Quality Inn Airport
1351 Airport Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218
Phone: (904) 741-0094
Fax: (904) 741-3082
The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing home to endangered species of large cats. Beside this, Catty Shack's aim is to educate the public about the difficulties these majestic creatures face, both in their natural habitats and in captivity. Once the cats are rescued, they become permanent residents at the sanctuary for the rest of their days. Public and school tours are offered, giving the public a great chance to learn more about these endangered felines — as well as a chance to feed them!
Visit white rhinos, crocodiles, lions and more on a Plains of Africa tour at The Jacksonville Zoo. An overlook area allows visitors to observe elephants and giraffes. Native Florida wildlife can also be seen, including the jaguar, endangered Florida panther and American alligator. There is so much to see here that you should allow an entire day to catch it all! Refreshments are available throughout the park.
Swisher Gymnasium which is a 1,500 seat multi-functional sports facility in Jacksonville is an ideal location for sport enthusiasts. This arena is the home turf of the Jackson University's women's basketball team. The arena also hosts a multitude of music events as well.
Arnold Palmer designed the golf course and we treat you like "ROYALTY!" This par 72 championship design is wrapped around over ten crisp spring fed lakes lined with coquina boulders and offers elevations over 40 feet. The wild grasses and rolling hills give you a feel of an Old Scottish links Course. Be the first to play one of "The King's" newest Florida creations, North Hampton, an Arnold Palmer Signature Course will offer you an outstanding golf experience.
The Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail is a 14.5-mile multi-use paved trail on Jacksonville's west side. It goes through the northern corner of Baldwin and is used by cyclists, skaters, walkers, runners and equestrians. Distances are marked in half-mile increments, beginning at the Jacksonville end, and there are rest spots throughout with picnic tables at 5.5 miles and 12.5 miles. The eastern end of the trail is on Imeson Road, about a half-mile north of Commonwealth Avenue, west of the intersection of Commonwealth and I-295. There is no entrance fee for the trail.
This is definitely not your ordinary tourist attraction. Although strangely enough, it provides a necessary product for many Central Florida theme parks. Sally is one of the world's leading creators of animatronics (robotic) characters. Guided tours take you to the production floor, art and programming areas, and end with an entertaining one-of-a-kind animatronics show. You must call and make reservations. All tours are free.
Built in 2003, the stadium is home to the Jacksonville Suns of the Southern League. It can hold up to 11,000 people, features 12 luxurious sky boxes and 4 sky decks with private seating. The distance between home plate and center field in the Southern League is the longest in this field. For the convenience of the audience, there are plenty of rest rooms and first aid facility as well as a video scoreboard. With such great up-close views, it's difficult to not enjoy a game here.
Situated on the St. Johns River, this riverside playground features great restaurants and shopping opportunities. Jacksonville Landing's facade is a famed part of the Jacksonville skyline. Clothing, gifts, music and more fill the shops and a food court and wide variety of restaurants stave off starvation. Outdoor concerts and special events take place regularly at the Landing, making it a favorite gathering spot in the city for visitors and locals out to eat, drink and dance the night away.
This beautiful, 50-acre nature preserve, Tree Hill Nature Center, provides outdoor fun for families and recreation-seekers. Located in the middle of the Arlington suburb in Jacksonville, the Center is serious about educating the community on native Florida habitats and wildlife. Numerous nature trails, gardens and exhibits focus on conservation and awareness. There is even a specially designed butterfly garden full of plants and flowers known to attract the colorful creatures. Special events are held year-round.
Elegance, show, and class — that's what the Jacksonville Metropolitan Park projects at first glance. The riverside complex sports a large white facade with polished glass windows and yields to expansive interiors where some of the world's greatest names in the music and entertainment industries wow fans from all over the world. The venue is also a prime spot for political assemblies, rallies, festivals and religious gatherings. The park is fully accessible and has facilities to make it an ideal spot for a fun-filled family day out.
One of the world's tallest fountains, this spectacular piece of architecture is an impressive 200 feet in diameter and shoots water more than 120 feet into the air. At night, the colorful lighting turns the splashing waters into an animated, playful work of art. A lovely green space surrounds the fountain and comes complete with picnic tables and seating for relaxing and admiring the views of the St Johns River and city skyline. You will find the fountain next to the Museum of Science and History on Museum Circle.
Located inside Jacksonville Museum of Science and History, it offers regular shows for the whole family focusing on our solar system. Famed summertime Cosmic Concerts combine laser light shows with music ranging from classic rock to modern pop. Admission is free with paid admission to the Museum of Science and History. Originally named the Alexander Brest Planetarium, but after the Henry and Lucy Gooding Endowment and the Bryan family made a gift of nearly half a million dollars to the Museum, the planetarium was officially renamed the Bryan Good Planetarium in the Alexander Brest Science Theater