170 Williamson Blvd.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
Phone: (386) 673-6030
Fax: (386) 673-7017
Come visit The Casements, the former winter home of John D. Rockefeller during his lifetime. This historic place is named after the numerous casement windows that adorn the building, and once hosted a number of Rockefeller's famous Christmas parties. It now serves as a cultural center that offers exhibits, events, and classes. Head outside and stroll through the citrus trees and across the bridges and streams that adorn the property's two-acre garden. Guided tours are available at various times during the center's regular hours of operation.
Thirty-six challenging holes, mysterious pirate hideouts, and loads of family fun are available at this miniature golf course where you putt around historical markers of pirates in a lush tropical setting complete with a cool sea fog.
Drive 300 horsepower, tire-screeching dragsters while at this motorsports venue that also features three of the fastest go-kart tracks in the area. The Sprint Challenge is a high speed track filled with plenty of tight turns, The Sport Grand Prix track will test your driving skills following a 1,200 foot long serpentine trail, and Thundermania includes the challenging turns of a high banked oval track. They also have Space Coast's largest arcade.
The Daytona 500 Experience is "the official attraction of NASCAR." The Richard Petty Driving Experience offers you the chance to ride-along in a two-seat stock car driven by a professional instructor for a simulated two-lap NASCAR qualifying run at speeds exceeding 160 m.p.h. View the 45-minute "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience" at the Coca-Cola IMAX Theatre. "Fans maneuver NASCAR simulators at speeds of over 200 m.p.h., combining motion, video projection and sound for the ultimate head-to-head racing experience," at Acceleration Alley. Daytona Dream Laps is an iWERKS motion simulator ride based the Daytona 500. Other attractions include the Chevy 16-second Pit Stop Challenge, DuPont Technology of Speed, Gatorade Victory Lane, a 30-minute, guided tour of the Speedway, the Goodyear Heritage of Daytona history walk, and the Car of Tomorrow.
Daytona International Speedway hosts several racing competitions that are world famous. This speedway has the capacity to accommodate a huge crowd, enhancing the excitement and anticipation. A few of the major events that are held here include the Daytona 500, Coke Zero 400, Sprint Unlimited and Budweiser Duel. There are so many races here, it could be called a second home to several well-known drivers. Visiting here is a dream come true for racing fans.
Having been around since 1992, the Southeast Museum of Photography is the pride of of Daytona Beach's photography community, as it continually strives to give emerging artists a break and to get themselves exhibited. The permanent exhibits, which number around 3500, include masterpieces by the greats such as Paul Strand and Sally Mann. This museum holds panel discussions, screenings, lectures and events often, and admission and parking is free.
This company offers exciting parasailing over the scenic Atlantic Ocean plus offers jet ski and four wheel beach vehicle rentals.
Tarragona Tower is located at Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. It was built in 1925 C.E as an entrance to a defunct subdivision and had two arches. It was designed by architect Charles Ballough and it was added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on May 6, 2005.
A National Historic Landmark, this historic home was the former home of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, a civil rights leader, educator, and founder of Bethune-Cookman College. Artifacts, citations, plaques, and pictures of dignitaries are on display and the gravesite of Dr. Bethune is on site. Weekend tours are available by appointment.
With a congregation that dates back to 1881, Basilica of Saint Paul is one of the oldest churches in the city. The majestic church building dates back to 1927 and boasted of being the tallest in the city when it was completed. Constructed in the Mission Revival style, the building has magnificent architectural detailing and is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in the city. Guided tours of the facility allow you to explore the majestic interiors which include a fine fresco of St. Paul. Group tours are available by prior appointment. Check website for more.
The waters around Daytona Beach are renowned for the population of manatees that thrives there. Built as a sanctuary for these gentle creatures, the Manatee Island park is a venue sequestered a few meters from the mainland by a bridge. A popular recreation point for the locals as well as visitors, this park has picnic pavilions, a children’s play area, and restrooms. The park also plays host to popular events, like the Daytona Seafood Festival. Call for more information.
Taking up over 5,600 acres, Bulow Creek State Park is home to thousands of oak trees, the ruins of a 19th century plantation, and Bulow's Trail, a popular seven mile hiking trail. Hikers can look out for white-tailed deer, barred owls and raccoons. Other activities enjoyed by visitors include fishing, canoeing and kayaking. If you plan ahead, bring your own lunch and have a picnic in the pavilion or one of the many picnic tables.