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Florida has hundreds of beaches up and down both coasts. However, going to the beach isn’t the only fun activity that the Sunshine State has to offer.

Adina Mayo – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – While often overlooked, Florida has many museums to discover. Here are a few of the top museums in Florida to check out.

  1. Ernest Hemingway Museum

Located in Key West, the Ernest Hemingway Museum is an old two-story dwelling that housed the famous author for more than a decade. No reservation is needed to go on a guided tour of the former home and gardens of Hemingway.

  1. Salvador Dali Museum

This museum is a dedication to Salvador Dali’s life and work. It’s located in St. Petersburg and tickets are sold online and at the admissions counter. The price of admission includes all the galleries, free audio guide, and public tours.

  1. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum

This museum is for those who are interested in the strange wonders of the world. Ripley’s Odditorium houses everything from shrunken human heads and rare animal skeletons to a wax figure of the world’s tallest man and a headless chicken.

“Explore the odd” at four different Florida locations: Orlando, St. Augustine, Key West, and Panama City Beach.

  1. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum

Located in St. Augustine, this museum transports its visitors to the peak of the Golden Age of Piracy in Port Royal, Jamaica. It’s an exciting way to learn about the adventures and treasures of these long dead pirates.

  1. Wonderworks

Don’t be fooled by the word “museum.”  This experience is anything but boring. It has coined the term “edu-tainment” with its 35,000 square foot “amusement park for the mind” and 100 hands-on exhibits. It’s located in Orlando and is open 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. seven days a week.

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