THINGS TO DO IN THE NAVARRE AREA
Navarre, "Florida's best kept secret" is the vacation destination for millions in the United States. For the most part, Memorial Day through Labor Day are considered to be the most popular season for beach goers however many
folks will tell you that spring and fall are fabulous as well! Warm Gulf waters & sugar-white beaches and the lack of tourists make it very desirable. With 339 days of sunshine and an average temperature: 75 degrees makes the climate very special.
Navarre is located in Northwest Florida of southeastern Santa Rosa County. The delightful and clean white beaches sit directly on the Gulf of Mexico, between Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach, approximately 20 miles south of Interstate
10. Our coastal highway is US Highway 98 and Navarre is at the intersection with State Highway 87.
NAVARRE BEACH STATE PARK
Navarre Beach State Park has one of Florida's most prized assets, pristine white, sugar sand beaches, a fishing pier and a scenic shoreline bordering the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. When you combine these quality natural resources with a wonderful park layout, they provide some of the highest
quality resource based recreational opportunities in NW Florida.
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE
The largest base in the world. It is also home to the biggest environmental test chamber, which produces extremely hot temperatures and extremely frigid temperatures. The U.S. Air Force Armament Museum is the only American museum dedicated to Air Force weaponry with interesting displays. The spy plane "Blackbird" SR-71
is also on display, a must to see!
GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE
Gulf Islands National Seashore is rich in natural and cultural resources. There are sparkling blue waters, magnificent snowy white beaches, and fertile coastal marshes. In the national seashore there are 19th century forts, shaded picnic areas, winding nature trails, and comfortable campgrounds.
Diverse and abounding with wildlife, the park is not a single block of land -- it is a mosaic. It includes 11 separate units stretching eastward 150 miles from West Ship Island, Mississippi, to the eastern tip of Santa Rosa Island, Florida.
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
Bayfront Parkway near 9th Avenue - The Veterans Memorial Park includes The Wall South, the nation's first full-name replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. FREE
NATIONAL MUSEUM of NAVAL AVIATION
Pensacola Naval Air Station - One of the largest air-and-space museums in the nation, with more than 100 Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aircraft this clearly one of the best of it's kind in the United States.
BIG LAGOON STATE RECREATION AREA
Sandy beaches and salt marshes that are important habitat for birds and animals. An observation tower gives viewers a bird's-eye view of great blue herons, cardinals and brown thrashers alike. Year-round camping is available, along with swimming, fishing, boating and nature study. Series of pops summer
THE GULF BREEZE ZOO
The ZOO is home to more than 700 animals botanical gardens. Lowland gorillas, white Bengal tigers and Ellie the elephant. latest additions of our preserve African wild dogs (only 18 zoos in the country have them) and even a pygmy hippo exhibit. Visitors feed giraffes from a two story platform, ride
a train through 30 acres of free-roaming animals.
Fun for the whole family!
WILDLIFE SANCTUARY of NORTHWEST FLORIDA
Takes in injured or orphaned wildlife from Panama City to Lillian, Ala., bald eagles, golden eagles, hawks, fox, goats, sheep, otters, beavers, turtles, doves, geese and ducks are among the animals you can see. The sanctuary is free and open to the public from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. The
sanctuary gives tours by appointment for people of 10 or more.
Canoeing, tubing and camping fun on four wilderness streams. Two hours or three days...canoe, tube, kayak, paddleboat or raft...camp... in tents or cabins...alone or with family and friends. Established in 1976.
HISTORIC PENSACOLA VILLAGE
Experience industry and commerce, black history and a variety of hands-on exhibits aimed at young and old in a unique museum complex featuring 10 attractions within walking distance of each other. Located in the heart of one of the oldest historic districts in the Southeast
Visit this antique district in Pensacola for a day of browsing through shops with collectibles and antique treasures galore.
PENSACOLA BAY FISHING BRIDGE
1.5 miles of bridge for fishing. 25 400-watt lights for night fishing. Park your car, truck, or camper, near your fishing spot on the bridge Restrooms on-site.
THE MOORS GOLF
This 6,900-yard golf course was designed by John B. Lafoy and made to replicate the famous courses found in Scotland. The Moors provides both the high handicapper and seasoned professional an ideal setting to improve that swing .Host to the 1995 Nike Tour Classic and home of the 1997 Emerald Coast Classic,
a Senior PGA Tour event.
OLDE SARGE'S OUTDOOR SOUTH
Organized canoe and kayak trips long the Perdido estuary and Tarkiln Bayou near the Alabama state line. A five-hour trip with all equipment provided.
INDIAN TEMPLE MOUND AND MUSEUM
It is the largest and most impressive collection of early culture in the United States. The museum houses interpretive exhibits depicting 10,000 years of four prehistoric Native American tribes' occupation. Over 6,000 artifacts of stone, bone, clay and shell are here, as well as the largest collection
of Fort Walton Period ceramics in the Southeastern United States. Exhibits also include artifacts from European Explorers, local pirates, Civil War soldiers and early settlers; the largest Indian mound discovered along saltwater (1400 A.D.) stands guard beside the museum.
America's second oldest marine park (1955), it hosts Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, Peruvian penguins, Ridley turtles and more in 14 fascinating Gulf-edged exhibits. Dolphin stars Princess and Delilah delight with feats from comedic soccer games to 18-foot (540cm) leaps.
THE FOCUS CENTER
A child's fantasy museum of science, it stimulates the imagination with interactional fun and great kids' stuff like a reflecting Castle of Mirrors, "adult-sized" bubble makers, a literally hair-raising Vandergraph generator, an electrifying Illuma Storm and more.
FLORIDA CAVERNS - MARIANNA
Dripping with stalagmites and stalactites, Florida's only limestone caverns wind through underground depths for fascinating public tours.
EDEN STATE GARDENS - POINT WASHINGTON
An 1895 Greek revival estate, surrounded by a Southern spread of immense moss-draped oaks and resplendent gardens of camellias and azaleas, overlooks the picturesque Choctawhatchee Bay with the charming character of days gone by.
PENSACOLA LITTLE THEATRE
Pensacola Little Theatre has long been the areas leader in quality community theater. Volunteers from all walks of life have banded together across generations to bring Pensacola the very best Pensacola Little Theatre has to offer. CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS MUSEUM. Founded by a local physician, the museum is a premiere Civil War educational and historical site with accurate representations of the Civil War soldiers life during our nation's most violent period. The excellent quality and quantity of the Museum's diverse collection is depicted by authentic artifacts, uniforms, equipment, weapons, art, hand-crafted figurines, and
life-sized camp scenes, including a Confederate Medical Field Hospital with an amputation in progress, as well as hundreds of personal items used by the common soldier during the war. View the web site for complete details, hours etc.
Pensacola Opera's reputation is based on high quality productions that feature some of America's finest singing actors, and the performances are said by many to be as excellent as those seen in New York and other large cities.
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