Museum of Arts & Sciences

Daytona Beach

This self-guided museum has a healthy dose of brain food for a fast and furious little town like Daytona. There's a delightful mishmash of everything from Cuban art to Coca-Cola memorabilia, train cars to teddy bears, a 13ft skeleton of a giant sloth, and a planetarium. Admission is free on the first Tuesday of the month.

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