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Road Trip: Florida Museum Musts

Mary Murray

An array of art, sites and treasures awaits the Florida road tripper.

 

Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Key West

Ernest Hemingway House & Museum - Key West

For bibliophiles and cat lovers alike, the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum is paradise. The home looks very similar to how the author, who lived there from 1931-40, left it, complete with Parisian antiques and descendants of his six-toed cat, Snowball. Guests can tour the home and the gardens, with guided tours available year round.

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum - six-toed cats


 

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Miami

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Miami - Florida Museum Tour - Road Trip

For more than 60 years, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science has explored the impact of science and technology on everyday life. Temporary exhibits cover topics like hurricanes and heart health in dynamic ways. Combine these with permanent attractions including a planetarium and a wildlife center and you have the recipe for one exciting (and informative) vacation.


 

The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg

The Dali Museum - Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg - Florida Road Trip

The legacy of surrealist artist Salvador Dali thrives at The Dali Museum. Start with the building, which is a reflection of the Dali ethos with perplexing attributes like a glass bubble made of 1,062 triangles and a coiling staircase, an homage to the artist's fascination with spirals. Inside, you’ll find a collection of 96 works spanning the artist’s career.


 

Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville

Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville - Museum Tour of Florida

Get acquainted with Florida’s geography and wildlife at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Founded in 1891, the museum aims to preserve the biological history, diversity and heritage of Florida for future generations. Nine permanent exhibits include a butterfly rainforest, a look at the state’s various ecosystems and fossils from Florida’s oldest inhabitants.

Florida Museum of Natural History - museums in Florida
 

 

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