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  • Zoom-air Tree Top Adventure Enjoy a treetop adventure at Zoom Air Adventure Park Daytona Beach, up in the trees of Tuscawilla Park! Zoom Air’s aerial adventure courses are deftly woven into the forest of this easily accessible City of Daytona Beach park.
  • The Good Life Charters Welcome Aboard! Master Captain Scott Cornelius (aka Capt. Corn) at your service! I’d like to invite you aboard your choice of our 2 Custom Built inshore pleasure cruise and fishing boats. As a born and raised local to Ormond Beach and the Daytona Beach area, I have experienced countless hours of fishing and relaxation among the beautiful Tomoka and Halifax Rivers. Spending most of my time searching for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Tarpon, Black Drum, Mangrove Snapper and many other species of fish our area has to offer. Along with fishing trips we offer AMAZING sunset tours, restaurant adventures and almost anything you’d like to do on the water we can do while you’ve got us booked. Let me show you how to maintain “The Good Life!” Mention Volusia.com to save 10% on your 4+ hour trip. (cannot be combined with any other offer)
  • BiPlane Fun Flights Thrilling Open Cockpit Adventures. Strap on your helmet and goggles and take a flight into yesteryear!
  • Marineland Florida’s original marine attraction.  Originally designed as an underwater filming studio, Marineland opened to the public on June 23rd 1938.  The world had never witnessed such a tremendous diversity of marine life in one facility.  This is where it all began.
  • Spruce Creek Preserve The 4th ranked Preservation 2000 Project in the State of Florida.IMG_6032
  • Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge – 4490 Grand Avenue, DeLeon Springs (386)985-4673
  • Ocean Realm Foundation  The recently formed New Smyrna Beach foundation (501 C3 applied for) is seeking financial support or a beachside retail store location donation between 700 and 1,000 sq.ft. to be used for the establishment of an ocean media center (library) to house books, CDs, videos and other ocean educational and entertainment media. Materials housed at the media center will be made available free of charge to families intersted in furthering their understanding of the ocean environment and marine life. All donations will be used to support the overhead and costs of materials. If you are interested in supporting the media center please call 386-409-9327 or visit our web site.
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CULTURE & ARTS

  • Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artists’ community and arts education facility with a mission dedicated to promoting artistic excellence. An artists-in-residence teaching center and arts complex, where world-renowned professional artists of music composition, literary, performing and visual arts work with students. Open to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday. Free. 1414 Art Center Ave. New Smyrna Beach, 386-427-6975
  • African American Museum of the Arts – 325 Clara Ave. DeLand (386) 736-4004 – The museum features artifacts and folk art of Africa and works of African American artists. It is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Admission: free.
  • Art League of Daytona Beach, Inc. – 433 South Palmetto Ave. Daytona Beach (386) 258-3856 – Designed by famous architect Francis Walton, the Art League offers classes in all disciplines and changing exhibits. Hours are from 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission: Free.
  • Artists’ Workshop, Inc. – 115 Canal St. New Smyrna Beach (386) 424-9254 – Classes, shows and interaction in the arts. Open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday. 10 am to noon Saturday. Admission: free.
  • The Casements – 25 Riverside Dr., Ormond Beach (386) 676-3216 – The former home of John D. Rockefeller, the Casements now is a cultural center. The Hungarian Folklore Room, Italian ceramic display and Boy Scout memorabilia are permanent exhibits. Guided tours are available from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday. The Casements is open from 9 a.m-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Admission: free.fig2
  • DeLand Museum of Art, Inc., – Cultural Arts Center 600 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand (386) 734-4371 – Exhibits, films, lectures and workshops are offered for all ages. There is a summer camp art program for youngsters. Museum hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday; 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission to Audobon exhibit: $6,$5 seniors, $4 students, children younger than six free.
  • The Duncan Gallery of Art – Sampson Hall, Stetson University DeLand (386) 822-7266 – Lectures, recitals and gallery with exhibits are featured by national artists and Stetson students. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Admission: free.
  • Fred Dana Marsh Museum – Tomoka Basin Geo Park, 2099 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach (386) 676-4050 – The museum in Tomoka Basin Geo Park features natural, cultural and historical exhibits. It is open from 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., daily. Park admission: $3.25 per car (up to eight people).
  • Gillespie Museum of Minerals – Stetson University, 234 E. Michigan Ave., DeLand (386) 822-7330 – More than 25,000 minerals from around the world are showcased. Hours: 9 a.m.- noon and 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Saturday tours may be arranged. Admission: $2 adults, $1 students, 50 cents per student on class field trips.
  • Harris House – 214 S. Riverside Dr., New Smyrna Beach (386)423-1753 Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Monday thorugh Saturday. Admission: free.
  • Arts on Douglas 123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 386-428-1133 Hours: 11 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Admission: free.
  • Harvey W. Lee Jr. Memorial Gallery – Fine Arts Center, Bethune-Cookman College, 151 Lincoln St., Daytona Beach, (386) 255-1401 ext. 522 – Exhibits of arts throughout the Southeast and Central Florida are featured. It includes African Art Gallery. Tours are offered from 9:30 a.m.-noon, and 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission: free.
  • Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens – 78 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach (386) 676-3347 – The facility features a collection of Malcolm Fraser paintings and rotating art displays, located on four acres of tropical gardens with native Florida plants. Hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from noon-4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $2 adult nonmembers; seniors, students, children, members free.barb10
  • Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts – 1 Block West Of Hwy 17 On Hwy 40 North of DeLand & West of Ormond. 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville. A living history museum of early Florida life. Folk Museum – Educational Tours – Pioneer Exhibits & Demonstrations. Weekdays 9a.m.- 4p.m./ Saturday 9a.m. to 2p.m. Admission: $2.50; $1.50 children. (386) 749-2959
  • Florida Agricultural Museum The museum is at Island House, on Princess Place Road at the Princess Place Reserve, off Old Kings Road in North Flagler County. Hours: 9am to 4 pm Wednesday through Friday. Free admission. 386-446-7630
  • Southeast Museum of Photography – Daytona Beach Community College, Bldg. 1200, 1200 International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 506-4475 – This is the only museum in the Southeast devoted entirely to photography. It features changing exhibits of historical and contemporary photography, lectures, symposia, children’s programs and a permanent collection and library. Hours are from 11am- 5pm Tues,Thurs and Fri, 11am-7pm on Wed and 1pm-5pm Sat and Sun. Admission: free.
  • Theater Center – Cultural Arts Center, 600 N. Woodland Ave., DeLand (386) 736-7232
  • – The Rivertown Players community theater, State Two theater ensemble, Story-book children’s theater, classes, workshops and the touring company outreach performances offer a variety of theater during the year.
  • Seaside Music Theater – PO Box 2835, Daytona Beach (386) 252-3394 – This is only professional repertory music theater in the Southeast. Professionals produce five musicals each summer at Daytona Beach Community College Theater Center and three performances each winter at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center.
  • Daytona Beach Playhouse – 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach, (386) 255-2431 – The Daytona Beach Playhouse has been presenting community theater for more than 50 years. Casting calls and productions are open to all.littletheatre
  • Little Theater of New Smyrna Beach – 726 Third Ave., New Smyrna Beach (386) 423-1246 – Little Theater of New Smyrna Beach offers six productions through the winter season and a half century of experience.
  • Peabody Auditorium – 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 255-1314 – The 2,560-seat auditorium hosts world-renowned artists, symphonies, ballets, Broadway series and touring performances. It is home to the Daytona Beach Symphony Society, the Civic Ballet of Volusia County and the Florida International Festival.
  • Ocean Center 101 N. Atlantic Ave. Daytona Beach (386) 254-4500 – The Ocean Center is Volusia County’s premier host to conventions, exhibits, sporting events and concerts. It is home to professional soccer and public ice skating.
  • Civic Ballet of Volusia County – Daytona Beach, (386) 761-3192 – This volunteer organization offers professionally-produced performances with guest artists. The Company performs “The Nutcracker” each December.
  • Daytona Beach Choral Society – Daytona Beach, 386-405-2782 – This community group offers annual winter and spring concerts.
  • Daytona Beach Community College Cultural Arts Series – 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach (386) 254-3042 – The Series presents performances in dance, theater and music using student and professional guest artists.
  • Daytona Beach Symphony – 100 South Beach St., Daytona Beach (386) 253-2901 – The Symphony presents six concerts during the winter season by orchestras from throughout the world.
  • DeLand Little Symphony – 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand (386) 736-7232 – The DeLand Little Symphony gives two annual performances at the DeLand Cultural Arts Center.
  • Sba-Ujat, Inc. – 540 Colfax Dr., Daytona Beach (386) 255-1068 – Sba-Ujat sponsors cultural programs highlighting the heritage and history of African-Americans and their contributions to American culture.
  • Shoestring Theater – 500 S. Goodwin St., Lake Helen (386) 228-3777 The community theater produces five plays in season.

 

HISTORY / HERITAGE

History Site of Volusia County

  • Hidden Treasures, Historical Highlights of New Smyrna’s Past – Foundation For The New Smyrna Museum of History
  • The Museum of Arts and Sciences and Planetarium 352 S. Nova Rd., Daytona Beach (386) 255-0285 – The primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida and a Smithsonian Institute Affiliate. MOAS features the Klancke Environmental Education Complex; The Root Family Museum with popular Americana including vintage rail cars and the largest Coca-Cola collection in Florida; The Cuban Foundation Museum; The Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum; Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building; Florida prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth skeleton; African artifacts; the finest collection of American art in the Southeast; a Chinese art collection; a state-of-the-art Planetarium and the new Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art which showcases an extensive collection of Florida themed oil and watercolor paintings. Hours are from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.
  • Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse Stop by and visit the second tallest lighthouse in the US. and see the maritime museums. The museum complex features an 1887 l ighthouse – a National Historic Landmark – and a collection of lighthouse service artifacts, a mariner’s museum, a restored lighthouse keeper’s house, lighthouse lens and a tugboat. Exhibits: “Filibusters and Pirates,” centennial commemoration of the Florida expeditions to aid the Cuban revolutionaries, “Stephen Crane and the Commodore: A Prelude to the Spanish-American War, A documentary of adventures in waters off Daytona Beach , and “The United States Navy in the Spanish-American War.” Hours: 10 am to 5 pm, last admission 4 pm. Admission: $4, $1 children 11 and younger. 4931 S. Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet. 386-761-1821.
  • fig33True Natives – The Prehistory of Volusia County – by Dana Ste. Claire
  • West Volusia Historical Society, Inc. Don’t Miss This Opportunity To Live The History Of Early Central Florida.
  • Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site Old Kings Road, north of Ormond Beach – (386) 517-2084
  • Carl S. Swisher Library “New Deal” Permanent Exhibit Bethune-Cookman College, 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., Daytona Beach – (386) 255-1401
  • The DeLand House: A refurbished 1880’s home furnished in period pieces and artifacts relating to the history of DeLand. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission: free. 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand, FL (386)734-7029
  • The Conrad Center The center houses a research library, historical artifacts, vintage photos and newspapers. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission: free. 137 1/2 W. Michigan Ave., Deland, FL 386-740-6813
  • The Memorial Hospital Museum and Apothecary Features arestored operating room from the 1920’s, veterans museum, electric and ice cream museum, black heritage museum and an antique toy and elephant collection. 230 N. Stone St., Bill Dreggors Park, Deland, FL 386-734-5333.
  • DeLand Naval Air Station Museum – DeLand Airport, 910 Biscayne Ave., DeLand (386) 738-4149 – Memorabilia commemorating the 1942-1946 DeLand Naval Air Station are featured, including uniforms, aircraft models, guns and photos. The museum is open from Monday through Saturday.
  • Gamble House – Located within the Spruce Creek Preserve, owned by the Nature Conservancy and managed by the Museum of Arts and Sciences, it includes the hunting and fishing cottage built by James N. Gamble in 1907, his citrus-packing plant, gardens, gazebo and dock. After his grand-children fell in love with the Disney movie Snow White, his son-in-law added the Snow White Cottage and Witch’s Hut in 1938. Off Taylor Rd, 2 miles west of I-95. (386)255-0285.
  • Halifax Historical Society Museum – 252 South Beach St., Daytona Beach (386) 255-6976 – Artifacts tracing the history of life in Volusia County. A research library is available. The Society’s walls are hand-painted murals of Florida history. Hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission: $3, $1 children 12 and younger; members free. Admission by donation Thursdays. Free admission for children Saturdays.
  • Historic Connor Library Museum: Colonial and pre-historic artifacts from the New Smyrna area, which is among the earliest settlements in the New World. 201 Sams Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. (386)424-2196, leave message Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free admission.
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. – 386) 255-1401
  • New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins County Historic Site: One of the sugar mills that thrived along the coast in the 1800’s and only the ruins remain after an 1835 Seminole Indian raid. 600 Mission Road, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. Info: P.O. Box 861, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170
  • The Veteran’s Mobile Museum The Museum contains an extensive collection of uniforms, artifacts, photos, and documents from both World Wars through Desert Storm. The Museum is used at Veteran’s ceremonies, schools, parades, and other events.
  • Volusia Museum – 1958 Alice Dr., Community of Volusia – (386) 749-2280 – This museum on the St. Johns River features Indian artifacts and historical exhibits. Hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Free.

RECREATION / SPORTS Fun stuff to do, activities available in Volusia County, FL recreational activities

  • Blue Springs State Park For hundreds of years the Timucuan Indians made the spring area their home.
  • Bulow Creek State Park
  • Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
  • Faver-Dykes State Park
  • Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beachjbs_fishcamp_03
  • Tomoka State Park
  • Washington Oaks Gardens State Park
  • Canaveral Seashore Web Site
  • Coastal Cruise, Inc. Experience the beautiful Daytona and New Smyrna Beach area from a different perspective. Enjoy a leisurely voyage on the MANATEE cruising the Indian River, while exploring Florida’s Nature in its own surroundings and beauty.
  • De Leon Springs State Recreation Area At DeLeon Springs, the legends of early explorers are still potent.  An 1889 advertisement promised a fountain of youth impregnated with a deliciously healthy combination of soda and sulphur.”
  • Marineland Florida’s original marine attraction.  Originally designed as an underwater filming studio, Marineland opened to the public on June 23rd 1938.  The world had never witnessed such a tremendous diversity of marine life in one facility.  This is where it all began.
  • Hontoon Island State Park The Timcuan Indians were the first inhabitant of Hontoon Island. Snails gathered from the shallows of the St. Johns River were a staple food of these people. Through the years, the discarded shells accumulated to form the two large mounds we see today.
  • North Peninsula State Recreation Area – Highway A1A, five miles north of Ormond Beach (386) 439-2474
  • Daytona International Speedway – Daytona International Speedway. Key information for Speedweeks ’98. Entry lists, qualifying reports, starting line-ups, results, and special news from the drivers.
  • NASCAR.COM – Daytona Beach is “home base” for NASCAR!
  • Daytonausa.com The official site of Daytona International Speedway
  • Volusia Speedway Park DIRT Modifieds U.M.P. Modifieds U.M.P. Late Models All Star Sprints – Location:15 miles west of Daytona Beach on State Road 40, Barberville, Florida Phone: 386-985-4402
  • Skydiving – Skydive DeLand at the DeLand Airport offers instruction in skydiving. It is host to top international competition and is an international training site. Call (386) 738-3539 for more information.
  • Halifax Lanes 660 Mason Av, Daytona Beach (386) 255-2556
  • Halifax River Audubon Society, Inc.
  • Sandspur Riding Club – 1963 Jungle Rd. New Smyrna Beach (386)428-1060
  • Silver Sands Bridle Club Volusia County’s Only Covered Arena
  • Sun Cruz Casino – Ship Down the Hatch Restaurant 4894 Front St. Ponce Inlet (386)322-9000 or 1-888-675-2921 – 550 passenger day and evening cruises. Pre and post meal plans available at Ponce Inlet.
  • Sea Critter (Critter Fleet) – 4950 S. Peninsula Dr. Ponce Inlet (386)767-7676 – The 65-foot jetboat offers a scenic shore cruise, dolphin and whale watching.
  • Riverwalk Cruise Lines – at new Marker 32, the foot of the Seabreeze Bridge Daytona Beach (800) 303-2095 – Offers luncheon, after work and evening dinner-dance cruises on the Halifax River.
  • A Tiny Cruise Line Halifax Harbor Marina – 401 S. Beach St. Daytona Beach (386)226-2343 A Halifax River cruise on an 1890s Fantail Launch. See historic downtown, riverfront estates and sunset/city lights excursions. Telephone for schedule.
  • St. Johns River Eco-Tours – 2317 River Ridge Road DeLand (386)734-2474 – Two-hour narrated boat tour and ecological experience from the Hontoon Landing Marina. Tours are given twice daily.jbs_fishcamp_01
  • J B’s Fish Camp Eco-Tours – Now Featuring Boat Tours!!
  • Fishin’ Shack Bait and Tackle Daytona Beach Florida If Fishing is your game, the Fishin’ Shack should be your First and Last stop before fishing anywhere in Daytona Beach Florida.
  • Sunglow Fishing Pier just south of Dunlawton on A1A. The pier is open 24 hours a day
  • Heavy Hitters Sportfishing Daytona Beach Florida Captain David Grubbs, with 10 years experience, will give you a fun filled day of fishing. All you need is your lunch, sunscreen and a love for fishing to book a charter aboard the Heavy Hitter that is sure to leave you with good memories of a great time.
  • North Peninsula State Recreation Area:800 acres, 2 miles of sandy beaches. North of Granada Blvd. on A1A, Ormond Beach, (386)517-2086
  • Sugar Mill Gardens Ruins of an old English sugar mill on 12 acres of gardens. 950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange (386)767-1735
  • Fishing on the St Johns River (Volusia county): Largemouth bass fishing is good using live shiners and artificial baits. Striped bass and sunshine bass can be caught near the Osteen Bridge. Black crappie fishing continues to produce in lakes Monroe, Jessup, Harney, Woodruff, Dexter, and Beresford in the winter months.Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge- 4490 Grand Avenue, DeLeon Springs (386) 985-4673Briggs Drive Fishing Dock 2500 John Anderson Dr., Ormond Beach
  • Riv-Ocean Drive Fishing Dock River/Ocean Drive, Ormond Beach
  • Roberta Drive Fishing Dock 199 Roberta Drive, Ormond Beach
  • San Jose Fishing Dock 2591 John Anderson Dr., Ormond Beach
  • Bethune Point Park- East end Bellevue Avenue, off S. Beach Street, Daytona Beach (386) 258-3106
  • Bicentennial Park 1800 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Ormond Beach
  • City Island Park- North of Silver Beach Bridge, downtown Daytona Beach (386) 258-3106
  • Daytona Beach Motorsports Park – 201 Fentress Blvd.,. Daytona Beach (386) 253-3278
  • Ed Stone Park 2990 West Highway 44, DeLand
  • Gemini Springs Park  37 Dirksen Road, DeBary (386) 668-3810
  • Halifax Harbor Marina and Park – South of Silver Beach Bridge, downtown Daytona Beach (386) 253-0575
  • Highbridge Park 39 Highbridge Road, Ormond Beach
  • Lake Ashby Park 4150 Boy Scout Camp Road, New Smyrna Beach
  • Lake Monroe Park 975 U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary
  • Mariner’s Cove Park 1199 Enterprise-Osteen Road, Deltona
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park 6656 S. Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
  • Riverbreeze Park H.H. Burch Road, Oak Hill
  • Seabridge Riverfront Park 3270 John Anderson Dr,  Ormond Beach
  • Spruce Creek Park 6250 S. Ridgewood Ave.,Port Orange
  • Tomoka State Park – 2099 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach (386) 676-4050
  • Tuscawilla Park: Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, (386)255-0285
  • City of Daytona Beach Golf Course, Daytona Beach (386) 258-3119
  • Cypress Head Golf Course, Port Orange (386) 756-3119
  • DeBary Golf & Country Club, DeBary (386) 668-2061Vacation-Golf-rentals
  • DeLand Country Club, DeLand (386) 734-3161
  • Deltona Hills Golf & Country Club, Deltona (386) 789-4911
  • Glen Abbey Golf Course, DeBary (386) 668-4209
  • Halifax Plantation, Ormond Beach (386) 676-9600
  • Hidden Lakes, New Smyrna Beach (386) 427-4138
  • Indigo Lakes Golf Resort, Daytona Beach (386) 254-4138
  • LPGA – LPGA International Daytona Beach (386) 274-3880
  • Monastery Golf & Country Club, Orange City (386) 774-2714
  • NSB Municipal Course, New Smyrna Beach (386) 424-2192
  • Oak Hill Golf Course. Oak Hill (386) 345-2624
  • Oceans Golf & Racquet, Daytona Beach Shores (386) 788-2998
  • Pelican Bay Country Club North, Daytona Beach (386) 756-0042
  • Pelican Bay County Club South, Daytona Beach (386) 788-6496
  • River Bend Golf Club, Ormond Beach (386) 673-6000
  • Riviera Country Club, Ormond Beach (386) 677-2464
  • Southridge Public Golf Course, DeLand (386) 736-0733
  • Spruce Creek Country Club, Daytona Beach (386) 756-6116
  • Sugar Mill Country Club, New Smyrna Beach (386) 426-5210
  • Tomoka Oaks Golf & Country Club, Ormond Beach (386) 677-7117
  • Turnbull Bay Golf Course, New Smyrna Beach (386) 427-8727