These top attractions or must see places include the Fort Lauderdale History Centre, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Museum of Discovery and Science, Riverwalk and Stranahan House. Fort Lauderdale and Broward County mostly have very interesting museums and galleries, but these places have some very amazing promenades or boardwalks too, such as the Riverwalk. Fort Lauderdale History Centre has some interesting details.
It has the record of city history from Seminole era till the present times. Historical Society’s museum has grown bigger and has acquired several adjacent buildings as well. These buildings include the historic King Cromarty’s house, New River Inn and the Hoch Heritage Centre. This well developed history centre contains a public research facility. As it has a large archive of original manuscripts, maps and more than twenty five thousand photos.
Museum of Art at Fort Lauderdale is currently situated at a building called Edward Larrabee Barnes. This building is actually considered the masterpiece of architecture. This museum was started by the activists about fifty years ago, and that time this museum was located in a nearby storefront. This museum now interacts with the Nova Southeastern University to invite world-class tourists. This museum is worth visiting because it has a large collection of 20th century European and American art.
This art collection at the museum includes the works of arts of famous artists such as Picasso, Calder, Dali, Mapplethorpe, Warhol and Stella. Apart from these artists, it also has the works of Ashcan school artist William Glackens.The museum of discovery and science is open 36 days a year. The main objective of this museum is to entertain people and make them aware about the numerous wonders of science. The museum is there to entertain both children and adults. The great gravity clock which is 52 feet tall is kept at the courtyard of the museum.
This huge clock indicates to the visitors that the visit of the museum would really be enthralling. There are several interesting exhibits present at the museum. These exhibits include Kids Science and Gizmo City. The Kids Science makes youngsters understand the marvels of science, whereas the Gizmo City lets people know about the amazing gadgets. The exhibit of Florida Ecoscapes has a real coral reef. It also has the sharks, rays and eels present. The AutoNation IMAX theatre shows films and some of these films are in 3D.A subway sandwich shop is also located in the premises of this museum.
The Riverwalk has a beautiful view. It is a paved promenade located on the new river’s north bank. On the first Sunday of every month a free jazz brunch takes place at the location. So many visitors come to the place on the first Sunday of every month. The walk has been increased to about two miles on both sides along the urban stream. The walk connects to the facilities of the Arts and Science District.