• The Giraffe Overlook is a unique exhibit that elevates you to eye level with a giraffe! Plan your family vacation today. Find out about special deals.
    The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

    You can see eye-to-eye with a Giraffe at the zoo.

    The Giraffe Overlook is a unique exhibit that elevates you to eye level with a giraffe! Plan your family vacation today. Find out about special deals. Learn More

  • No need to trailer your boat, rent one from Boat Florida Rentals.

    Jump into fun on the St. Johns River.

    No need to trailer your boat, rent one from Boat Florida Rentals. Learn More

  • The botanical gardens offer acres of native Florida plants plus themed gardens with exotic species from around the world.
    The Botanical Gardens

    Walk through waves of color in the botanical gardens.

    The botanical gardens offer acres of native Florida plants plus themed gardens with exotic species from around the world.


Zoo & Wildlife

Take your family on an adventure at one of our great outdoor attractions, perfect for families!

Learn about local plants and wildlife with a visit to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Interactive and educational exhibits keep kids engaged in learning about the more than 2,000 exotic animals. Don’t miss the award-winning Range of the Jaguars exhibit or the Giraffe Overlook, where you can stand eye-to-eye with a giraffe! Save time for a stroll through the beautiful Botanical Gardens, which feature colorful examples of native Northeast Florida plants, as well as several themed pocket-gardens. The newest exhibit, The Land of the Tiger, is a must see! Take the little ones to cool off in the 4,000 square foot Splash Ground area and adjacent Discovery Center, which features mazes, a tree house, a penguin tunnel, and a ton of interactive activities. 

Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary provides a forever home to endangered big cats like lions, tigers, cougars, and leopards. The ranch also provides hours of educational entertainment to families. Try a nighttime feeding tour, when these mostly nocturnal animals are out and about and roaring!



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Kayaking and Canoeing at Hanna Park

Get the entire family outdoors and closer to nature with a fun and relaxing kayak or canoe tour at Hanna Park. Adventure Kayak Florida rents single seat sit-inside…

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    Biking at Hanna Park

    Bring out the adventurous side of you at Hanna Park’s exciting and challenging mountain bike trails. Adventure Kayak Florida has high quality…

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    Open House in Fleming Island

    OPEN HOUSE Covered front porch & elegant two-story entry welcome guests to this new home. At the front of the home, you'll find a study and and…

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    “Top to Bottom” Walking Tour

    See the skyline views of Downtown Jacksonville from the "Top", venture into the secret underground tunnels in the "Bottom", and experience other behind…

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    Biking at Hanna Park

    Biking at Hanna Park

    Bring out the adventurous side of you at Hanna Park’s exciting and challenging mountain bike trails.

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    Kayaking and Canoeing at Hanna Park

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    Artists & World War I:  The Battlefront

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    World War I was the first truly mechanized global war, and it changed everything, including art. This 4-part series examines how artists captured the…

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    North Beach Art Walk

    North Beaches Art Walk is a free event held the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 pm. Featuring many local visual artists and live performers,…

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    North Beaches Art Walk

    North Beaches Artwalk is a free event held the third Thursday of each month from 5 to 9 pm. Featuring many local visual artisit and live performers.…

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    The Elbow Social

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