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433 Casey Key Rd
Nokomis, FL 34275
Phone: (941) 488-7272
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Nokomis Beach

Sarasota County's oldest public beach, Nokomis Beach encompasses 22 acres of recreation area with a gulf beach that runs for one-third mile. Popular with families, the beach has ample free parking, picnic pavilions, a snack bar, and lifeguards. A boat ramp is located on the Intra-coastal Waterway.


Central Florida Attractions

 A WORLD OF ORCHIDS  Thousands of rare and exotic flowering orchids from around the globe on exhibit daily in an indoor tropical garden setting. Relaxing, enjoyable, educational. FREE daily guided tours/Saturday lectures, group rates, retail sales. 2501 Old Lake Wilson Road, Kissimmee, FL 34747 (407)396-1887

ADVENTURE ISLAND  Tampa Bay’s only water park, features water play areas, a championship volleyball complex, outdoor cafes, picnic and sunbathing areas. Guests can conquer speed slides, float along on a rambling river or take advantage of 12 beautiful white sand volleyball courts. Open March through October; call (813)987-5660 for details.

BLACK HILLS PASSION PLAY  In Lake Wales, one of America's longest-running stage productions. Cast of 250 recreates last seven days in life of Christ. In large outdoor amphitheater, this premier attraction is in its 42nd season, February-March-April. Information: Lake Wales Amphitheater, P.O. Box 71, Lake Wales, FL 33859 (813)676-1495

BOK TOWER GARDENS  Visit this magnificent garden and historic carillon tower - now a National Historic Landmark. Daily carillon recitals; visitor center; cafe; gift shop; picnic area. Open daily 8 a.m.-5p.m. U.S. 27 and S.R. 60 at Lake Wales. (813)676-1408

BUCCANEER BAY  Florida’s only natural spring waterpark featuring the Thunderbolt and Pirates Revenge speed flumes, Lazy River tube ride, children’s play area, white sandy beaches, volleyball and picnic areas. Located adjacent to Weeki Wachee Spring, 45 minutes north of Tampa on US 19. (800)678-9335

BUSCH GARDENS, TAMPA BAY  Guests of all ages have a variety of experiences exploring this 300-acre family entertainment park. The most popular attraction on Florida’s west coast. Visitors experience a unique combination of thrilling rides, zoological habitats and live entertainment. Open 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (extended in summer and selected holidays). (813)987-5082
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CHURCH STREET STATION  Historic downtown Orlando's complete entertainment complex featuring Rosie O'Grady's, Phineas Phogg's, The Orchid Garden Ballroom, the Cheyenne Saloon and Opera House plus plenty of dining and shopping. Open 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. year round. 129 W. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801 407/422-2434

CYPRESS GARDENS  Botanical theme park featuring world-famous tropical gardens; exciting water ski shows; an outdoor wildlife sculpture series; "Wings of Wonder," the Butterfly Conservatory; educational birds of prey and gardening programs; a Russian acrobatic show and more! Open 365 days a year; one hour southwest of Orlando off U.S. 27 near Winter Haven. (941) 324-2111.

DISNEY WORLD (WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT) Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot®, Disney-MGM Studios, resort hotels and Fort Wilderness Campground, 5 championship golf courses, Typhoon Lagoon, Pleasure Island, River Country, Discovery Island and Disney Village Marketplace. Open daily. P.O. Box 10,000, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 Information: (407)824-4321; Hotel Reservations (407)W-DISNEY.
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EUROPA SEAKRUZ  6-hour day or evening cruises featuring full meal, live entertainment, dancing, games and Las Vegas style casino. SeaKruz sails from John’s Pass Village, Madeira Beach; Palm Grove Marina, Ft. Myers Beach; and Truman Annex, Key West. Sales office: 150-153rd Ave., Suite 202, Madeira Beach, FL 33708 Reservations/information (800)688-PLAY.

GATORLAND  "Alligator Capital of the World”. Three exciting shows - Gator Jumparoo, Gator Wrestlin' and the Snakes of Florida. Ride Gatorland Express Railroad. Try gator ribs and gator nuggets at Pearl's Smokehouse. Open daily 8 a.m. till dusk. 14501 S. Orange Blossom Tr. (Hwy. 441) between Orlando and Kissimmee. (407)855-5496 or (800)393-JAWS

GREAT EXPLORATIONS, THE HANDS ON MUSEUM  There's always something new at this fascinating "hands on" museum with a variety of exciting interactive exhibits: a 96-foot pitch black "Touch Tunnel", "Think Tank", "Phenomenal Arts", "Body Shop", "Explore Galore", unique museum store, changing exhibits. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon. - Sat.; Noon - 5 p.m., Sun. 1120 4th St. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (813)821-8992

GREEN MEADOWS FARM  A "hands-on" two-hour guided tour of over 300 farm animals. Everyone milks a cow; pony rides for children; hayrides for all. Picnic area under "grandfather oaks". Seasonal events. Continuous tours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., open till 5:30 p.m. Five miles south of Hwy. 192 on Poinciana Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 32742. (407)846-0770

HOMOSASSA SPRINGS STATE WILDLIFE PARK  Walk underwater in the natural spring and meet our friendly manatees. Stroll nature trails and see and learn about Florida’s wildlife. Daily educational programs and Children’s Education Center. Open 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Ticket counter closes at 4 p.m. Located on U.S. 19 in Homosassa Springs, FL 34448 (904)628-2311

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SPACEPORT USA  The official visitor center at Kennedy Space Center, the world’s only launch and landing base of America’s Space Shuttle. Two hour bus tours and three different IMAX movie presentations available. Open everyday except Christmas. SPACEPORT USA, Mail Code: TWRS, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899 (407)452-2121

KING HENRY'S FEAST  For a taste of Merry Ol’ England, dine in King Henry VIII’s banquet hall! Entertainment features a sword swallower, fire blower, and aerial ballerina. Four-course dinner includes soup, salad, chicken, ribs, vegetables and dessert. Unlimited beer, wine, and Coca-Cola®. 8984 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819 (407)351-5151 Toll free (800)347-8181

MEDIEVAL LIFE  Experience the life of 1,000 years past when entering the village of Raymondburg. Witness actual artifacts on a 1-hour tour of a 14 cottage Medieval Hamlet. Be Warned! As you enter the spine-tingling dungeon and torture chamber, you may never escape with your life!!! (407)239-8666 or (800)229-8300

MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER AND TOURNAMENT  Travel back to the days of yore at central Florida’s #1 dinner attraction, near Disney on Highway 192. Guests will feast on a regal banquet inside the 1,000 seat, 11th-century, European-style castle and cheer for daring knights on horseback competing in tournament games, sword fighting and jousting matches. (407)396-1518

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & INDUSTRY (MOSI)  Fun for “kids” 1 to 101! Over 400 “minds-on” activities-planetarium, space simulators, hurricane chamber, butterfly garden. More than you ever imagined. Coming in Spring 95 - Florida’s first IMAX® DOME Theater and Star Trek®: Federation Science exhibit. 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33617 (813)987-6300

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! MUSEUM - ORLANDO  Hundreds of unbelievable exhibits and displays will entertain groups of all ages! A wonderful, low-cost option in the heart of the tourist sector. 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily; suggested visit: 60-90 min. 8201 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 (407)363-4418

SALVADOR DALI MUSEUM  One of Florida’s foremost cultural attractions and home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali. Recommended by AAA. Great gift shop. Tours daily. Open 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily except Sun. and Mon. Noon - 5:30 p.m. 1000 Third Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (813)823-3767

SEA WORLD OF FLORIDA  World’s most popular marine life park, features exciting encounters with marine life, including Shamu the killer whale, manatees, penguins, dolphins, sea lions, walruses, otters, sharks, eels, stingrays, birds and fish in more than 20 shows and hands-on exhibits. Opening summer 1995 - new “Wild Arctic” attraction. (407)351-3600

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA  Thrill to 400+ acres of incredible rides, shows and attractions at the #1 movie studio and theme park in the world! Experience Back To The Future…The Ride, the E.T. Adventure®, Kongfrontation®, and JAWS®! Daily 9 a.m. Located at I-4 and FL Turnpike, Orlando, FL 32819 (407)363-8000
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U.S. ASTRONAUT HALL OF FAME  Visit nation’s only facility dedicated to telling stories of America’s space heroes. Experience astronaut adventure first hand. Take a trip into the future aboard full-scale orbiter mock-up, be whirled in a centrifuge, and more! Daily, except Christmas from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. West of Kennedy Space Center. (407)269-6100

WEEKI WACHEE SPRING The “City of Mermaids”, features a live underwater production of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”. Other attractions include the Wilderness River Cruise, exotic and birds-of-prey shows and the animal forest petting zoo. Located 45 min. north of Tampa on U.S. 19 (800)678-9335

WET ´N WILD  Experience the nation’s best-attended water park! Treat the kids to our elaborate children’s playground featuring mini-versions of our most popular rides. Experience the new SURGE - the longest, fastest, multi-passenger water ride in the southeast! Open year-round. 6200 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 (407)351-1800


South Florida Attractions

AMERICAN POLICE MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME  10,000+ police artifacts including the world's most unusual police vehicles. Sit in the "electric chair" and "gas chamber". Solve a crime and become a certified "detective"! Uniforms, firearms, badges. All ages. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. seven days. 3801 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137 (305)573-0070

BABCOCK WILDERNESS ADVENTURES  Experience Florida - naturally!! Enjoy a 90-minute swamp buggy nature tour guided by experienced naturalists. See the real Florida. Explore unspoiled woodlands and swamps on the 90,000-acre Crescent B Ranch. We guarantee you will see wild alligators, bison and panthers. Reservations are essential. (813)489-3911

BILLIE SWAMP SAFARI  Features Seminole Indian swamp buggy tours & shows in the Everglades. See gardens of palmettos, cypress and sawgrass. Spot alligators, birds and animals. Overnight camping village & gift shop available. Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Take I-75 1 hour west of Fort Lauderdale. Group sales (305)257-2134; Safari park (800)949-6101

BUTTERFLY WORLD  Stroll among thousands of exotic butterflies soaring in a tropical rainforest. Waterfalls, ponds, birds, orchids, and roses complete this natural habitat. Breeding laboratory, botanical gardens, museum/insectarium, gift and plant shop. Open Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 (305)977-4400

CAPTIVA CRUISES  Enjoy remarkable island nature and explore nearby out-islands and waterways. While cruising, see exotic wildlife and playful dolphins. Vessels are spacious and comfortable with enclosed, climate-controlled lower cabins, upper sun decks and full service cocktail bars. Dinner cruises available on certain evenings. For reservations and information, call (813)472-5300.

CARIBBEAN GARDENS,  Home of Jungle Larry’s Zoological Park Explore 52 acres of tropical plants, trees and endangered animals. Boat trips to primate inhabited islands. Animal performances, alligator feeding and wildlife lectures daily. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. 1590 Goodlette Road, Naples, FL 33940 (813)262-5409

CONCH TOUR TRAIN  Key West's most famous and popular attraction. The 90-minute fully narrated tour views the island’s unique architecture, flora, history and local attractions. Trains leave at regular intervals daily from depots located at Mallory Square on Front Street and 3840 North Roosevelt Blvd. (305)294-5161

CORAL CASTLE  The amazing true story of Coral Castle and its enigmatic creator, Ed Leedskalnin, comes to life in our new 30 minute audio tour in English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais. Was he superhuman or supernatural? You be the judge. A National Historical Site. Open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. 28655 So. Dixie Highway, Homestead, FL 33030 (305)248-6344

EDISON WINTER HOME  Visit the estate of America's greatest inventor. Home, laboratory, botanical gardens just as he left them. One of the largest collections of Edison memorabilia on public display in America. Daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Except Thanksgiving Day and December 25. 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33901 (813)334-3614

EVERGLADES ALLIGATOR FARM  Venture into unspoiled Florida at its wildest from south Florida’s oldest alligator farm. Explore the Everglades by thrilling airboat tour. Enjoy live shows hourly featuring alligators and snakes. Turnpike extension south to Florida City exit. Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 40351 S.W. 192nd Ave., Homestead, FL 33090 (305)247-2628

EVERGLADES WONDER GARDENS  A glimpse of Florida past, Everglades wildlife including bears, playful otters, panther, deer, birds of prey, wading birds, alligators, snakes and the endangered Everglades crocodile. Continuous 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Old U.S. 41, Bonita Springs, FL 33923 (813)992-2591

FAIRCHILD TROPICAL GARDEN  An 83-acre tropical paradise. Experience the rain forest, rare plant house, sunken garden, vine pergola and magnificent vistas. Wander secluded paths or enjoy a tram tour. Weekends often highlighted by special events. Tropical books and unique gifts. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156 (305)667-1651

FLAMINGO GARDENS AND ARBORETUM  It's a Natural! 1-1/2 mile guided tram tour. See citrus groves, tropical plants, Florida alligators, river otters and flamingos. Visit the Everglades "free-flight" aviary, birds of prey exhibit, gift and garden shops and fresh fruit patio. Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily. 3750 Flamingo Road, Davie/Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33330 (305)473-0010

FURY CATAMARANS  Sail aboard Fury's luxury 60' and 65' catamarans. Snorkel trips depart twice daily to North America's only living coral reef. All gear and instructions included. Spectacular sunset cruises nightly. Sails include unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. Located at Truman Annex Dock, Key West, FL 33041 (305)294-8899

HENRY FORD WINTER HOME  The world’s first billionaire lived next door to Thomas Edison. Furnished to the historical periods. Garden tour completes your visit. Mon. - Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun. 12:30 - 4 p.m. Last tour to both historical homes at 3 p.m. Daily except Thanksgiving and December 25. 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33901 (813)334-7419

HENRY MORRISON FLAGLER MUSEUM  Historic 1901 mansion of Henry M. Flagler, pioneer developer of east coast of Florida. Priceless collections of paintings, porcelains, furniture, clothing. Guided tours describe opulence of bygone era. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tue. thru Sat; Noon - 5 p.m. Sunday. Coconut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480 (407)655-2833

HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA  Experience the drama of south Florida and Caribbean history at one of the country’s largest history museums. Enjoy hands-on activities for kids, permanent and special exhibitions. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thurs. till 9 p.m.; Sun. Noon - 5 p.m. Metro-Dade Cultural Center, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130 (305)375-1492

JUNGLE QUEEN  Famous Bar-B-Que & shrimp dinner cruise. Over 50 years. "All You Can Eat" dinner of ribs, chicken, shrimp, Vaudeville Show, sing-along. Daily cruises at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Millionaire's Row, Indian village, alligator wrestling, rare birds and monkeys. Cruise to Miami's Bayside Marketplace. 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (305)462-5596

KEY WEST AQUARIUM  Pet sharks! Discover the undersea world of the Florida Keys. Daily shark and turtle feedings and touch tank offer guests hands-on encounters with sea life. See sawfish, moray eels, tropical and game fish and birds! Guided tours daily. Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. One Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040 (305)296-2051

LION COUNTRY SAFARI  500-acre, drive-through wildlife preserve and amusement park. Over 1000 wild animals roaming free within inches of your car. Narrated boat cruise, carousel, petting zoo and more! Single admission covers all! Open 9:30 a.m. West of Turnpike and I-95 on Southern Blvd. (S.R. 80), West Palm Beach, FL 33416 (407)793-1084

MAI-KAI POLYNESIAN DINNER ATTRACTION  Visit the many moods of the South Pacific. Enjoy dinner and watch the spectacular Islander Revue. See beautiful maidens and agile warriors perform native dances of the South Seas. Afterwards, take a stroll in our tropical gardens. 3599 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (305)563-3272 or (800)262-4524

MIAMI METROZOO  A cageless zoological park on 290-acres, showcasing over 100 species of rare and exotic animals including koalas, white tigers, flamingos. Animal shows daily. Children's petting zoo. Kiddie rides. Free monorail. 12400 S.W. 152 St., Miami, FL 33177 (305)251-0400

MIAMI MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & SPACE TRANSIT PLANETARIUM  Explore the wonders of science and nature with fun, hands-on activities for all ages. National touring exhibits. Wildlife Center. Collection Gallery. Open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33129 (across from Vizcaya). Museum: (305)854-4247; Planetarium: (305)854-4242

MIAMI SEAQUARIUM  Internationally famous marine life park where the oceans come alive. Spectacular shows feature Killer Whale Lolita, TV superstar Flipper, dolphins and sea lions. See endangered manatees, American crocodile, exotic birds and reptiles. Daily 9:30 a.m. Continuous shows. Free parking. Youth/senior discounts. 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami, FL 33149 (305)361-5705

MIAMI YOUTH MUSEUM  Share the excitement of the Miami Youth Museum, where children enter a world designed to inspire, delight and stimulate curiosity and creativity. The Museum's hands-on exhibits broaden the horizons of children by making learning lively, participatory and fun. Wheelchair accessibility. 5701 Sunset Dr., Miami, FL 33143 305/661-3046

MICCOSUKEE INDIAN VILLAGE  Discover a culture centuries old. Experience how the Miccosukee Indian Tribe existed and still exists in the heart of the Florida Everglades. Airboats, shopping, museum, guides and dining. Open daily 9 a.m. - dusk. 25 miles west of Miami on Hwy. 41, P.O. Box 440021, Miami, FL 33144 (305)223-8380

MONKEY JUNGLE  "Where Humans are Caged & Monkeys Run Wild”. Sound different? Well, it is. Venture deep into the monkeys’ forest and view the beauty of monkeys running free. Continuous shows. Open daily. 14805 S.W. 216th St., Miami, FL 33170. Via U.S. 1, FL Turnpike S. (Exit 11) or State Road 997. (305)235-1611

PARROT JUNGLE AND GARDENS  World famous bird sanctuary, wildlife habitat and botanical gardens with over 1200 birds and animals. Spectacular bird and wildlife shows, ape exhibit, exotic reptiles, petting zoo, children’s playground and more. Gift shop. Cafe opens 8:00 a.m. Park open daily 9:30 a.m. 11000 S.W. 57th Ave., Miami, FL 33156 (305)666-7834

SAWGRASS RECREATION PARK  Everglades tours & replica 18th century Seminole Indian village alligator and reptile exhibit Three tours,-one price, 30 minutes each tour with guide fishing guides, boat rentals camping, etc. bait, tackle licenses gift shop, food. Tours 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Store 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. Open seven days (800)457-0788

THEATER OF THE SEA  Pet a shark, kiss a sea lion! Ride unique Bottomless Boat where the dolphins play. Swim with the dolphins in their own environment, by reservation. DIFFERENT FROM THE REST AND FAR MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED! Continuous shows daily 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mile marker 84.5, U.S. 1, Islamorada, FL 33036 (305)664-2431

VIZCAYA MUSEUM AND GARDENS  16th-century Italian Renaissance-style villa and 10 acres of formal gardens on Biscyane Bay. The house has 34 rooms of 15th - 19th century antique furnishings and decorative arts. Guided tours, cafe/gift shop, climate-controlled. Open 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily except Christmas. 3251 South Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33129 (305)250-9133

WEEKS AIR MUSEUM  Learn about aviation's history. Displays of antique aircraft, engines and propellers. Collection of 35 WWI and WWII aircraft, many restored to original flying condition. Complete gift shop. Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport in S.W. Miami, minutes from Miami Metrozoo. Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 14710 S.W. 128 St., Miami, FL 33196 (305)233-5197

North Florida Attractions

LIGHTNER MUSEUM  Exhibits of diverse and spectacular 19th century decorative arts and everyday objects featuring cut glass, porcelain, toys, natural history, Victorian collectibles and mechanical musical demonstrations. Housed in the former Hotel Alcazar, an 1888 Historic Register building. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily except Christmas. 75 King St., St. Augustine, FL 32085 (904)824-2874

MARINELAND OF FLORIDA  Experience the excitement and fun of lively dolphin show, sea lions and other sea life creatures at the world’s original marine attraction. Continuous shows daily. Children’s playport, picnic areas and nature walks. All oceanfront Quality Inn and adjacent camping resort. Minutes from historic St. Augustine and Daytona Beach on scenic A1A. (800)824-4218 U.S. and FL

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NAVAL AVIATION  One of the world’s largest air and space museums. Historical warbirds - first airplane to cross the Atlantic - world famous Blue Angel Skyhawks - art - memorabilia - guided tours. Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. NAS Pensacola, FL 32508 (850)452-3604 FREE

OLDEST STORE MUSEUM  As you step through the swinging doors you will see over 100,000 items to take you back to the 1890s in this general store museum. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. - Sat.; Noon - 5 p.m. Sun. 4 Arillery Lane, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904)829-9729

POTTER'S WAX MUSEUM  More than 170 figures, faithfully recreated after painstaking historical research. Brilliantly costumed. Theater with multi-image presentation. The Wax Works exhibit figure-making technique. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (till 8:00 p.m. summer). 17 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904)829-9056

RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! MUSEUM - ST. AUGUSTINE  Enter a world where one-of-a-kind exhibits, fascinate, delight, and entertain the entire family. See the world’s largest moving erecter model. Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (till 10 p.m. summer). 19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904)824-1606

ST. AUGUSTINE ALLIGATOR FARM  All 22 species of crocodilians from around the world. GOMEK the giant crocodile from New Guinea. Shows every hour. See hundreds of huge alligators and wading birds in their natural habitat. Open every day 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hwy A1A south of St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904)824-3337

ST. AUGUSTINE SCENIC CRUISE  Enjoy a one hour and 15 minute conducted cruise along the St. Augustine waterfront and Matanzas Bay. Departs from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. Open daily. Additional evening cruises April 1 through October 15. Group and charter rates available. Victory II or Victory III. (800)542-8316 or (904)824-1806

ST. AUGUSTINE SIGHTSEEING TRAINS  The way to see St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city. 80 points of interest on 7-mile tour with stop off and on privileges at attractions. Discount tours available. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Look for the red and blue trains. 170 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904)829-6545

ZORAYDA CASTLE  America's greatest architectural reproduction of the Alhambra, Spain's most famous castle in old Granada. Within its walls is shown how the Moorish kings lived, entertained and ruled Spain. See fabulous treasures from all over the world. Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 85 King St., St. Augustine, FL 32084 (904)824-3097