Popular Ormond Beach Attractions
Tomoka State Park
A popular Ormond Beach destination, Tomoka State Park features amazing nature trails and numerous waterways. Various endgangered animals find a home at Tomoka State Park, although it’s known for it’s diverse birds. Tomoka State Park features many activities to do including picnicking and bating. Experience the beauty and natural scenery of Tomoka State Park.
The Casements is a beautiful mansion that was once the winter home of John D. Rockefeller. Today, it is a historic building which was restored to it’s full splendor and sits on the Halifax River. Today, it is the cultural center of the Ormond Beach community, an official Florida Heritage Site and listed on the National Historic Register.
Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens
Ormond Beach Memorial Art Museum and Gardens was founded in 1946. The museum shows art made by local Floridian and international artists in a constant rotation of temporary and permanent exhibits. The Ormond Beach Memorial Gardens also serves as a monument to war veterans.
Bulow Creek State Park
Bulow Creek State Park covers is a 5,600-acre territory full of interesting wildlife and flora. About 20% of the park includes submerged lands, which makes it a unique example of an East Florida ecosystem. Bulow Creek State Park is the perfect place to hike with its 7-mile-long Bulow Woods Trail leading out to Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park for historical interest.
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Andy Romano Beachfront Park
Andy Romano Beachfront Park is right off the beach with 4 acres of territory that banks against the Atlantic shore. The park is equipped with a number of convenient facilities, including parking, restrooms, and a picnic area with covered pavilions. The park also has a splash pad and playground for the kids to take a dip in the waves!
Ormond Beach’s Central Park is a collection of four separate parks, which total 149.1 acres. In addition to the park’s numerous green and natural spaces, it also has many areas for picnic pavilions and gazebos. Central Park includes a large lake for fishing, canoeing, swimming, kayaking and more. Outdoor tennis and basketball courts and jogging and bicycle paths make the area a space for fitness and recreation, with a playground providing a play space for the kids.
Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park
Addison Blockhouse Historic State Park provides guests with a unique look at the 19th-century history of Florida, focusing in particular on the Seminole wars. The park is home to the former plantation home of John Addison, a building that found its heyday in the early 1800s. The house was destroyed by fire during the wars and then used as a defense site against attacks by the Seminoles. Today, the rock structure is a ruin that sits in flatwoods located to the left of the beautiful Tomoka River. Despite its dilapidated state, the blockhouse nonetheless creates a picturesque view within the natural park setting.
The Three Chimneys
The Three Chimneys Historical Site is the perfect opportunity to get in touch with the past. This site was originally known as the Swamp Settlement and was established by the British in the mid-18th century, becoming the first successful British sugar plantation in the whole of North America.
Other popular Ormond Beach attractions and places to visit in Ormond Beach are:
Rockefeller Gardens, Bailey Riverbridge Gardens, Cassen Park, Fortunato Park, Ames Park and Sanchez Park!
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