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The Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail is a 14.5-mile multi-use paved trail on Jacksonville's west side. It goes through the northern corner of Baldwin and is used by cyclists, skaters, walkers, runners and equestrians. Distances are marked in half-mile increments, beginning at the Jacksonville end, and there are rest spots throughout with picnic tables at 5.5 miles and 12.5 miles. The eastern end of the trail is on Imeson Road, about a half-mile north of Commonwealth Avenue, west of the intersection of Commonwealth and I-295. There is no entrance fee for the trail.
Skydive Jacksonville is where you head to when you want a taste of Jacksonville's Adventure sports! For the ultimate high, give North Florida's Highest Tandem Jumps a try. It will be an experience that will last you a lifetime. While you are having the time of your life, you can also get certified as a skydiver! Located at Herlong Airport, these adventure sports activities are based out of the airport itself. Contact them at their toll free number 1 888 586 7529.
This is definitely not your ordinary tourist attraction. Although strangely enough, it provides a necessary product for many Central Florida theme parks. Sally is one of the world's leading creators of animatronics (robotic) characters. Guided tours take you to the production floor, art and programming areas, and end with an entertaining one-of-a-kind animatronics show. You must call and make reservations. All tours are free.
Situated on the St. Johns River, this riverside playground features great restaurants and shopping opportunities. Jacksonville Landing's facade is a famed part of the Jacksonville skyline. Clothing, gifts, music and more fill the shops and a food court and wide variety of restaurants stave off starvation. Outdoor concerts and special events take place regularly at the Landing, making it a favorite gathering spot in the city for visitors and locals out to eat, drink and dance the night away.
One of the world's tallest fountains, this spectacular piece of architecture is an impressive 200 feet in diameter and shoots water more than 120 feet into the air. At night, the colorful lighting turns the splashing waters into an animated, playful work of art. A lovely green space surrounds the fountain and comes complete with picnic tables and seating for relaxing and admiring the views of the St Johns River and city skyline. You will find the fountain next to the Museum of Science and History on Museum Circle.
Located inside Jacksonville Museum of Science and History, it offers regular shows for the whole family focusing on our solar system. Famed summertime Cosmic Concerts combine laser light shows with music ranging from classic rock to modern pop. Admission is free with paid admission to the Museum of Science and History. Originally named the Alexander Brest Planetarium, but after the Henry and Lucy Gooding Endowment and the Bryan family made a gift of nearly half a million dollars to the Museum, the planetarium was officially renamed the Bryan Good Planetarium in the Alexander Brest Science Theater
Built in 2003, the stadium is home to the Jacksonville Suns of the Southern League. It can hold up to 11,000 people, features 12 luxurious sky boxes and 4 sky decks with private seating. The distance between home plate and center field in the Southern League is the longest in this field. For the convenience of the audience, there are plenty of rest rooms and first aid facility as well as a video scoreboard. With such great up-close views, it's difficult to not enjoy a game here.
Elegance, show, and class — that's what the Jacksonville Metropolitan Park projects at first glance. The riverside complex sports a large white facade with polished glass windows and yields to expansive interiors where some of the world's greatest names in the music and entertainment industries wow fans from all over the world. The venue is also a prime spot for political assemblies, rallies, festivals and religious gatherings. The park is fully accessible and has facilities to make it an ideal spot for a fun-filled family day out.
This nature preserve is soon to be renamed Ortega Preserve. Ringhaver Park offers more than 500 acres of natural land on the banks of the beautiful Ortega River, close to Orange Park and the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. Bike and nature trails wind through the park, which offers scenic picnic areas and spots to enjoy the surrounding wildlife. There is a huge themed play area for children, which includes pirate ships, sandboxes and jungle swings. There are also a few tennis courts and baseball diamonds. Admission to the park is free.
Golfers have long enjoyed playing Bent Creek Golf Course, the city of Jacksonville's public golf course. Since Bent Creeks's opening in 1989, the 6,620-yard course has provided a fun and challenging golf experience for residents of Northeast Florida and visitors alike. Crafted by renowned architect Bobby Weed with consulting services by Mark McCumber, Bent Creek's meandering terrain takes golfers through a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, towering pines, and alongside creeks and swales. The championship layout boasts bent grass greens, plush fairways and a state of the art lighted practice facility.
Welcome to Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park, Jacksonville's largest city-maintained park, which stretches across more than 500 acres, featuring a nature education center, walking and biking trails and a wildlife watchtower. There is a year-round nature program for children, and adults can join in the outdoor classroom's educational and entertaining pastimes. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the park, with pavilions, grills, archery range and kiddy playground. The entrance is located on Roosevelt Boulevard, across from the main entrance to Jacksonville Naval Air Station southwest of downtown. There is no charge for entry into the park.
Visit white rhinos, crocodiles, lions and more on a Plains of Africa tour at The Jacksonville Zoo. An overlook area allows visitors to observe elephants and giraffes. Native Florida wildlife can also be seen, including the jaguar, endangered Florida panther and American alligator. There is so much to see here that you should allow an entire day to catch it all! Refreshments are available throughout the park.