Special exhibits include the Kalahari Bushvelt, designed after a South African plateau and containing water buffalo and Nilgai (the largest type of Asian antelope), and the Gir Forest, modeled after a game forest in India and showcasing a pride of lions. Order or purchase custom designed wreaths and decorations. 338-1473 Donation welcome; turtle tours extra (tickets must be obtained in advance). In the spring and early summer, staff members lead nighttime turtle walks to see nesting females come ashore and lay their eggs. Located just in the back of our chocolate factory are the lush tropical gardens through which visitors stroll alongside colorful foliage, stopping to view the waterfall, fish pond, and a G-scale train village with 500 feet of track, while enjoying a chocolate treat. Highway 1 and Highway A1A, Jupiter, 747-8380 The oldest existing structure in Palm Beach County and one of the most photographed structures in South Florida. Discover a taste of "Old Florida" at Palm Beach County's oldest working orange grove. The Last Galleon Jupiter, 747-7700 The only facility in the U. where the public is invited to watch the archeological process on artifacts being recovered from what is believed to be the oldest Spanish Galleon found in Florida waters. Loxahatchee Everglades Tour Boca Raton 482-0313 Enjoy air boat tours, and see Florida the way it used to be. A one-hour environmental tour is available for reservations of parties 15 or more. The center's 2.5 miles of trails include paved trails designed to be accessible to strollers and the handicapped.
Stop by the petting zoo, or take a ride on the Safari Queen cruise. Go back in time with genuine Antique Christmas Ornaments and decorations. Herbert Hoover Dike 115 East Main Street, Pahokee 924-5579 Named after the late president, it was built after the devastating hurricane of 1928 when various man-made dikes failed to control the high waters of Lake Okeechobee. The Historical Society of Palm Beach County 400 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, 832-4164 Located in downtown West Palm Beach, the Historical Society is primarily an archive and research facility. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, Hoffman's transforms the gardens into a Winter Wonderland with over 200,000 lights and brilliant displays. Enjoy a tram ride through the grove & tropical flowering jungle and visit a Native Indian village and alligator pit. Loxahatchee Everglades Tours are open to the public.. Mariah Sailing Catamaran Located at the North Palm Beach Marina, east of U. Highway 1, east of the North Palm Beach Country Club. They feature soft surface trails leading into more remote areas of the sanctuary.
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The plantings were designed by Norton, an environmentalist, to attract native bird life. Macarthur Beach State Park Almost 2 miles of beach, good fishing and shelling, and one of the finest examples of subtropical coastal habitat remaining in southeast Florida can be found here. Norton, this museum boasts an extensive permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings with special emphasis on 19th-century French Impressionists. This excellent zoo is a 23-acre complex with more than 500 animals representing more than 100 species, including Florida panthers, red kangaroos, and Bengal tigers. Gardens include the only known collection of bonsai Florida plants. It showcases more than 160,000 pieces of art created over two centuries by more than 1,000 artists from more than 50 countries: everything from turn-of-the-century Buster Brown cartoons to the Road Runner to Charles Schulz's Peanuts. Once housed in a Palm Beach mansion, the Orchid Society recently opened at its new headquarters on the grounds of the Morikami Museum Featured are hundreds of breeds of orchids, the most common of which is the traditional prom corsage orchid, and the decorative dendrobium, a long stalk ranging from 4-18 inches with multiple flowers.
Guided walk is available to a mangrove estuary along the upper reaches of Lake Worth. West 793-1084 Van rentals available Daily - last vehicle in by . There are also Chinese bronze and jade sculptures, a sublime outdoor patio with sculptures on display in a tropical garden, and a library housing more than 3,000 art books and periodicals. The newest exhibit, Tropics of America, has six acres of tropical rain forest plus Mayan ruins, an Amazon river village, and an aviary. 1 (entrance on west side of park), Juno Beach, 627-8280. There are also programs and exhibits in a lakeside museum and theater, as well as a nature trail, picnic pavilions, a library and audiovisual center, and a snack bar. International Museum Of Cartoon Art 201 Plaza Real 391-2200 Tues.-Sat. Christopher's Christmas Shoppe North Palm Beach 848-4500 Visit the elaborate indoor/outdoor holiday displays, caroling by local choirs, surprise visits by Santa Claus for youngsters. Visitors must be in good health and at least 48 inches tall.
The zoo also has a wildlife amphitheater with three shows daily.Numerous displays including a chickee hut, depict Native American Life, while the Spanish exploration period comes alive through the 17th-century maps and a mock fort that kids can climb. 305-248-6344 A coral wonder built by a single man over 30 years. Miami Seaquarium 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne. 305-673-7533 Classic Art Deco design, and constructed of Key stone, the exterior of this building is adorned with carved nautical figures and features whimsical touches inspired by traditional Maya architecture.