Pensacola Florida Attractions
Located in Escambia County in the Florida Panhandle, Pensacola is the Northwestern most city in Florida. Local highways and Interstates serving the Pensacola area are Interstate 10 and U.S. Hwy. 29 making it easily accessible to many local attractions and fun things to do.
Known as the "City of Five Flags," the city's rich history lends itself to fascinating historical sites. Historic Pensacola Village offers guided tours of exhibits including furnished period houses, museums, and archaeological sites spanning from the earliest Spanish explorers to the 1920s. Historic Pensacola Village is just 6.5 miles from Key West Inn and Suites - Pensacola.
The downtown area features art galleries, theatrical and symphony performances, big-name musical stars, and a number of delightful restaurants and shops. Also for outdoor family fun Pensacola offers some of the most pristine white sand beaches in the state. Visitors can enjoy any of the many water sports the area has to offer such as fishing, windsurfing, snorkeling or scuba diving.
Pensacola offers an abundance of family friendly attractions and facilities including Sam's Fun City, National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier and more. Nearby Milton, dubbed the "Canoe Capital of Florida", offers opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and tubing along its crystal-clear spring-fed waters. Visit Pensacola and enjoy history and the beautiful pristine beaches in this Northwestern Florida town!
Sam's Fun City • 0.2 miles
6709 Pensacola Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32505-1700, (850) 505-0800
The fun never ends at SAM'S FUN CITY! Located in the heart of Pensacola, just South of I-10 on Highway 29. SAM'S FUN CITY is Pensacola's only amusement and water park with over 20 rides and attractions for kids of every age! SAM'S FUN CITY is also the Gulf Coast home of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Whether you are wanting to drive Go-Carts, play Bumper Boats, score at Miniature Golf, ride down a Water Slide, or play tag with Laser Tag in the Arcade we have something for you! Come and play on our new Play Zone City and inflatables.
Pensacola Veterans Memorial • 4.7 miles
5000 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506-6411, (850) 456-0040
In December of 1987 the "Moving Wall" came to Pensacola Florida and was visited by many of the local people, including some of the areas Vietnam Veterans. As time came for the Wall to move on, some of the Vietnam Vets that had stood vigil for the five days the Wall was in town decided it was time for Pensacola to have a permanent monument honoring the men and women that served and died in Vietnam. This was the start of the Dream. For five years the Vietnam Veterans of Northwest Florida (VVNF) held garage sales, 5 and 10 K runs, baseball/softball tourneys; car washes and hundreds of other fund raisers in hopes of making the Dream come true. With the help and support of family, friends and active duty service members, this Dream came true in 1992.
Pensacola Civic Center • 6.1 miles
201 East Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL 32502-4956, (850) 432-0800
Since opening its doors in 1985, The Pensacola Civic Center has hosted some of the biggest names in the entertainment business, from Cher to Kiss, to Elton John, to Kenny Chesney. Owned by Escambia County and managed by SMG, the world's largest private management company for public facilities, The Pensacola Civic Center is a 10,000 seat arena with over 20,000 square feet of exhibition space.
Historic Pensacola Village • 6.5 miles
205 E Zaragoza St, Pensacola, FL 32502-6048,(850) 595-5993
Historic Pensacola Village consists of twenty-seven properties in the Pensacola National Register Historic District. Eleven of these properties are interpreted facilities that are open to the public. Historic Pensacola Village offers guided tours of exhibits including furnished period houses, museums, and archaeological sites spanning from the earliest Spanish explorers to the 1920s.
National Naval Aviation Museum • 10.0 miles
1750 Radford Boulevard, Pensacola, FL 32508-5400, (850) 452-3604
Fly high with an adventure at the National Naval Aviation Museum, one of the world's largest aviation museums. Located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, this historic treasure boasts more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft, hands-on exhibits and more than 4,000 artifacts representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. Watch the awe-inspiring Blue Angels at practice air shows from March through November, take a ride in a motion-based or Top Gun Air Combat simulator, have fun with the ultimate seven story giant screen movie experience in the IMAX Theatre and dine in the Cubi Bar Café, an exhibit itself. There are plenty of family-friendly ways to get the most out of quality time with the kids. Free admission is an added bonus, as well as free tours inside the Museum and on the flight line.
Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site • 13.0 miles
5709 Mill Pond Lane, Milton, FL, 32583, 850-626-3084
The Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site in Milton, Florida represents the largest 19th-century water-powered industrial complex in northwest Florida. This site was the location of a multi-faceted operation that included a water-powered sawmill, a lumber mill with planning and lathing machines, gristmill, bucket and pail factory, shingle mill, cotton textile mill, and even an experimental silk cultivation operation. The Arcadia Mill complex also included many other structures and industries, which all came together to produce Florida's largest antebellum industrial complex. The public is greatly encouraged to visit the site and learn more about the archaeology of Arcadia Mill.
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