Discover Jacksonville

Arts & Museums



  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
    The zoo occupies approximately 117 acres and has over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plants in its collection
  • Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
    Provides a safe, loving, forever home for endangered big cats, and educates the public about their plight in the wild and captivity
  • Big Talbot Island State Park
    A natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching and photography
  • Friendship Fountain
    One of the largest self-contained fountains built, pumping 3,500 to 6,500 gallons of water per minute to a height of 100 feet, with 265 lights molding the water into a sparkling mist


  • Riverside/Avondale Historic District
    Stroll through the charming tree-lined streets of historic Riverside & Avondale for fabulous antique shopping, cafes, and boutiques
  • Veterans Memorial Wall
    The second largest memorial wall in the United States, second only to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington, D.C. and honors all six service branches
  • Kingsley Plantation
    Explore the grounds at Kingsley Plantation, which include the slave quarters, barn, waterfront, plantation house, kitchen house, and interpretive garden
  • Camp Milton Historic Preserve
    Acquired it’s significance during the American Civil War that lasted from April 1861 to May 1865
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