What is there to do in Daytona besides visit the World’s Most Famous Beach? Plenty!
Daytona Lagoon ~ (386) 254-5020
601 Earl Street, Daytona Beach
Great fun for the whole family, Daytona Lagoon has a Water Park, 25 ft. Rock Wall Climb, Go-Karts, a Mini-Golf course, Laser Tag, and some of the hottest new video arcade games. Gilligan’s Sports Bar & Grill has tasty food as well as televisions, darts and pool tables for the sports enthusiast.
Daytona USA ~ (386) 947-6800
1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
This is “The Official Attraction of NASCAR” and its 60,000-square-foot world- class showplace of interactive motorsports is the place to see America’s fastest sport! From the heart-pounding thunder of bumper-to-bumper competition on the historic high banks of Daytona International Speedway, to the high octane thrills and spills of high-tech motion simulators – catch all the energy and non-stop excitement of the Ultimate Motorsports Attraction. Try out their various simulators to see what it is like in a racecar, and go to the IMAX 3D theater to see NASCAR’s action! wheel.
Haunts of the World’s Most Famous Beach Ghost Tours ~ (386) 253-6034
1202 Deneece Terrace, Holly Hill
If you are not a believer in ghosts you will be by the end of this tour! This is the only tour on the east coast of the United States that is owned and operated by a certified ghost hunter & active certified paranormal researcher. Our blend of science, history and folklore makes us unique! Bring your cameras and see if you can capture some paranormal activity. A portion of all proceeds goes to cemetery preservation and restoration.
Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum ~ (386) 763-4483
Sunshine Park Mall, 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave.
Full of NASCAR memorabilia, antique racers and fascinating photographs. Employees are full of interesting stories about past drivers, owners, and pit crews.
Museum of Arts and Sciences / Planetarium ~ (386) 255-0285
1040 Museum Blvd., Daytona Beach
The Museum of Arts and Sciences is home to the most complete fossil record discovered in Florida. There are interesting permanent exhibits entitled Africa: Life and Ritual, Gallery of Chinese Art, Cuba – A History in Art Cuba, Gallery of American Art, The Roots family collection- consisting of 800 Teddy Bears, decorative arts and more. Visit the planetarium and watch the amazing shows featuring music from a diverse group of recording artists and seasonal shows depicting the current constellations.
Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens ~ (386) 767-1735
950 Old Sugar Mill, Port Orange
Sugar Mill Gardens is a botanical garden developed and maintained by the Botanical Gardens of Volusia, Inc., a non-profit organization with no salaried employees. It features a 16th-century sugar mill. The gardens provide an inexpensive, wholesome family environment where you can stroll through trails, view the reconstructed sugar mill and statues of dinosaurs, watch butterflies, and learn more about flora and fauna native to Florida.
The Casements ~ (386) 676-3216
25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach
The casements are the restored winter retreat of John D. Rockefeller. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Casements is now a cultural center and museum. Take a tour through the period Rockefeller Room, which contains some of the family’s memorabilia, or take a look at the permanent exhibit of Hungarian folk art and musical instruments. The estate and its formal gardens host an annual lineup of events and exhibits.