Xplore Daytona Beach

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From sunbathing to the Speedway, the Daytona Beach area is home to many diverse activities and points of interest. The area has many family attractions, sports, historical sights and cultural activities that offer something for everyone. Shopping, dining and entertainment options are endless.

THE CASEMENTS
25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach
386-676-3216 • Map G-2
Tours: June, July, August
Hours: Mon – Fri 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Sat 9:30am and 10:30am
Tours: Sept thru May
Hours: Mon – Fri 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm., 2pm, 3pm.  Sat 9:30am and 10:30am
Named for the large hand-cut casement windows that adorn the mansion, John D. Rockefeller’s winter home is known as “The Jewel of Ormond Beach” set on the shore of the Halifax River. Beautifully restored as a Cultural Center, museum and park. Rockefeller Gardens, a promenade along the river entices a stroll and hosts events. Come learn about the history of the mansion and grounds. No charge for tours given by members of The Casements Guild; $1 Donation per person recommended

DAYTONA BEACH BANDSHELL
70 Boardwalk, Daytona Beach
Bandshell.info • Map D-6
A historical landmark built in 1937, is an amphitheater with a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. Friends of the Bandshell, a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1996 with the specific goal of restoring this jewel of Daytona Beach and bringing a repertoire of outstanding artists with free Saturday night concerts from Memorial Day thru Labor Day and fireworks.

DAYTONA BEACH RACING & CARD CLUB
960 S. Williamson Blvd., Daytona Beach
386-252-6484 • Map J-9
Year Round Racing: 7:25pm Mon – Sat
Matinées: 1:05pm Wed & Sat
Poker Room: Mon – Thurs 10am – 4am
& Fri 10am thru Sun 24 Hours
Free admission and free parking. The place to go for the excitement of live Greyhound racing and pari-mutuel wagering for those 18+. The deluxe 55-table card room offers poker enthusiasts a variety of poker game options, perfect for any skill set such as Texas Hold’em (Limit and No Limit), Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud as well as Poker Tournaments. Try your hand at fast action poker games: Ultimate Texas Hold’Em, Three card poker, or Fortune Pai Gow. Enjoy fine cuisine to casual dining, trackside or patio.

DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach • 386-681-5588
Tour dates are listed online at:
daytonainternationalspeedway.com/tours
Venture behind-the-scenes and discover what makes DAYTONA the “World Center of Racing” and the leader in motorsports entertainment. DIS offers three separate tours throughout the year that take race fans inside the hallowed grounds of NASCAR’s marquee race track. An experience to remember for any race fan! Admission to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and its spectacular displays is included as part of your tour!

30 MINUTE SPEEDWAY TOUR
Runs daily at 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3:30 pm. Take a ride on an open air tram through Daytona International Speedway’s infield. Witness the 31-degree high banks and pass through NASCAR garages as you learn about the history of Daytona International Speedway. Daily tickets are sold beginning at 9 am at the DIS Ticket Office. Each tour capacity is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Adults $19, Kids 5-12 $13; FREE Kids 4 & under. Best Value Tickets include all digital images taken along the tour, which can be downloaded to a personal computer or mobile device from Magic Memories Website. Best Value Tickets: Adults $23, Kids 5-12 $17.

90 MINUTE ALL ACCESS TOUR
Runs daily from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, every hour on the half hour. Take a privately guided tour around the track, along the infield, into the media center and down pit road. Get an up-close look at the result of Daytona International Speedway’s recent $400-million renovation that transformed it into a state-of-the-art motorsports facility. Daily tickets are sold beginning at 9 am at the DIS Ticket Office; no advance sales are offered. Each tour capacity is limited and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. $26 Adults, $20 Kids ages 5-12; FREE Kids 4 & under. Best Value Tickets include all digital images taken along the tour, which can be downloaded to a personal computer or mobile device from Magic Memories Website. Best Value Tickets: Adults $30, Kids 5-12 $24.

VIP TOURS
Run on select Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1-4 pm. This ultimate VIP Tour will immerse you in three hours of history, heroes and high speeds. $55 per person. Limited Availability. 28 or 26 + 2 wheelchair guests by bus seating capacity. Advance reservations are encouraged. 386-681-5588.

DAYTONA FLEA AND FARMERS’ MARKET
1425 Tomoka Farms Rd., Daytona Beach
386-253-3330 • Map K-8
Open Friday – Sunday 9am – 5pm
Rain or Shine! Free Admission! Free Parking! Peruse 1,000 vendor booths with produce, toys, jewelry, tools, brand-name clothing, and antiques. Restaurants and snack bars.
Ranked 6th Best in the World!

JACKIE ROBINSON BALLPARK
105 East Orange Ave, Daytona Beach
386-257-3172 • Map G-9
The baseball stars of tomorrow are playing today at the historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark, a 4,200 seat facility that opened in 1914 and was recently renovated. The Cincinnati Reds play April thru September as the Daytona team’s High-A affiliate named the Tortugas which is Spanish for turtle.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT PARK
5000 S. Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet
386-756-7488 • Map C-16
Located a short distance from Ponce de Leon Lighthouse is 52 acres of pristine natural habitat undisturbed for centuries with abundant small wildlife. Enjoy nature trails, elevated boardwalks, observation deck and tower, swimming, coastal dune walkovers, pavilions, barbeques, picnic tables and restroom facilities. A 1,000 foot-long fishing pier is situated at the inlet’s north jetty. Open daily Sunrise to Sunset. $10 per vehicle.

MARINE SCIENCE CENTER
100 Lighthouse Drive, Ponce Inlet
386-304-5545 • Map C-16
marinesciencecenter.com
Hours: Tues – Sat 10am-4pm &
Sun Noon-4pm
Features state of the art turtle and sea bird rehabilitation tanks, a 5000 gallon artificial reef aquarium, tidal pool, manatee, whale and fish exhibits. Call for information & admission fees.

MUSEUM OF ARTS & SCIENCES (MOAS)
352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach
386-255-0285 • Map I-9
Museum Hours: 10am-5pm (Mon-Sat) & 11am-5pm (Sun). The Museum of Arts & Sciences is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the 100,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 objects including the finest collection of American art in the Southeast, one of the most significant collections of Cuban art outside of Cuba, a Chinese art collection, Florida’s prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth skeleton, a large Coca-Cola® and Americana collection, a rare Napoleonic collection and a Visible Storage Building. The Museum’s auditorium, planetarium, and Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum make for a truly interactive experience. MOAS is also the home of the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art which features the most extensive collection of Florida art anywhere in the world. MOAS admission is $12.95 adults; $10.95 seniors; $6.95 children 6-17; free for children 5 and under. Museum admission includes one Planetarium show. Admission to the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art at MOAS is $10.95 adults; $8.95 seniors; $4.95 children 6-17; free for children 5 and under. Combo ticket admission including both MOAS and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art at MOAS is $18.95 adults; $16.95 seniors; $9.95 children 6-17; free for children 5 and under. Combo ticket admission includes one Planetarium show. Parking is free. MOAS is fully accessible to the handicapped.

PONCE DE LEON INLET LIGHTHOUSE
4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet
386-761-1821 • Map C-16
Summer Hours:10am – 9pm,
last admission 8pm
Fall Hours: 10am – 6pm, last admission 5pm.
The 175-foot structure is the second tallest in the U.S. and still serves as a faithful guide to Atlantic coast mariners. Located in Ponce Inlet, the lighthouse also features one of Florida’s largest maritime museums. A 203-step climb of the lighthouse provides a panoramic view of the north and south arteries of the Intracoastal Waterway and the surrounding area. The National Historic Landmark is one of the few light stations in the country with all the original keepers’ dwelling and outbuildings still intact. Step inside the white picket fence and discover what life was like on a remote Florida peninsula in the 1800’s, and marvel at the courage of the lighthouse keepers and their families. Picnic facilities and nature trails are available nearby at Lighthouse Point Park. Admission fees: $6.95 adults and $1.95 children 11 and under; infants NB-2 are free.

Screamer’s Park
25 S. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach.
386-944-9861 •  Map D-6.
Adrenaline Park on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk! Experience 2 wildly exhilarating rides, the Daytona Sling Shot and the Vomatron! The Sling Shot is one of the most heart pounding thrill ride experiences in Central Florida! Tilt back, then lower into the “volcano”; then catapult 365 feet into the air! Experiencing complete weightlessness as you soar up to 90mph, pulling 3-5 G’s! Super Thrilling! If you are able to look around, it provides super amazing Daytona Beach views! The Vomatron is the first ride of it’s kind, boasting 6 powerful motors and 165-foot arm! Experience rotations up to 80 MPH, up to 4 G’s! Once you get over the thrill/fear of going forward – you go in reverse! The Vomatron has been dubbed “the ride astronauts feared”. Once you’ve gotten all your thrills head to Screamers Bar for sodas, water or adult beverages.

Live Music at ONE DAYTONA FREE!
Victory Circle is a venue for music lovers everywhere! Located at ONE DAYTONA, an entertainment district where you can also dine and shop. Live music can be enjoyed just across the street from Daytona International Speedway most Thursdays through Sundays at various times. Please check the website onedaytona.com for the line-up. ONE DAYTONA, Victory Circle, 1 Daytona Boulevard, Daytona Beach.

ORMOND MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM AND GARDENS
78 East Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach
386-676-3347 • Map E-3
Mon – Fri 10am-4pm; Sat – Sun 12noon-4pm
OrmondArtMueum.org
Gardens open daily, Sunrise to Sunset. Walk 2.5 acres of lush tropical rainforest, manicured and natural landscape, which was once a sand dune. Then step inside to explore the art of prominent Florida, regional and national artists. Exhibits vary throughout the year.
$2 donation! Free Parking.