Kolb Nature Center
West Lake Park, 750 Sheridan St, Hollywood 926-2410. Experience
this 1,430+ acre wetland habitat for wading birds and other native
wildlife. Tidewater Tours offers educational boat tours. The
Center also includes an Intracoastal fishing pier and environmental
exhibit hall. Free.
A1A between Castillo St and Cortez St, Fort Lauderdale. New 100,000-sq.-ft.
shopping, dining and entertainment complex.
Big Cypress Reservation, (941) 954-983-6101. Learn about the
land, history and culture of the Seminole Indians. Skim over
glittering waterscapes in an airboat, paddle a canoe, walk the
Swamp Trail and come face-to-face with the resident alligators.
900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale 954-563-5393. ext 127 A 35-acre
subtropical, historical estate. Open year-round: Tues.-Sat 10am-4pm,
and Sun. 12 pm-4 Last tour 2:30pm. Closed Mon. some holidays
and entire month of September.
Broward Community College Campus, 3501 SW Davie Rd, Davie 954-475-6680.
State-of-the-art facility. Laser light shows, astronomy and space
exploration. Telescope viewing after evening shows. Call for
3600 W Sample Rd, Coconut Creek 977-4400. Stroll through three
acres of lush tropical gardens while thousands of live, brilliantly
colored butterflies soar around. Waterfalls, fish, hummingbirds,
orchids and roses complete natural habitat. Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm,
Sun. 1-5pm. closes 4pm.
Best Boatclub Rentals
Fort Lauderdale - Pier
66 Marina 954-779-3866
Safety-equipped powerboats from 20-33 feet. Drive your own boat!
Dive, snorkel, cruise the Intracoastal or fish for the big one
off shore. Ocean access is allowed.
In Broward County,
five county parks offer campgrounds: C.B. Smith, Easterlin, Markham,
Quiet Waters, and T.Y. All but Quiet Waters offer sites with
full RV hookups, and all have picnic tables, charcoal grills,
and restroom complexes with hot showers. C.B. Smith and T.Y.
include laundry rooms, while T.Y.s restrooms are also air-conditioned.
The area around the Easterlin park office, not far from the campground,
offers a Wi-Fi "hot spot."
Carrie B. Sightseeing Cruises
On Riverwalk at SE 5th Ave, just off Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
768-9920. 1.5 hour cruises of the Intracoastal Waterway, Port
Everglades, yachts of the rich and famous. Daily 11am, 1pm, 3pm.
Holiday Park-Airboat Tours
21940 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale 434-8111 or (800) 226-2244.
Gateway to 750,000 acres of Everglades. Fishing, boat rentals,
campground. Daily 9am-5pm. Airboat tours:
Everglades Day Safari
472-1559, (800) 472-3069
Your Everglades Day Safari will be an exciting adventure through
the different kingdoms that make up the Everglades. You will
be accompanied by a highly trained guide who will discuss the
past, present and future of this truly unique area. Includes
a jungle cruise, nature walk, lunch, drive and airboat ride.
Safaris depart Fort Lauderdale each morning at 7:45am and return
2900 W Sample Rd, Pompano 979-4555. Over 600 stores of new, brand
name merchandise at below outlet prices, plus an 8 screen movie
theater, arcade, food courtand farmers market. Open Tues.-Fri.
9:30am-5pm. Sat.-Sun. 9:30am-6pm.
fishing aboard the Catch My Drift on any of our 3 daily fishing
trips for only $35 per person. Fish for kingfish, snapper, grouper,
dolphin, tuna and more with Fishing Headquarters, Ft. Lauderdales
premier fishing fleet. 301 Seabreeze Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Gardens & Arboretum
3750 Flamingo Rd, Davie 473-2955. Botanical garden and Everglades
wildlife sanctuary. "Free-Flight" Aviary, Children's
Wildlife Encounter, Wray Historical Home and narrated tram tour
through citrus groves. Open 10am-6pm daily.
Flight Fantastic Aerobatics
- Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (954) 295-3136. Aerobatic rides
and scenic tours offered in a Pitts S2B biplane. Experience an
airshow from inside the airplane (hands-on if you like) or enjoy
a scenic flight along the South Florida coastline.
Lauderdale Historical Museum
219 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale 954-463-4431. Tues.-Fri. 10am-4pm.
for the ride of a lifetime? Want an up-close encounter? Willing
to raise your heart rate? Need for speed? Cypress Airboat Rides
are a unique and exciting opportunity for thrill-seekers, taking
you on an incredible journey through one of natures most
incredible destinations the Florida Everglades. You can
contact us at 561 252-4030.
Hugh Taylor Birch State
3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale 954-564-4521. Nature trail,
shaded picnic areas, beach access. In-line skating, volleyball,
canoes, fishing.under 6 free. Terramar Visitor Center open daily.
Great Day Golfing
Under Ft. Lauderdale
Riverfront on Las Olas
Ft. Lauderdale Beach
Our Best Attraction
Explore Fort Lauderdale's
beautiful coral reefs aboard a 60ft glassbottom boat. See the
splendor of the underwater world, while our divers hand feed
the colorful fish! Snorkeling is also available with full equipment
is provided. Two Hour Glassbottom Snorkel Trips.
Located at the Bahia Mar Yacht basin on A1A. Tickets may be purchased
at our ticket booth or from your hotel, where available. (954)
Swimming Hall of Fame Museum
1 Hall of Fame Dr, Fort Lauderdale 954-462-6536. Over 10,000
square feet of Olympic memorabilia honoring the world's greatest
aquatic stars. Aquatic masterpieces by artisans Leroy Nieman
and Daumier. Collection of sports literature dating back to the
Game Fish Association (IGFA) Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania (954) 922-4212. Three story museum
includes five galleries, an outdoor marina, a theater and indoor/outdoor
Polynesian Restaurant and Dinner Show
3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale 954-563-3272. Authentically
recreates a Polynesian village, complete with tiki torches, thatch
roof and wooden plank entrance to unique dining and entertainment
locale. Show: Adults $9.95, under 12 free.
of Discovery & Science and Blockbuster 3D IMAX Theater
401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale 467-6637 or 463-IMAX. Dynamic
hands-on exhibits and five-story IMAX theater put you in the
center of the action. Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 12-5pm.
Outdoor World Bass Pro Shops
200 Gulf Stream Way, Dania (954) 929-7710. New 160,000 sq. ft.
showroom dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast, including fishing,
hunting, boating, camping, athletics and golf. Features indoor
waterfall, archery and shooting rangs, aquarium and restaurant
Parks & Recreation Division
of Broward County
This link provides all information concerning Broward County
Parks with detailed scheduled events and directions.
along Ft. Lauderdale's magnificent intracoastal waterway in a
relaxing air conditioned luxury yacht.
954-468-1541. Florida's most beautiful mile! Showcases lush tropical
landscape and winding walkways linking downtown Fort Lauderdale's
attractions, restaurants and shops. Leave your mark on Riverwalk
with a personalized, engraved signature brick.
W Sunrise Blvd at Flamingo Rd, Sunrise 954-846-2350. World' largest
discount/outlet mall with 270 discount, outlet and off-price
stores such as Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Mikasa Factory
Store, Barneys New York Outlet, Bernini, Emanuel Ungaro, and
more. Mon.-Sat. 10am-9:30pm, Sun. 11am-8pm.
Highway 27, 2 miles north of I-75, 954-389-0202 or (800) 457-0788.
Narrated Everglades airboat tours, 18th century Indian village,
live alligator and reptile exhibit, camping, boat rentals, fishing,
food, beverages. Open daily 9am-6pm.
Bingo and Casino
4150 N SR 7, Hollywood 954-961-3220. Prize money up to $200,000.
Open 7 days from 10am. $20, $30, $40 packages.
Las Olas at SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale 954-524-4736. Preserved
turn-of-the-century house furnished with antiques of the era.
Oldest structure in Broward County. Open Wed.-Sat. 10am-4pm,
3501 W Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale 954-791-7927. Largest indoor-outdoor
flea market in US, air-conditioned entertainment and food court
area. Open daily.
Train station and system
information. Convenient service between Miami, Ft. Lauderdale
and Palm Beach