Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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150 P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E – S P R I N G | S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 L E I S U R E A N D R E C R E A T I O N Lion Country Safari 2003 Lion Country Safari Road West Palm Beach, 33470 561-793-1084; What's more exciting than a 300-acre exotic adventure among 900 untamed animals? Lion Country Safari's drive-through safely puts you and your family yards away from wild animals common to South America, Asia, India and Africa. Kids will love the walk-through amusement park's rides, paddle boats, petting zoo, giraffe feedings, animal theater and splash water sprayground. There's a KAO Campground next door. Loggerhead Marinelife Center 14200 U. S. Highway One, Juno Beach, 33408 561-627-8280; This Center appeals to people of all ages. Its forty hands-on exhibits make it much more than a marine turtle hospital. Seniors can sign up for health and science lectures. Kids can listen to turtle tales and create turtle- themed crafts. You can go on a naturalist-led hike to learn about Florida's ecosystems, or on a turtle walk to observe the amazing nesting and egg-laying process of sea turtles. Manatee Observation and Education Center 480 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, 34950 772-429-6266; Inside the Center, view the educational displays, touch tank, aquariums and infor- mational film about threatened Florida manatees. You'll fall in love with these friendly, gentle sea cows who have no natural enemies. Stand on the observation walkway overlooking the Indian River Lagoon and you can watch wildlife and manatees that make this area their Winter playground. National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum 3300 N. Highway A1A North Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce, 34949 772-595-5845; Photos, artifacts, equipment, uniforms and informational displays in the museum reflect the heroism and skill of Navy Seals (previ- ously known as Frogmen and Underwater Demolition Teams) from WW II to conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. You can observe outdoor re-enactments and learn about the challenges these elite teams face and conquer in their fight against terrorism and their defense of freedom. The Navy Seal Museum will ignite your sense of patriotism! Palm Beach Zoo 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33405 561-547-9453; This 23-acre zoo is home to 700 animals from North, South and Central America, Australia and Madagascar, and is recognized for its Jaguar exhibit. Want a real wild encounter? Greet a Queensland Koala, participate in a black bear training session, tour a Malayan tiger's den, bathe an Aldabra tortoise, or feed grapes to a two-toed sloth. Peanut Island 6500 Peanut Island Road Riviera Beach, 33404; 561-845-4445 Peanut Island is a different kind of family fun because of its location. It sits in the Intracoastal Waterway and it is accessible by boat or water taxi. Peanut Island's beach, fishing pier, picnic areas, swimming lagoon, boat slips and campgrounds make it a popular day-tripping destination for families. Rapids Water Park 6566 North Military Trail Riviera Beach, 33407; 561-848-6272 Wet, wild and wonderful. That describes the twists, turns, loops, drops, dips and splashdowns you'll experience on the park's 35 tubular rides, flume rides and other thrill rides. Kids can walk across floating mock animals, step over mock icebergs and meander around a lazy river. Who knew water could be so much fun? Loggerhead Marinelife Center Photo courtesy of Discover the Palm Beaches South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Photo courtesy of Discover the Palm Beaches

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