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FUN & EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES!
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
A wonderful tropical paradise along Sarasota Bay. The Children’s Rainforest is an innovative new
garden that will take visitors right into the tops of Selby’s massive banyan trees.
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811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota
Call for details: 941-366-5731
Hermann’s Lipizzan Stallions
See the fabulous flying white Lipizzans perform the rare and beautiful Airs Above the Ground Mounted
as seen in Walt Disney’s "Miracle of the White Stallions".
31404 Singletary Rd., Myakka City
Call for details: 941-322-1501
Just Ducky Sightseeing Tour
An amphibious vehicle that transports you on land from the corner of Nipino Trai and US 41 for
an hour and a half hour tour on the Intracoastal Waterway. From the Train Deot, the rip goes through Nokomis
Bay, under Albee Road Bridge, past Snake Island and a far as the southern tip of Casey Key.
1011 Tamiami Trail S., Suite 102 Venice
Call for details: 941-485-6366
Old Florida at it’s best. Casual dining and music on the banks of the Myakka River. Boat rentals are
also available. On Thursdays, the public is invited to hear the Gulf Coast Banjo Society practice from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,
and every Sunday the place overflows with weekend bikers and other regulars who gather round the shaded outdoor picnic
tables to listen to live music. River tours are available Wednesday through Sunday.
5000 E. Venice Ave., Venice
Call for details: 941-485-7221
Located on the beautiful Peace River, an array of activities are available for the whole family
with guided riverboat tours, a museum that houses million year old fossils and Indian artifacts, an
"Old Florida" style restaurant, a full service marina, canoe and boat rentals, and a reproduction
early pioneer settlement that is complete with a trading post and arts and crafts.
9700 SW Riverview Cir., Arcadia
Call for details: 941-627-3474
Check their web site for hourly or even day long trail rides in one of two state parks.
5611 Tropicaire Blvd., North Port
Call for details: 941-626-6787
Visani / Comedy Zone
Enjoy a night of food, music and great entertainment including top talents from “The Comedy Zone”.
2400 Kings HighWay, Port Charlotte
Call for details: 941-764-3463
Charlotte Co. Motorsports Park
A 3/8-mile asphalt track with figure-eight racing 6:00 p.m. every Saturday Night. Check schedule
for Friday night go-kart racing.
Charlotte County Airport, Punta Gorda
Call for details: 941-575-7223.
Muscle Car City
Head for a bite to eat at a ‘60s diner-themed café with a vintage museum of over 200 ‘50s to early
‘70s muscle cars on display. There’s even a great selection of memorabilia in the gift shop.
3811 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda
Call for details: 941-575-5959
large 65 acre farm. Trails back up to additional pasture land, giving riders plenty of room to explore. A large sand
arena, complete with lights, is available for schooling. A round pen, jumps, trot poles, cavalettis, cones and barrels
are also available for all kinds of disciplines.
31600 Bermont Road, Punta Gorda
Call for details: 941-575-2756
Enjoy a taste of real Florida – the excitement of a true wilderness adventure. Travel 90 minutes in a
comfortable swamp buggy with a trained naturalist on a voyage through the beautiful woods and deep, slow-moving waters
of the Telegraph Cypress Swamp. See alligators, panthers, cracker calves, native birds, wild turkeys, snakes and other
animals in their natural setting. Daily tours are by reservation only.
8000 State Route 31, Punta Gorda
Call for details: 800-500-5583
SW Florida Skydive Club
Experience the thrill of jumping at the most scenic drop zone on the west coast of Florida with
beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and Peace River.
36880 Washington Loop Road, Punta Gorda
Call for details: 888-447-5867
Museum of Science & Industry
Plan to spend a minimum of 4 hours at the Children’s Science Center, the IMAX® Dome Theatre, or
tour Disasterville and experience hurricane force winds. Pedal a bicycle balanced on a 1-inch steel cable. Guests
will be harnessed into the bike and ride across a 98-foot-long cable suspended 30 feet above the ground. Try the
MaxFlight Simulator, a squadron of indoor Virtual Reality fighter-jet rides poised for the sharp banks, sky loops
and screaming dives of pulse-pounding aerial combat, completely controlled by YOU, the pilot!
4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa
Call for details: 813-987-6000
Within a soothing Key West atmosphere awaits an unrivaled blend of slides, corkscrews, water falls,
a wave pool, children’s water playground and other family attractions such as outdoor cafes, picnic and sunbathing
areas, gift shops, and a championship white-sand volleyball complex.
1001 N. Mckinley Drive, Tampa
Call for details: 888-800-5447
The aquarium hosts exhibits on some 5,000 native plants and animals, including moray eels. And its
“Explore a Shore” exhibit lets kids catch a stagnant wave or yo-ho-ho on a two-story pirate ship. For an extra fee,
you can take a 90-minute Dolphin Quest cruise (offered year-round) in a 64-foot catamaran into Tampa Bay, where you
see birds and sea life. The aquarium also has a Swim with the Fishes Program that gives visitors a chance to
experience scuba diving without being certified.
701 Channelside Dr., Tampa
Call for details: 813-273-4000
Busch Gardens is the ultimate family adventure park offering an array of fascinating attractions based
on exotic encounters with the African continent. A unique blend of thrilling rides, one of the country’s premier zoos
featuring more than 2,700 animals, live shows, restaurants, shops and games, Busch Gardens provides unrivaled excitement
for guests of every age.
10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa
Call for details: 813-987-5000