has some of the world's most immaculate beaches.
The las Olas Boulevard is a very trendy boulevard featuring independently owned
and operated restaurants and shops. The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art is a very
intriguing attraction with many different types of art. If you want a chance to
experience the Florida everglades it is suggested that you visit the Everglades
Holiday Park. The fashion mall at plantation has three major fashion chains, including
Macy's Lord and taylor. If you are looking for new clothes this mall is sure to
please you. The beach place is a three level entertainment and shopping center.
If you would like to ride your bike you may want to visit Markham Park, or bring
your golf clubs and tee off at the Arrowhead Golf Course, it has panoramic views
and breath-taking scenery. Ft Lauderdale is a city of islands held together by
an intricate web of canals, rivers, bays and waterways hundreds of miles long.
Needless to say, boating is a favorite city pastime, whether zooming along on
a speedboat, enjoying a fishing charter, or cruising the coastline by yacht. Beautiful
homes of every size and style make up the bulk of this primarily residential area.
By the beach, a leisurely stroll can be taken along the new landscaping wave wall
design of the beachfront promenade. But this city is anything but sedate. Once
a spring break hot spot, the town still has an energetic and colorful nightlife.
Nearby, charming Lauderdale-By-the-Sea is home to one of the only living coral
reefs in the US accessible from shore.
Las Olas Boulevard, a shoppers paradise, is the chic new shopping and trendy
dining area of downtown. If sports are more your inclination, dozens of golf
courses and hundreds of public parks allow you to absorb the great Florida outdoors.
Cultural arts are also popular. Water taxis bring theater-goers from throughout
the city to the Performing Arts Center on the water.
Antique Car Museum
The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum has tight connections to the Packard
Motor Co. and has done everything to preserve the history and also showcase
the development of American automotive engineering skills. The unique nature
of this museum is that it has pre world war vehicles including a 1909 Packard
Model 18 Speedster, a 1947 Packard Model 2111 Clipper 8 Deluxe Custom Pickup
Truck. You will also notice a gallery dedicated to former president Theodore
Roosevelt. Admission: Adults $8.00 Seniors $5.00 Children under 12 are free.
Hours of Operation: monday thru friday from 9am to 3pm.
African American Research Library and Cultural Center
This museum contains over 75,000 books, documents, and artifacts which focus
on African American history and life experience. This 60,000 foot facility has
all types of exhibits for you to look at and enjoy as well as internet and web
access and research and development.
There are over 80 species of beautiful winged creatures, from around the world.
There are over 3 acres of beautiful living butterflies all in different stages
of life. This landmark attraction in south Florida began in 1988 and has been
very successful ever since. You will also notice various ponds and waterfalls
giving this a most natural feel. Admission rates are as follows: $15.95 for
adults and senior citizens, $10.95 for children (ages 4-12). Children ages 3
and younger are free. Group rates are available as well.
Anne Kolb Nature Center
The Anne Kolb Nature Center has over 88 acres of park and recreation land, and
also includes racquetball and tennis courts, as well as volleyball areas and
a playground for the children. Available for rental are two 45+ capacity picnic
areas as well as kayaks and canoes in which you can tour the 350 acres of the
west lake. The children’s playground also has an available splash fountain.
There are over 1500 acres (1.5 hectares) of wetlands with an abundance of animals
and endangered species. There are 5 different boat trails you can explore, you
may also fish, but electric motors are the only type of motors allowed to operate
in this natural wonder of beauty. There is also a five level observatory tower,
fishing pier, and two immaculate nature trails. A 250 seat Amphitheater, 3,500
gallon aquarium, 10 minute ecological video and a 6,060 square foot mangrove
hall round out the attractions here at the nature center. It can be rented for
weddings or other special occasions including meetings. A 42 seat boat makes
guided tours for 40 minute sessions. Admission is as follows: West Lake Park’s
regular weekend and gate entrance fee of $1 per person (children 5 and under
free) will be in effect. There is no entrance fee for Anne Kolb Nature Center.
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum contains a 5,000 square foot exhibit hall consisting
of artifacts and cultural displays different to the Florida Seminole. The exhibits
depict the way of living of the Seminoles in South Florida during the late 1800’s.
The different ways of Hunting, cooking, travel, marriage, folklore and spiritual
beliefs are displayed in an historical fashion. The museum has rare Seminole
artifacts which are borrowed from the Smithsonian Institution. Items are leggings,
moccasins, bracelets, beaded sashes, and turtle shell rattles. The exhibits
also include Seminole war-period weaponry including swords and guns. ,The exhibit
gallery also has computers for those who would like to look at information regarding
the Seminole unique history and culture. Admission is as f