Attractions

Top Choice Museum in West Palm Beach

Norton Museum of Art

Undergoing a major renovation at the time of research (the design was done by architect Norman Foster), this is the largest art museum in Florida. It opened in 1941 to display the enormous art collection of industri…
Top Choice Gardens in West Palm Beach

Ann Norton Sculpture Garden

This serene collection of sculptures is a real West Palm gem. The historic house, verdant grounds and monumental sculptures are all the work of Ralph Norton's second wife, Ann. After establishing herself as an artis…
Island in West Palm Beach

Peanut Island

Plopped right off the northeastern corner of West Palm, Peanut Island was created in 1918 by dredging projects. Originally named Inlet Island, the spit was renamed for a peanut-oil-shipping operation that failed in …
Zoo in West Palm Beach

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

The highlight of this compact zoo is the Tropics of the Americas exhibit, a 3-acre re-creation of a rainforest, stocked with jaguars, monkeys, snakes, macaws and other tropical creatures. The zoo's also home to a fe…
Wildlife Reserve in West Palm Beach

Lion Country Safari

The first cageless drive-through safari in the country, this incredible animal park puts you in the cage (ie your car) as 900 creatures roam freely, staring at you. Equal parts conservation area and safari, the park…
Museum in West Palm Beach

Palm Beach County History Museum

For all the region's activities and museums, it can be hard for outsiders to get an insight into the history and people of the Sunshine State. This small museum, housed in the restored 1916 courthouse and staffed by…
Museum in West Palm Beach

JFK Fallout Shelter

For war buffs and trivia fanatics, this fascinating place, a legacy of Cold War hysteria, will hit the spot. President John F Kennedy's corrugated fallout shelter was a safe haven (from radiation, among other things…
Wildlife Reserve in West Palm Beach

McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary

With entry by reservation only, this wildlife sanctuary takes unwanted exotics and treats dozens of native animals that are sick or injured and then releases them back to the wild. On the two-hour guided tour you'll…
Museum in West Palm Beach

South Florida Science Center & Aquarium

A great little hands-on science center, aquarium and planetarium with weekend programs, traveling exhibits, a science trail, mini-golf and butterfly garden. On the last Friday of the month the museum stays open unti…
Museum in West Palm Beach

Ragtops Motorcars Museum

This spot was originally a classic-car dealership with three convertible Mercedes, but Ty Houck's incredible automobile collection quickly grew, compelling area automotive enthusiasts to stop by for a look-see. Toda…