Canaveral National Seashore
New Smyrna Beach
Vehicle-free beach. Lagoons. Nature trials. Eldora State house
Turtle Mound archeological site. Primitive camping. $5.00 per vehicle.
rates. Park open daily 6am-6pm.
Birthplace of Speed Park
and Granada Blvd.
This oceanfront park commemorates the first automobile race held on the
adjacent beach in 1903. Picnic area. Restrooms. Dune walkover. Open
daily runrise to sunset. Admission: free.
Bulow Plantation Ruins
State Historic Site
Old Dixie Highway, north of Ormond Beach
Founded in 1821, "Bulow Ville" plantation was destroyed in the Seminole
Indian War. Ruins and open-air museum. Picnic facilities and canoe
rentals. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
Former winter home of John D. Rockefeller. Contains Rockefeller period
room and other exhibits. Tours are offered 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday; and 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Debary Hall Historic Site
Debary, FL 32713
Once the retreat of the rich and famous, this public site now offers a
window on the history of the St. Johns River.
Dummett Sugar Mill Ruins
Bulow Creek State Park
Old Dixie Highway north of Ormond Beach
Located on what was known as the Dummett Plantation, these ruins are of
what is believed to be the first steam-powered sugar mill in Florida.
Freemanville Historic Site
3431 Ridgewood Ave.
A state historic marker was unveiled in February 2003 recognizing this
historic community settled by free slaves after the Civil War in 1867.
Two of the community's original buildings remain.
Howard Thurman Home
614 Whitehall Street
Childhood home of Dr. Howard Thurman, mentor of Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Included on
the Florida Black Heritage Trail.
Jackie Robinson Ballpark
105 E. Orange Ave.
This active Class A affiliate ballpark remains much the same as it was
on March 17, 1946 when Jackie Robinson played in the first integrated
Major League Baseball spring training game.
Daytona Ghost Walk
Main Street & Peninsula Drive
An entertaining journey blending history, scientific data and haunting
Tours begin at 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $8.
under 6 are free. Reservations required.
"New Deal" Permanent
Bethune-Cookman College, Carl S. Swisher Library
McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach
Established by Smithsonian Institute. Showcases contributions of FDR's
"Black Cabinet." Hours are subject to the academic calendar, including
holidays, and semester breaks.
Beach Street and surrounding area
Sleepy tree-lined streets where the town began in the early 1870s.
Downtown Halifax Historic Museum. Live Oak Inn. Riverfront park
contains Burgoyne and Brownie the town dog memorials.
Ormond Tomb Park
3268 Old Dixie Hwy, Ormond Beach
(386) 257-6000, ext. 5953
13 acres with nature trails and historic markers. Picnic Area.
Playground. Restrooms. Volleyball. Open daily sunrise to sunset.
Pioneer Settlement for the
Two blocks west of the intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and State Road 40
Ten-acre area contains exhibits depicting lifestyle of early settlers.
Folk crafts. Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. -
2 p.m. Adult admission: $2.50. Children 5 - 12: $1.50
Ponce de Leon Inlet
4931 S. Peninsula Drive
More than 100 years old, the 175-foot lighthouse is the second tallest
lighthouse in the United States. Museum displays. Rare Fresnel Lens
exhibit. Gift shop. 203-step climb to the top. Open daily 10 am - 5 p.m.
(fall/winer), 10am-9pm (Memorial Day till Labor Day). Adult admission:
$5. Children: $1.50
Bethune-Cookman College, Carl S. Swisher Library
640 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach
(386) 255-1401, ext. 321
Depicts life in the community of Rosewood, Florida from 1845 to the
infamous Rosewood Massacre of January 1, 1923. Open Tuesdays and
Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Speeding Through Time
Daytona Beach Boardwalk
Granite blocks built into the boardwalk chronicle the history of racing
in the Daytona Beach area up to 1959 when the Daytona International
Sugar Mill Botanical
950 Old Sugar Mill Road
English sugar mill ruin. Botanical gardens. Life-size concrete dinosaur
statues. Human sundial. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Admission:
Tomoka Mounds and Middens
Tomoka State Park
2099 N. Beach St.
This archaelological site is a large complex of burial mounds and shell
middens that comprise one of the earliest Native American settlements on
the Central East Coast of Florida. Admission.
1801 W. International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach
(386) 253-RACE (7223)
Enjoy NASCAR, IROC, AMA, sports car, and other racing throughout the
1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona USA is a one-of-a-kind interactive motorsports attraction
featuring hands-on activities designed to appeal to everyone. Among the
high-energy motorsports shows and activities at the "Official Attraction
include the motion simulator rides "ACCELERATION ALLEY" and "DAYTONA
DREAM LAPS," "The Daytona 500 Movie" and the
16-second-Pit-Stop-Challenge. Also, don't forget to check out the
winning Daytona 500 car
in Gatorade Victory Lane or take a behind scenes 30-minute tour of
Daytona International Speedway.
Living Legends of Auto
253 Riverside Drive
(386) 257- 2828
Early racing memorabilia. Antique racers. Photographs. Open Wed. -
Sat., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission: free.
Lighthouse Point Park
5000 S. Atlantic Ave.
Lighthouse Point Park consists of 52 acres of pristine land on the north
side of Ponce de Leon Inlet. The 52-acre park features fishing, nature
trails, an observation deck and tower, swimming and picnicking. A
variety of wildlife call the park home, including raccoons, possums,
skunks, armadillos, shore birds and birds of prey. Lighthouse Point Park
is open from 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. There is a $3.50 per vehicle admission
Sun Splash Park
611 S. Atlantic Ave.
Beachgoers can sun, splash and beat the heat at Volusia County’s Sun
Splash Park. The park features an interactive water fountain, decorative
walkways, a shaded playground, volleyball courts, picnic areas,
restrooms, outdoor showers, two beach access ramps and a
Coca-Cola-sponsored "cool zone." The four-acre facility also provides 95
off-beach parking spaces. The park is open from sunrise to sunset. Entry
East of the Adam's Mark Resort (100 N. Atlantic Avenue)
With its picturesque view of the Atlantic shoreline and close proximity
to local eating and drinking establishments, Oceanfront Park includes a
large grass area and a lighted volleyball court. Entry is free.
Tom Renick Park
1565 Oceanshore Blvd.
Sheltered picnic areas. Playground with padded floor.
Disability-accessible restrooms. Water fountain. Outdoor showers.
Fifty off-street parking spaces. Handicapped parking. Wheelchair
accessible walkway. Admission: free.
Richard Petty Driving
Daytona International Speedway
1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
(800) BE-PETTY, (704) 455-9443
Experience Daytona Beach at 150 mph. Ride along or learn to dive
yourself on Daytona International Speedway's 2.5-mile track. Packages
include admission to DAYTONA USA. Call for times and prices.
Speed Park Motorsports
Fentress Blvd., Daytona Beach
(386) 253-FAST (3278) email us at:
Three go-kart racetracks. Includes dragsters that go from 0-75 mph!
African American and
Caribbean American Museum of Art
Permanent gallery containing more than 150 pieces of African and
Caribbean art. Six rotating visual arts exhibits. Hours are 10 a.m. - 4
p.m. Wednesday - Saturday.
Art League of Daytona
433 S. Palmetto Avenue
Changing monthly exhibits. The League hosts workshops, classes and
demonstrations throughout the year and features an art video library.
Open 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Atlantic Center for the
New Smyrna Beach
(800) 393-6975, (386) 427-6975
Artists-in-residence community. Gallery exhibitions, performances, and
tours. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. except on holidays. Admission is free.
Fred Dana Marsh Museum
Tomoka State Park
2099 N. Beach Street
Collection of the works by Ormond Beach sculptor and architect, Fred
Dana Marsh. Also various cultural, natural, and historical exhibits
indigenous to the area. Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.
Halifax Historical Museum
Showcases the history of the Daytona Beach area. Open Tuesday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adult admission: $3.00. Children less
than 12: $1.00. Children free on Saturdays.
Harvey W. Lee Jr. Memorial
Mary McLeod Bethune Fine Arts Center
151 Lincoln Street, Daytona Beach
(386) 255-1401, ext. 522
Changing exhibits feature the work of artists throughout the Southeast.
Permanent collection of African art. Tours Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. -
12:00 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Museum of Arts and
1040 Museum Blvd.
Multi-cultural exhibits in art, science and history. Permanent and
traveling exhibitions. Planetarium shows. Open Tuesday - Friday, 9
a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
Ormond Memorial Art Museum
78 East Granada Blvd.
Lush tropical gardens. Nature trails, fish ponds and fountains. Museum
features changing monthly exhibits. Open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4
p.m.; Saturday - Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.
Southeast Museum of
Daytona Beach Community College, Building 100
1200 International Speedway Blvd.
Florida's official museum of photography. Admission is free.
Open Monday & Wednesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 7
p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.