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  • World Golf Hall of Fame  World Golf Hall of Fame Jacksonville
    Is a must see if you thoroughly enjoy golf.  The World of Golf Hall of Fame is a first class facility where the greatest players and contributors are honored.  World Golf Hall of Fame displays historic artifacts, videos, photographs, personal memorabilia from the Hall of Fame members and interactive exhibits.  The World Golf Hall of Fame is open year round and showcases the fascinating history of golf along with some of the finest participants.  Each Fall there is an Induction Ceremony which is a must see for all golf fans and those visitors who love history.   The annual Induction Ceremony is held on an outdoor stage across from the Hall of Fame.  Inductees are welcomed by fellow Hall of Fame members in front of other members, family, friends and fans.  This ceremony is free and open to the public with limited seating. During the ceremony, inductees receive a special trophy, individual lockers in the Member Locker Room and a unique bronze plaque that is hung alongside other members on the Wall of Fame that is located in Shell Hall.  When you visit the World Golf Hall of Fame, your trip also includes a ticket to the IMAX Theater.  The 300-seat IMAX Theater is the largest in northeast Florida, the six-story high screen will make the audience feel as though they are part of the movie....   The IMAX Theater features educational & entertaining films.  The Hall of Fame has several fascinating permanent exhibits and visitors have the opportunity to  learn the history of the Hall from its roots in Pinehurst & learn what it takes to get ready for each year's induction Ceremony and much more.  Highlights of the permanent exhibits include; The Walk of Champions- surrounding Kelly Lake, this quarter mile brick walkway also known as the Walk of Champions.  Here you will see signatures of Hall of Fame members etched in granite. The Putting Course- is an 18-hole, natural grass putting course that lets you put your golf skills to the test at the home of golf's greatest players.  One round is included with your admission.  The Member Locker Room- features authentic, full size lockers one for each Hall of Fame member.  This exhibit from time to time changes displaying personal items contributed by many of the members telling stories from the members careers & their personal lives.  Items on display include: golf bags, trophies, clubs, badges and unique personal items such as baseball bats, a red sequined evening dress, cow bell, football, a Barbie doll and much more.  Another must see exhibit is the Trophy Tower- this is one of the most recognized features of the World Golf Hall of Fame.  The Trophy Tower holds a collection of the game's most prestigious treasures.  Also displayed are major championship trophies, THE PLAYERS Championship, Ryder Cupand World Golf Championship trophies and more. And Last is The Royal and Ancient Game- Visitors will learn more than five centuries of golf from its formative years in Scotland.  Visitors can walk across the life-size replica of the famous Swilcan Burn Bridge which is modeled after the original bridge which is located at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.   When you visit the World Golf Hall of Fame visitors are delighted to see the variety of amazing exhibits, you never know what you will discover around the next corner.  Everyone who enjoys golf should not miss a visit to The World Golf Hall of Fame which is located at World Golf Village in historic St. Augustine.

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  • The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens   The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Jacksonville
    Should not be missed on your visit to Jacksonville.  The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens offers a large variety of special events along with a large permanent collection of over 5,500 works of art displayed along the riverfront campus.  The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens welcomes more than 95,000 visitors annually, visitors of all ages can participate in Art Connections where visitors can participate in a variety of interactive exhibits designed to educate visitors and give them a better understanding of the art pieces in the museum's permanent collection. The Cummer Museum also offers classes for children and adults.  The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens was originally built on the site of the home of Arthur & Ninah Cummer, opened its doors in November 1961.  The Museums collection consisted of Ninah's small collection of sixty pieces and today the Cummer's permanent collection has grown to more than 5,000 works of art.   The Cummer Museum displays a fantastic collection of Antiquities, European works of art, American works of art, The Meissen Porcelain Collection and a Special Collection.   The Cummer Gardens in Jacksonville boasts one of the most stunning gardens in Northeast Florida.  These beautiful gardens are located on the banks of the St. Johns River, the gardens have a fascinating  history going back over 100 years.  Throughout the year these stunning gardens are filled with rare horticultural specimens found in various locations within the gardens including nestled under the large canopy of mature live oak trees. In addition to all the lush plantings the Cummer Gardens also features beautiful fountains, reflecting pools, antique ornaments, arbors and amazing sculptures all used to create a spectacular outdoor space sure to compliment any of the museum's collection.  These beautiful gardens were created by one of Jacksonville's most prominent family who settled in Florida in the early 1900's.  Arthur Cummer along with his brother Waldo Cummer came from a long line of lumber barons.  These two brothers lead the Cummer Lumber Company while their wives, Ninah & Clara Cummer were the masterminds of designing the stunning gardens which surround their homes.  As you tour the grounds you will discover The Upper Gardens, English Gardens, Olmsted Gardens, Seasonal and Italian Gardens. Garden lovers will be in awe as they try to take it all in...

January 11, 2011