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Pensacola, Florida attractions are great.

Some old, some new. From historic to modern, site seeing or just relaxing, the choices of attractions are many.

Pensacola's attractions are year round.

PARKS: While visiting Pensacola, Florida, you'll find many parks waiting to be explored. To the west there is Big Lagoon State Park and Perdido Key State Park , and to the east you have Blackwater River State Park. There is also the Gulf Islands National Seashore which includes a number of historic forts. Ft. Pickens National Park is among these.

The Zoo , located in Gulf Breeze, is a favorite among kids. With over 1200 animals , they will be thrilled at the sight of these. They can feed the giraffes, and there is a petting zoo. You can ride the Safari Line Limited Train as it winds through 30 acres of free roaming animals. There is a Botanical Garden and Wildlife Theater.

MUSIC: If you like music, this is a music rich area. If the symphony pleases you, then a trip to the Pensacola Symphony Orchestrais sure to please. If you're a country music fan, let me suggest The Farmer's Opry . Besides the music, they also serve some good ol'country vittles while you're there. And for the nightlife music, Seville Quarter will satisfy you in every way. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes here. For all those who enjoy bluegrass music, follow this link to find local events.

MUSEUMS: Among Pensacola's many attractions are several museums. First, and most famous, is the Naval Aviation Museum. The exibits are in spectacular condition with aircraft of all types. Located on South Palafox, you'll find the Civil War Soldier's Museum. The Pensacola Museum of Art on South Jefferson Street could be your choice if you are interested in viewing the exibits. Located on East Zaragosa Street, the Pensacola Historical Museum has been displaying Pensacola's history since 1933.

LANDMARKS AND MONUMENTS: A standout landmark of Pensacola is Fort Pickens on the western end of Santa Rosa Island. This old fort has a rich and historical past. Built by the Spaniards in 1698, Fort San Carlos de Barrancas has seen many flags, and was restored. You enter this by drawbridge. Located in Historic Pensacola Village, The Barkley House is a place to visit.

Other attractions of note are: Five Flags Speedway for you race fans. It's a half mile oval with plenty of thrills. If you like the dog races, then Pensacola Greyhound Park is here for you.


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