Located in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville was named after Andrew Jackson in 1822. It has a dynamic history that includes colonial plantations, spanish forts, and great mixtures of culture.
The Jacksonville metropolitan area is home to almost 2 million residents and the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. National pride is flowing like the St. Johns River throughout the are with two U.S. Naval Bases within the city limits, giving Jacksonville the third largest military presence in the United States.
Read more about some of the attractions that make Jacksonville a cultural and tourist hotspot.
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Museums, art galleries, parks and famous architecture are found all around the Jacksonville area. Here are some attractions you'll only find in the area.
Lightner Museum (St. Augustine) - is a museum of antiquities, mostly American Gilded Age pieces, housed within the historic Hotel Alcazar building in downtown St. Augustine.
Kingsley Plantation (North Jacksonville/Fort George Island) - is a beautiful site that tells stories of slaves and slave holders that may surprise you.
Jacksonville Zoo (North Jacksonville) - houses over 2,400 rare and exotic animals and over 1,500 unique plant species and participates in many preservation and breeding programs to ensure the survival of endangered and threatened species as well as local fauna and flora.
TPC Sawgrass (Ponte Vedra Beach) - Home of the TPC Championship, TPC Sawgrass is a world renowned golf course/resort.