beaches as well as countless other monuments and museums. Flagler's Dream: Palm Beach Henry Flagler co-founded Standard Oil Company with John D. Rockefeller and also built the Florida railroad from Jacksonville to Key West. He came to the West Palm Beach area in 1893. After being impressed with the natural beauty of the area, he sought to create the most famous resort in the world, Palm Beach. The resort would be conveniently accessible by his own railroad. He built two major hotels, The Breakers and the Royal Poinciana Hotel (later destroyed by a hurricane). He also built what is now West Palm Beach directly across Lake Worth for the service people who worked on the island and as a commercial district. Clematis Street Not only is it one of the trendiest places to be today, it also boasts a long and important history. Clematis Street began as the main thoroughfare of West Palm Beach in the early 20th century. It connected the train station on the west with the ferry to Palm Beach Island on the east. Early 20th Century: Storefronts logically multiplied and lined each way, as Clematis became the "Main Street" of West Palm Beach. The commuters of the day would traverse Clematis Street and frequent these shops before and after work, much like we do today. It's many older buildings display a fascinating journey through South Florida history. Automobiles Change Everything Eventually automobiles, bridges and highways replaced the train, ferry and buggies as the main means of transportation. While once the train station was the link to the outside world, visitors could now arrive via various routes. Okeechobee Boulevard would eventually become the main connection from route 95 over to Palm Beach and Clematis Street would lose its steady flow of passers-by. As the area progressed, suburban sprawl contributed to the growth of metropolitan West Palm Beach, yet the downtown business area remained. The Downtown Development Authority In 1967 the Downtown Development Authority was created to impact Downtown's economic conditions, formulate long-range plans for improving the appeal and accessibility of Downtown facilities, promoting their use, providing remedy to any deterioration of Downtown property values, and most importantly, retaining and attracting businesses to Clematis Street. In short, the DDA works to retain and attract business and to protect the investments of its constituents. Largely due to the Downtown Development Authority Clematis Street is still considered the Main Street of West Palm Beach. « less
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Ranked #14 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
The world's largest dedicated croquet facility.
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Ranked #15 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Convention Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #16 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #17 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #18 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Museums
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Ranked #19 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Art Galleries; Educational Sites
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Ranked #20 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Dog Tracks
One of the oldest greyhound racing tracks in Florida.
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Ranked #21 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (former South Florida Science Museum) provides curious minds of all ages with... more » Owner description: The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (former South Florida Science Museum) provides curious minds of all ages with an entertaining and educational journey through science and technology. The Science Center features more than 50 hands-on exhibits, a digital planetarium, freshwater and saltwater aquariums, as well as natural history exhibitions. Established in 1961, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is a non-profit institution dedicated to its mission; "Open Every Mind to Science". « less
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Ranked #22 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Golf Courses; Museums
Ranked #23 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #24 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Fountains; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Antique Shops; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: A charming district with over 40 antique shops offering an impressive selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, fine and... more » Owner description: A charming district with over 40 antique shops offering an impressive selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, fine and decorative arts, period deco and modern furnishings, and much more. All within walking distance, this vast array of quality antiques stores, specialty shops and art galleries are complemented by several award-winning restaurants. Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful have all heralded Antique Row as one of the east coast's premier antique shopping districts, considered the "antique design center" of Florida. Discover West Palm Beach Antique Row Art & Design District, and see where the world's best interior designers have been shopping for more than 30 years. « less
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Ranked #26 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Museums
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Ranked #27 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #29 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #30 of 37 attractions in West Palm Beach
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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