has plentiful tourist spots for people of all ages and interests. The city’s mild climate allows you to enjoy attractions all year long. Spend your time in Jacksonville by exploring the museums, enjoying the concerts and festivals, and the city skyline. Here’s a list of some of the best tourist spots in Jacksonville-
Fort Caroline National Memorial- Historical Memorial!
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Fort Caroline preserves the history of French settlers in sixteenth century Florida. This memorial is the first colony built by French in Jacksonville, and features the stories of survival, disputes and exploration between Europeans and American Indians. To know more about the French Huguenots who established the first protestant colony in the US, do visit this spot! Also, do visit the nature trail that encompasses this remarkable structure. Address:
12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225, United StatesPhone:
1 904-641-7155Website: www.nps.gov/foca
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens- Great Spot for Art Lovers!
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Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens features a varied selection of fine and famous arts. It includes exhibits from the works of the country's and the world’s best contemporary artists, and also hold a permanent collection of about 5,000 artworks. The museum is also popular for its beautiful gardens. The St. John's River flows behind this magnificent museum, offering a picturesque background and serene atmosphere. Once you step out of garden, the view is breathtaking. Address:
829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204, United StatesPhone:
1 904-356-6857Opening hours:
Tuesday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm; Monday-ClosedWebsite: www.cummermuseum.org
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville is housed in the redesigned historic Western Union Telegraph Building, which features exhibition galleries, impressive permanent collection exhibitions, education studios, auditorium, a light filled Atrium Gallery, Museum Shop, and Cafe Nola. Around 1,000 works of art are displayed in this museum, not inclusive of special exhibitions.Address:
333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, United StatesPhone:
1 904-366-6911Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm; Monday-ClosedWebsite: www.mocajacksonville.org
Museum of Science and History- Edutainment!
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The Museum of Science and History (MOSH) features several hands-on exhibits of interest for all ages. It includes the Bryan Gooding Planetarium which has more than 8000 stars, displays that showcases the life amid the pre-Columbian era, and a lot of kidspace displays. The planetarium has many entertainment and education shows every day. Address:
1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United StatesPhone:
1 904-396-6674Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Friday-10:00am-8:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm; Sunday-12:00pm-5:00pmWebsite: www.themosh.org
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens- In the company of animals and birds!
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The Jacksonville Zoo has over 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 varieties of plants. The zoo’s significant displays include Land of the Tiger, Range of the Jaguar, Savanna Blooms Garden, and Giraffe Overlook. It offers a merry go round, zoo train ride, and refreshments. If the children are with you, do go for the petting zoo where a pinewood trail heads you to several friendly animals. Educational and exciting spot!Address:
370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218, United StatesPhone:
1 904-757-4463Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday-Sinday:9:00am-6:00pmWebsite: www.jacksonvillezoo.org
Jacksonville Landing- Its Vibrant, Its Varied!
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The Jacksonville Landing offers St. Johns River views, restaurants, live entertainment-concerts and festivals, and shopping spots ranging from antiques to modish. Enjoy the magnificent views of Jacksonville while munching on delectable eats in one of many eateries that dot this complex.Address:
2 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202, United StatesPhone:
1 904-353-1188Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm; Friday-Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:30pmWebsite: www.jacksonvillelanding.com
Kingsley Plantation- Beautiful view of history!
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The Kingsley Plantation is the oldest plantation standing in Florida. The plantation carries a rich history. This spot offers a ranger guided tour and huge grounds, including the remains of the slave cabins.History comes alive at this spot!Address:
11676 Palmetto Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32226, United StatesPhone:
1 904-251-3537Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pmWebsite: www.nps.gov/timu
Southbank Riverwalk- Wonderful stroll along the St. Johns River!
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Southbank Riverwalk is a 1.2 mile boardwalk lying on the banks of the Saint John's River. This broadwalk is a superb spot to unwind and enjoy the city skyline in the backdrop. This spot has many popular restaurants, and some of the top spots, such as Friendship Fountain and Jacksonville Landing are within walking distance from this place.Address:
Jacksonville, FL 32207, United StatesPhone:
Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center- Jax Maritime History!
Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center is a non-profit museum that gives an insight into the maritime history of this port city. It features ship models, shipping logs and interactive exhibits on the city’s nautical history.
The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202, United StatesPhone:
1 904-355-1101Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pmWebsite: www.jacksonvillemaritimeheritagecenter.org
Metropolitan Park- Gorgeous Spot!
Metropolitan Park hosts many events, music concerts and festivals, such as Rockville, World of Nation’s, and many more, are held at this spot every year. This park transforms into a lively venue. This park features a playground, landscaped gardens, picnic area, and a performance pavilion.
4110 Gator Bowl Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202, United StatesPhone:
1 904-630-0837Website: www.metropolitanpark.org
A Map Guide on the Best Tourist Spots in Jacksonville