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National Parks / Natural World in NEW SMYRNA BEACH

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, New Smyrna Beach has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around New Smyrna Beach, Florida offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of New Smyrna Beach itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Blue Spring State Park

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    (24 miles) Avenue Orange City

    The largest spring on the St. Johns River, Blue Spring is a designated Manatee Refuge and the winter home (mid-November through March) to a growing population of West Indian Manatees. For centuries, ...

  • Hontoon Island State Park

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    (26 miles) Deland

    This island, located in the St. Johns River in Volusia County, welcomes visitors to enjoy nature and history in quiet solitude. The island is accessible only by private boat or park ferry. Evidence ...

  • Lazy Days Eco Kayak Tours

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    (56 miles) Cocoa Beach

    Enjoy nature at its finest when you get Ric Hinman's "Lazy Days" Kayak Eco-Tours to take you on a relaxing journey through Cocoa Beach, Florida's beautiful Thousand Islands... ...

  • Anastasia State Park

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    (63 miles) Augustine

    Anastasia State Park welcomes hundreds of thousands visitors from all over the world to enjoy our natural and cultural treasures. At Anastasia you can enjoy camping, nature trails, beach time, water ...

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  • Museum Of Arts And Sciences

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    (13 miles) Daytona Beach

    The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, history and science museum in Central Florida. Located on a 90-acre Florida preserve the 86,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 ...

  • American Police Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (36 miles) Titusville

    The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1960. It is the nations first national police museum and memorial dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.The ...

  • Holy Land Experience

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    (48 miles) Orlando

    The Holy Land Experience is a beautiful, educational, and fun experience that offers kids a unique and interactive way to experience God and the bible.

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not

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    (52 miles) Orlando

    An amazing museum that appears to be sinking into one of Florida's infamous sinkholes! Filled with oddities from all around the world...including shrunken heads and a spinning vortex!

  • Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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    (27 miles) Sanford

    Nestled in lush tropical foliage, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens boasts over 400 animals, 23 acres of native gardens, animal encounters, train and carousel rides and ZOOM Air Adventures. ...

  • Marineland

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    (48 miles) St Augustine

    Marineland allows visitors a chance to swim, snorkel or scuba dive with dolphins and other marine life. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Florida

  • Seaworld Orlando

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    (53 miles) Orlando

    Get ready for a one of a kind journey to explore under our amazing ocean, at Sea World! With up close animal encounters, exhibits, rides and lots of family fun!

  • Discovery Cove

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    (54 miles) Orlando

    Come and swim with dolphins at this idyllic setting.

  • Gatorland

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    (55 miles) Orlando

    A one-of-a-kind, protected habitat where adventures lurk around every corner! Internationally known as the Alligator Capital of the World, Gatorland's 110-acre theme park and nature conservatory is ...

  • Jungle Adventures Nature Park and Zoo

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    (57 miles) Christmas

    Real Florida...as Real as it Gets! Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo is the natural habitat jungle home of our famous 200 foot long roadside wonder, Swampy, the World's Largest Alligator. Come and ...

  • Brevard Zoo

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    (57 miles) Melbourne

    Small zoo whose mission is Wildlife Conservation Through Education And Participation. An inspiring, fascinating and fun visit.

  • Universal Studios

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    (50 miles) Orlando

    The iconic epitome of theme parks, they're bigger and better than ever with new additions including Hogsmeade!

  • Wonderworks

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    (53 miles) Orlando

    An amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages to experience. The most eye-catching feature is the attraction’s dramatic exterior; a three-story tall, ...

  • Walt Disney World

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    (58 miles) Orlando

    A magical theme park with eight different lands, that hold over 40 attractions for kids of all ages, and the young at heart. A magical, unforgettable experience in Florida for kids and the family!

  • Daytona Lagoon

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    (15 miles) Daytona Beach

    Twisty, turvey turns, over 1 million gallons of rushing water, exciting speed slides and attentive guards. The basic ingredients for a fun and safe summer await you at Daytona Lagoon.

  • Wet N Wild

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    (51 miles) Orlando

    30 acres of flumes, slides, sun and surf in Orlando with the classic Wet N Wild! Great family fun for the day in Florida - don't forget that sunscreen!

  • Aquatica Florida

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    (53 miles) Orlando

    Aquatica is a waterpark with rides from serene to extreme, up-close animal encounters and 80,000 square ft. of wide, sandy beach. Here, the parks signature attraction, Dolphin Plunge, sends riders ...

  • Disneys Blizzard Beach

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    (61 miles) Lake Buena Vista

    Thrilling water rides and fun drops....a fun way to spend a hot summers day!

  • Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory

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    (14 miles) Daytona Beach

    Free chocolate factory tours! One word...Yum!

  • Calypso Kayaking

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    (44 miles) Cocoa

    Guided kayak tours on the Indian River Lagoon. Get an up close encounter with nature. You will see manatee and dolphin just a few feet from your Kayak. great for all skill levels. Rentals are ...

  • Airboat Rides At Boggy Creek

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    (67 miles) Kissimmee

    Glide through the wetlands viewing Florida's native wildlife traveling at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

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