Jacksonville Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Jacksonville, Florida - FL, USA)

Visitors to Jacksonville won't find a huge selection of large, themed tourist attractions, although that's not to say there is a shortage of things to do. The combination of Jacksonville's nearby tourist attractions including parks, gardens and museums ensures that visitors won't be sat twiddling their fingers for any length of time.

Meanwhile, those looking for obvious action can head for Jacksonville's two theme parks, Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Water Park, where thrills are abundant.

The Jax Expo Center

Address: 510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, Florida FL, 32202, USA
Tel: +1 904 353 0535
Formerly known as Jacksonville Fairgrounds, the Jax Expo Center is the location of many exciting events in downtown Jacksonville. Visitors are advised to call the center for a guide to up-and-coming events.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: charge for some events

ALLTEL Stadium

Address: 1400 East Duvall Street, Jacksonville, Florida FL, 32250, USA
Tel: +1 904 633 6100
Previously known as Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, the ALLTEL Stadium is the home territory of American football team the Jacksonville Jaguars. When the NFL season kicks off in September, the 73,000-seat stadium packs out as visitors arrive to support their home team.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: charge, discounts for children

Adventure Landing

Address: 4825 Blanding Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida FL, 32210, USA
Tel: +1 904 771 2803
At Jacksonville's Adventure Landing the fun never ends and visitors will find a great selection of attractions aimed at all ages. Among the more popular interests are go-karts, laser tag, batting cages and a mega arcade.
Open hours: Sunday to Thursday - 10:00 to 22:00, Friday - 10:00 to 24:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 0:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children

Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Water Park

Address: 1944 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, Florida FL, 32250, USA
Tel: +1 904 246 4386
Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Water Park at Jacksonville Beach is the sister site of Adventure Landing at Blanding Boulevard, Jacksonville. Visitors to the park will find a plethora of attractions for the young and young at heart. Besides the water fun of Shipwreck Island, popular favorites include Adventure Speedway, Laser Tag, Adventure Golf and the Wacky Worm rollercoaster. Special events are held regularly in line with US holidays and popular calendar festivals.
Open hours: Monday to Thursday - 10:00 to 23:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 01:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children

Jacksonville Zoological Gardens

Address: 8605 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, Florida FL, 32218-5769, USA
Tel +1 904 757 4463
Describing itself as 'the only walking safari in Northeast Florida', Jacksonville Zoological Gardens are home to over 1,000 rare and exotic animals. New attractions are constantly being added with 'Range of the Jaguar' being among the best of those recently added. Other popular favorites at the Jacksonville Zoological Gardens include Safari Lodge, Birds of the Rift Valley, Plains of East Africa, Great Apes of the World, Wild Florida and Australian Adventure.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children and seniors

Captain Dave's Sportfishing Charters

Address: 1562 Black Oak Trail, Jacksonville, Florida FL, 32225-2436, USA
Tel: +1 904 642 9546
Climb aboard with Captain Dave Sipler for some of the best fishing in the area. The captain offers standard six-hour long day trips which promise 'More fishing, less riding'. Alternatively you can charter a boat for a private trip and travel to a destination of your choice.
Open hours: call for details
Admission: charge