Pensacola is an iconic city on the westernmost panhandle of Florida famed for its connection to the United States Navy as well as its nature preserves, arts and culture. The National Naval Aviation Museum offers a flight simulator and aircraft exhibits. The Pensacola Museum of Art showcases thousands of paintings, drawings and sculptures housed in a former jail. The Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum explores the naval history of this region. The Pensacola Museum of History explores cultural exhibits for hundreds of years of local history. The Historic Pensacola Village is a preserved area of downtown going back to colonial times.

Those looking for outdoor adventures will enjoy Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve or the wetlands at Tarklin Bayou Preserve State Park. Families will love the historic exhibits at the Pensacola Children’s Museum and the hands-on science and tech exhibits at Pensacola MESS Hall. At Fast Eddies Fun Center, families can play mini-golf and ride go-karts. At Uncle Sandy’s Macaw Bird Park, visitors get up close to exotic birds like colourful parrots.

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