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The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is an art museum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Originating in 1958 as the Fort Lauderdale Art Center, the museum is located in a 75,000-square-foot modernist building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes. The current building was constructed in 1986, with a 10,000-square-foot wing added in 2001. The main exhibition area comprises 21,000 square feet; a sculpture terrace on the second floor adds an additional 2,800 square feet of space. The museum, unlike major museums in nearby Miami, Florida and Palm Beach, Florida, emphasizes contemporary (20th century) projects. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
Among its 6,200 pieces are a significant collection of ceramics by Pablo Picasso, a collection of contemporary Cuban art representing the contributions of more than 125 artists, and North America’s largest exhibition of work from the Northern European CoBrA avant-garde movement.The museum’s collections are strong in the cultures of South Florida and the Caribbean.
The museum is associated with Nova Southeastern University. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
In 2001, the museum expanded, adding the Glackens wing to house a collection of over 500 works from American realist painter William Glackens. The 2,000-square-foot exhibitis the largest collection of his work in existence, and includes both his oldest known (Philadelphia Landscape, 1893) and last completed (White Rose and Other Flowers, 1937) paintings. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
In December 2005, a traveling exhibit of relics from the tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun opened at the Museum of Art. The museum was one of only four venues for this exhibit, touring the United States for the first time in over 25 years. During its four-month run in Fort Lauderdale, over 700,000 tickets were sold. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
In 1893, Chicago attorney Hugh Taylor Birch came to South Florida in search of a secluded area for his home. He settled in the small Fort Lauderdale village that included a store, a few houses and the old Army Post remains. Purchasing ocean-front property for about a dollar per acre, he eventually owned a 3.5-mile stretch of beachfront. In 1940, at age 90, he built his Art Deco-style home, calling his 180-acre estate Terramar or ‘land to the sea.’ Wishing to preserve his subtropical paradise from encroaching development, Birch donated his estate as a public park. On December 31, 1941, the Florida Board of Forestry and Parks obtained the title to what became Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. It is now a barrier island of trees and greenery in the middle of urban Fort Lauderdale located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, and is one of the city’s most distinctive feature frequently compared to Central Park, also an island of peaceful green vegetation in the midst of a bustling city. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
Attorney Hugh Taylor Birch first arrived in South Florida from Chicago in 1893, while escaping the crowds flooding the city for the Columbian Exposition. Mr. Birch maintained the last 180 acres of the property as his own home until his death in 1943.
Elk’s Youth Camp
One of the earliest facilities constructed in the park is the Elk’s Youth Camp. It is available for rental to non-profit youth groups of up to 68 children. The facilities consist of six cabins and a lodge with kitchen and dining facilities. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
Canoe rentals have been offered for the largest of the freshwater coastal dune lakes in the park since the 1950s. Paddling along the narrow lake provides a rare opportunity to observe some of the park’s wildlife and abundance of birds.
From 1965 until 1985, the Birch State Park Scenic Railroad carried visitors on a three-mile, 30-minute narrated tour around the park. The tour included passage through a tunnel and across two trestles spanning the park’s freshwater lakes. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
Since it opened to the public in 1949, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park has offered Floridians and visitors an array of activities from picnicking and beach going to hiking and birding.
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Established in 2003, the team of volunteers at the Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum has made outstanding progress toward meeting our mission to:
Restore and display Historic Fire Station 3,
Present the inspiring story of service and courage of Fort Lauderdale’s Fire Department and firefighters, and to
Share an exciting and life-changing message of fire safety with our citizens.
To demonstrate that the city was coming back better than ever after the 1926 hurricane, architect Francis Abreu was engaged in 1927 to build this beautiful fire station. Today, Station 3 once again glows with his rotunda and chandelier, wood beam ceiling, crown molding, inlaid tile, eyebrow windows, fireplace and fountain. Many of the exhibits which herald our firefighter’s courage and service since 1912 are finished. Our exciting children’s fire prevention and escape program is ready to save young lives. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
Current projects include finishing the two exhibit rooms that will cover fire department service from 1941 to 1991, and from 1992 to Present, and also to invite youth groups to enjoy our exciting fire safety program. Volunteers are also needed in several areas.
As we work to accomplish our mission, please remember that your support is vital. Our fund raising activities include memberships, donations, hall rentals, children’s group fire safety presentations, gift shop sales and special events. With your continued excellent support, we will accomplish our goal of Preserving our Past and Teaching our Youth! #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
Please make plans to visit the Museum soon. Admission is free, donations are appreciated! https://www.fortlauderdalefiremuseum.com/
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Legend has it that the Indians woke one morning following a torrential rainfall and violent earthquake to find themselves camped beside a river on a site that only the night before had been dry and rocky. The Indians named the river “Himmarshee” or New River, which became a route for trading ocean catches at the Stranahan Trading Post with the early settlers, and Fort Lauderdale grew up around that site. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
Spanning the north and south banks of Fort Lauderdale’s New River is the Riverwalk Park, a waterfront park in the heart of Downtown. Along these historic banks, Native Americans brought their ocean catches upriver to trade, and early settlers brought their harvest for rail shipment north. This bustling area eventually served as Fort Lauderdale’s birthplace. Today, lush tropical landscape and winding walkways link attractions, restaurants and shops on Florida’s most beautiful mile. Riverwalk Park is a multimillion-dollar project involving state, local and private funding and combining the arts, history, entertainment, higher education and various businesses. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
In 1986, the dream of a Riverwalk Park became realized with funding from a General Obligation Bond. At that time, Fort Lauderdale residents voted to spend $8 million on the Discovery Center (now the Museum of Discovery and Science) and $7.4 million on Riverwalk Linear Park. The initial seed funding for Riverwalk has encouraged over $1.5 billion in public and private investment and redevelopment along the New River. Riverwalk now hosts many and diverse cultural and entertainment experiences in a Downtown setting, and Riverwalk is quickly becoming home to more than 10,000 new Downtown residents.
The Riverwalk Park now serves as the crown that holds together the jewels of art, history, entertainment, culture, education, and business in our urban setting along the historic New River. As Downtown Fort Lauderdale emerges as a pedestrian-friendly world-class city, look for Riverwalk to play an increasingly important role as a quiet oasis in the hustle and bustle of City life and a vibrant gathering place for our emerging community. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
The year 2011 marked the celebration of Fort Lauderdale’s Centennial. The historic milestone offered us an opportunity to observe and honor our City’s past. It was a time when neighbors young and old could reflect upon how Fort Lauderdale began, recognize the challenges we had overcome, and appreciate the accomplishments we had achieved. Now, in 2013, it is time to look ahead. It is time to prepare for our coming challenges and to anticipate the many opportunities that still await us. It is time to Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale!
One of the most memorable walks you can take in Fort Lauderdale is on the Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk. This recently completed linear promenade along the New River in downtown is considered by many “Florida’s Most Beautiful Mile,” linking boutiques, restaurants, shops and museums with lush, tropical scenery.
From the Historic District, including the 1901 trading post now called the Stranahan House, to the exciting Arts & Science District with the Museum of Discovery and Science, Riverwalk reflects the many faces of Fort Lauderdale – past and present. Riverwalk also encompasses Esplanade Park, with interactive navigational and meteorological exhibits, which is located at the foot of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Included along Riverwalk’s path you’ll find romantic gazebos, a picnic area, native plant exhibits and a butterfly garden. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
The Museum of Discovery and Science is a museum located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is one of the largest museums of its kind in Florida, and has the most visitors of any museum in the state. The museum features its own AutoNation IMAX theater, and shows 3-D IMAX films in which viewers wear special glasses and headsets. The museum also features a number of "ecoscapes", as well as a simulated ride to Mars, a simulated airboat ride in the Everglades and a MaxFlight airplane simulator. Among the more popular aspects of the museum are the quantity and variety of Floridian animal species on display. The public are allowed to get quite close to the animal life such as otters, baby alligators, turtles, and a sea turtle, and the museum frequently has organized animal-centered demonstrations, or more informal meet-and-greets with native and exotic Florida fauna. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
Other than the animals on display, the Museum of Discovery and Science currently features a Discovery Center for ages 7 and under, Go Green exhibit, Runways to Rockets including airplane simulators and information about space, Powerful You! exhibit, minerals and rocks on display, games, puzzles, Explore Store, food concessions, and a moving exhibit. The Museum of Discovery and Science moved to its current location in downtown Fort Lauderdale in 1992. The "Great Gravity Clock" in front of the entrance is one of the main features of the museum and is one of only three in the world. The other two are in Japan and Mexico. The museum plays host to birthday parties, (sea) turtle walks and camp-ins, and has its own summer camp. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
The Museum of Discovery and Science also funds a volunteer program that allows children and adults alike to give back to the community. The IMAX theater features a 4980 square foot screen and currently plays both 2-D and 3-D movies. The five-story-high screen is the largest in South Florida. The museum also hosts many special event activities such as the annual "Food and Wine Gala" to raise money.
If you are travelling with younger visitors then don’t miss the chance to visit the Museum of Discovery and Science which spans two floors of fun attractions. Many of the exhibits here are interactive and the aim is to teach young ones all about science in an exciting and engaging manner.To that end, just some of the hands-on features here include a Moon and Mars simulator as well as a pilot simulation where you get to sit in the cockpit and drive your own jet.There is also a fossil dig that will let you learn about prehistoric Florida, as well as a live animal show and an EcoDiscovery Center.
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You can’t come to Fort Lauderdale and not visit the beaches, and you will find 23 miles of coastline to enjoy here.
The beaches are known for their pristine sands and clear waters and as you would expect you can indulge in a huge range of water sports here.
Some of these include swimming, water skiing, and surfing, or you can just lie on the beach and take in the stunning views without lifting a finger. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
Ask anyone coming to Fort Lauderdale and it's all about the beaches. They're legendary. They appear on postcards, in movies and the internet. From kids to college students to newlyweds to movie stars, Ft. Lauderdale beaches have seen them all. For you, if you are planning the perfect vacation day soaking up the sun, playing in the sand, or swimming in the ocean, then our Fort Lauderdale guide is just what you need. Our 10Best list highlights the best places to soak up the sun, with Fort Lauderdale Beach being a favorite of our editors and readers.
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But if you're more interested in seeing nature up close and personal on unspoiled coastlines, then plan a day at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, or the refined Hillsboro Beach. Families especially love the popular playful sands of Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, where sun worshippers and the playful at heart gather for the full Florida experience. For the visitor who not only wants the sun, the fun and the ocean as well as convenient shopping and dining, it's off to the famous Hollywood Beach with its Broadwalk and endless fun. And, of course, for those whose ideal day on the beach means rest and relaxation, surrounded by hushed tropical breezes and swaying palm trees, then it's off to Hallandale Beach or the tranquil Dania Beach.
So the turn off the laptop and the cell phone, pack your beach attire, and get ready for a relaxing day of taking in rays.
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The Jungle Queen Riverboat Company actually has several boats and offers two distinct tours. The Sightseeing Cruise is about three hours and takes you up the New River, past the fascinating Millionaire’s Row, through downtown Fort Lauderdale, a bit of the Everglades, then a stopover at the Jungle Queen Indian Village, a tropical island environment with macaws, rare plants and birds, and even alligator wrestling. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett . The Bar-B-Que and Shrimp Dinner Cruise lasts for four hours and includes a fascinating trip up the New River with an island stopover for an all-you-can-eat shrimp and ribs dinner and a show. Reservations are required.
801 Seabreeze Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Map / Directions PHONE:
Morning Sightseeing Tour: Daily 9:30am
Afternoon Sightseeing Tour: Daily 1:30pm
BBQ Dinner Tour: Daily 6pm
Sightseeing Tour Adult (13+) $17; Child (0-12) $12.75
BBQ Dinner Tour Adult (13+) $39.95; Child (0-12) $21.75
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Today, the story of Florida's Seminole Indians is told as well as painstakingly exhibited in an amazing setting at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in Clewiston, Fla. Arrive here, and step back in time. What's more, it's ideal for kids, too! They may just not want to leave. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is certainly known for its award-winning Blue Wave beaches, well-preserved parks, world-class hotels, fine dining restaurants, boutique shopping, fascinating museums and a lifestyle people leave home for. Guests who arrive naturally indulge in all of these amazing options, and why not? But while it may be a bit of a drive northwest of Fort Lauderdale, about an hour-and-a-half, the trip to Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki will be as memorable as time spent at these other area attractions. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
Long before any settlers started on their quest to live in this part of South Florida, it was inhabited by the Seminole Indians. Being one of the first peoples in Florida, they endured adversity in this sometimes harsh wilderness with great strength, overcame great odds and made this their home.
These people are distinguished by numerous fascinating traditions, such as alligator wresting, big shirts and turbans for men, women's glass bed necklaces, bright patchwork clothing designs, thatched chickees dwellings, the traditional Seminole dwellings of cypress and palmetto and dug-out cypress canoes. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
Once on site, start by walking through the museums and enjoying the amazing exhibits and collections on display. Here, learn their spiritual Green Corn Ceremony and Catfish Dance, their lively stickball game, silversmithing, weddings and other aspects of their 1890s culture.
What's more, modern technology eases visitors back in time with a multi-touch Microsoft Surface touch table. Interact with this digital content from the museum's collection. Also, get ready to view the museum's thousands of artifacts that cover 300 years of Seminole history and their living culture.
Once on site, start by walking through the museums and enjoying the amazing exhibits and collections on display. Here, learn their spiritual Green Corn Ceremony and Catfish Dance, their lively stickball game, silversmithing, weddings and other aspects of their 1890s culture. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
Once through, take the wheelchair-accessible, mile-long boardwalk. This living exhibit provides on an impressive and memorable tour, with information panels explaining plants that were used for good, medicine, shelter and tools. These plants and trees are identified in English as well as Mikasuki and Creek, the two Seminole languages. Bring your binoculars, and enjoy a swamp expedition under a breathtaking 66-acre dome of cypress trees on the reservation.
Next, stop at the Clan pavilion to learn about the eight Seminole clans, named Panther, Bear, Deer, Wind, Bigtown, Bird, Snake and Otter. These grounds include authentic chickees, which are available to explore. Also here, especially for boating enthusiasts, is an exhibit to learn how Seminole canoes are carved. Stop at the Living Village, which depicts Seminole life at the turn of the century.
What an amazing difference between the life of these natives and today's world! Both educational and entertaining, this is a must-visit for the entire family. #fortlauderdale #ftlauderdale #andrewbarnett
One thing visitors notice first and foremost during their time in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is just how many things there are to do in and on the water. After all, this place isn’t called the “Venice of America” for nothing. This is what draws visitors here in the first place. So why not enjoy every method and vehicle available to see as much of the amazing city and county as possible?
Get on the water, whether on the ocean, one of many lakes in the area or the more than 300 miles of navigable waterways that keenly snake through some of the city’s most desirable shopping districts, prestigious neighborhoods. You’ll see up-close-and-personal views of magnificent yachts on Millionaire’s Row, as well as historical points.
There’s no way a visit here is complete without some time on the water.
Certainly one of the most unique ways to see both water – and land – is on one of the very popular Fort Lauderdale Duck Tours. Talk about the best of both worlds! This 90-minute tour of Fort Lauderdale starts on dry land and becomes even more exciting, as the amphibious vehicle splashes down and the tour becomes of water.
This tour passes by many memorable hot spots throughout the city, including the ever-popular Las Olas Boulevard with its boutique shopping, fascinating and delicious restaurants and ideal people watching, as well as stops in the fascinating historical districts, where the history of the city is on full display.
Along the way, just sit back and enjoy the interactive experience, which is narrated by an entertaining DUCKtainer who really knows the city.
So, first of all, head to the Quack Shack, located on the second floor of the very popular Beach Place (south wing) on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Buy your tickets and climb aboard this vehicle, which will be waiting at the corner of A1A and Cortex Street, and let the fun begin.
This activity is especially great for families, as kids will marvel at the land and sea experience, and it’s especially relaxing for those who just want to sit back and enjoy the ride. It’s also fun to take along business associates on that off day for a brief respite.
Even better, this is available year-round, thanks to the sub-tropical weather.
Tours are available daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets for adults cost $30, $22 for seniors and $16 for children. Those under the age of three ride along for free.
Bring along your phone (or a camera) for great pictures and memories that will last a lifetime.
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Shop for clothes or accessories; scan the flea market; and enjoy the amusement park, car museum or drive-in theater
Fort Lauderdale’s famous Swap Shop is a notable shopping landmark known all over the country, with more than 12 million visitors per year; it boasts of being the second largest attraction in all of South Florida.
Located just a few miles northwest of downtown Fort Lauderdale, this 80-acre shopping and entertainment complex even includes its own car museum and video game arcade, as well as outdoor vendors.
This is clearly the epicenter for great deals on everything from clothes, shoes, fragrances, accessories, kitchenware, linens, video games, antiques and more. There is almost literally no end to the choices, with its over 2000 vendors in this amazing indoor/outdoor flea market.
Also, plan to grab a quick lunch here from one or more of the many stops offering the best international fare.
But it doesn’t end with just shopping and eating. This is entertainment central.
With an amusement park at the main entrance, who can resist a ride? It’s especially great for the kids.
At night, one of the Swap Shop’s most unique features is the Fun Land Drive-In Movie Theater. There aren’t many of these left, and this is an original. Gather your friends and family, buy some snacks and settle in for that special feature film that can only be appreciated from the front seat of your car or the back of a pick-up.
The Swap Shop is most noted for its expansive flea market. This is open every day, and weekends are especially busy with more vendors and an endless supply of everything and anything one could think of. What is more fun than looking through row after row of possible treasures?
And don’t forget: A trip here is not complete without stopping in the farmer’s market. There are fresh fruits and vegetables galore here from many vendors on row after enticing row, with everyone’s favorites, along with displays of fresh and colorful flowers.
Pick up something for dinner later on, set the table with an amazing bouquet and celebrate those incredible finds.
There’s plenty of parking on either side of Sunrise Boulevard, and the Swap Shop is conveniently right on the bus route; it’s only a short cab ride from the beach or most hotels.
Swap Shop is well worth the trip and the time.
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1. The Venice of America: Known as the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale is home to over 300 miles of navigable sparkling waterways, which snake through this city and county of one million, and are trafficked with astounding yachts as well as many smaller vessels, each captained by enthusiastic nautical lovers from all over the world. These coveted waterways are a tourist magnet as they are lined with spectacular mansions, many of which are owned by some of the country’s most successful business tycoons and even some celebrities.
2. Yachting Capital of the World: Fort Lauderdale has been dubbed the Yachting Capital of the World. Each year the city hosts the spectacular International Boat Show, which draws thousands of yachting enthusiasts and proves to be a major source of fuel to the local economy. The city’s unique location on the Atlantic coast, together with its hundreds of miles of navigable waterways, makes this the perfect spot for this exciting industry. Providing over a hundred thousand jobs in Broward County alone, Fort Lauderdale proves that it takes the business of recreation seriously.
3. Year-Round Warm Weather: With an average temperature of 75 in the dead of winter and 90 in the heat of summer, Fort Lauderdale is the destination for sun worshippers of every age and or for those who love the promise of year-round terrific weather. Fort Lauderdale is the perfect destination for raising a family or for that long-awaited retirement. It is here that people enjoy this laid-back lifestyle with its abundance of beaches, parks, and endless venues of outdoor recreation.
4. Cruise Ship Powerhouse: Rising to the occasion, Fort Lauderdale’s busy Port Everglades is a powerhouse in South Florida’s ever-expanding multi-billion dollar cruise ship industry. Nearly every cruise ship company is represented here, making Port Everglades one of the world’s busiest cruise ship ports as well as home to the world’s largest cruise terminal. Fort Lauderdale also has the bragging rights as being home port of Royal Caribbean’s mega ships, Oasis Of The Seas and Allure Of The Seas.
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