Things to do in West Palm Beach

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Things to Do in West Palm Beach

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  • Ben O
    1 contribution
    McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary is an amazing half day activity for anyone in the South Florida area! Sanctuaries like this are essential in order to save native and exotic animals in need of rescue. McCarthy's does great work with the animals, so note that your money is going towards a good cause. That being said, the sanctuary is very affordable. It is an exciting and educational tour and I would and have recommended it to friends, my grandmother, and families I know with children (I'm 30).

    Our guide was Lisa and she was wonderful! She was very knowledgable and provided us with fascinating information throughout the duration of the tour. She clearly has a great relationship with all of the animals and told us a lot about their distinct personalities. We were lucky to have her!

    Seeing the animals comfortable, active and happy was heartwarming. My group and I were worried we'd be saddened by the animals living in captivity. Many of the animals had troubled upbringings, or were rescued from the pet trade, so seeing the animals living happily and peacefully is the best part of the experience. The enclosures are clean and large, and there were no signs of distress. The sanctuary is home to dozens of species, all of which seemed very well cared for.

    The only real tips I have is to bring bug spray, and to maybe eat before going. The tour is about 2 hours long, but standing in the heat can drain you after awhile. It would be a shame to lose energy before the tour is over, for every part of the tour is as exciting as the last. The sanctuary sells water bottles for $2. The sanctuary is well shaded, so Floridians will still enjoy it in the summertime. I went in June and could not have asked for a better experience. It was very hot though, so if you're not used to summers in Florida, I recommend going at a cooler time of the year. However, even with the heat, it was a perfect day and I am sure I will be back soon, well before it cools off!
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Sylvanian
    Pittsburgh, PA76 contributions
    The museum is located in a large new building that naturally integrates old Art Deco part and has a reasonably diverse collection. As the information on the walls tell, Norton, the founder of the museum was interested in 20-century art, so this part was probably best represented and most interesting. The coverage of American art of late 19 - early 20 century is quite good making this collection a centerpiece. A number of traditional American impressionists (from Cassatt to the Ten) are represented by a few paintings by Hassam, Tarbell, Chase, and a few contemporaries like Tanner and Graves. Post-impressionists (the Eight or Ashcan school) are presented unusually well being apparently the focus of Norton. There are several representative paintings by Henry, Shinn, Bellows, Sloan, Luks, Lawson. After that there are scattered American pieces with several big names represented (i.e., Hopper, Kent, Rockwell). The same pattern on a smaller scale is followed by European late 19 - early 20 century art with just a few classic impressionists like Monet and Pisarro and a much better representation of post-impressionism and following -isms with a number of big names. As an extra benefit, for 2 years the museum is hosting a large and well-known painting of Spanish impressionist Joaquin Sorolla "Beaching the boat". As usual, a lot of space is occupied by a variety of modern art of mixed quality, but with several big names. Among earlier art, the museum has a very large and impressive collection of 16-18 century art, mostly Dutch golden age, but many others including some French Salon from Greuze to Fromentin and Courbet. This great collection that could make happy several museums, for some reason is hidden on the 3rd floor and not well advertised. Going further back in time, the museum has an amazingly large collection of ancient Chinese artifacts, probably the largest in Florida. Overall, very impressive museum, worth driving if you are considering it. I would rate it as one of the top 5 art museums in Florida,
    Written 16 May 2022
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  • TWB
    Cincinnati, OH2,220 contributions
    Cool chance to see manatees with a nice gift shop and informational museum. We didn't see any in the lagoon on our visit, but it was worth the stop to have a solid chance. Snapped a group picture on Earth Cam before taking off.
    Written 11 April 2022
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  • Indiana2023
    Evansville, IN273 contributions
    i was in town for 2 weeks on vacation. was tiring with the beach and the place i was at so i went on down to the zoo. i was not disappointed. think it ran close to 26 bucks for entry. one of the smaller zoos for a big city. but certainly had very nice plants and trees everywhere. glass windows for viewing and an island with monkeys on it. even has a place for feeding lorikeets. free parking and walking within the zoo isnt bad at all. the zoo in my hometown is hell with its hills. this is a very nice walking zoo. bit pricy but worth a visit.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • Carol B
    Catskill, NY53 contributions
    So many places to eat and be happy! The must do's...Il Bellagio, Ruth's Chris, Cheesecake Factory and more!
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Radrev
    Winter Park, FL483 contributions
    We came to the area and especially like the area called "The Square." Lot's of nice shops, cafes, ice cream parlors, restaurants, etc. Clean and safe with security everywhere. Parking in the garage was a breeze so that made it even more pleasant.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Mary W
    Delray Beach, FL176 contributions
    The gardens are an oasis in the midst of strip mall and the airport. They are enjoyable to visit and have wonderful visiting exhibits to enjoy. Their garden shop is a nice place to purchase various flowers and the staff and volunteers are most helpful.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • EaglesFan27
    Reading, PA584 contributions
    There are great deals to be found here! I was on vacation, so I could not buy too much stuff, but I did get a pair of shoes and some shorts. I really liked the layout of the outlets and the selection.
    Written 7 March 2021
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  • Adriana R
    362 contributions
    We have been coming here on a regular basis ever since we moved in the area over 20 years ago, and it will never bore us!

    The variety of amenities in this park is astonishing to say the least.
    The only thing you won’t find here is a basketball court, but other than that I don’t think you can ask for more activities to be offered.

    There is an equestrian center, a public golf course, baseball fields, soccer fields (which you can’t use without a permit though: the Village Park Athletics Complex in Wellington is a better choice for soccer play), tennis fields including now several pickle ball fields (always crowded) and a volleyball field on grass.

    There is also a BMX track, a water ski lake, a Shark Park on a separate lake (where you can enjoy cable watersports) and a place where you can kayak/canoe (you can bring your own or rent the equipment there).

    You can also just walk, bike (which you can also rent), skate or play disc golf throughout the entire park. Or you can enjoy and exercise on the 1 mile trail with 20 stations. If that’s not enough options for walking, you can visit the nature center!

    In some parts you can also fish, and both your dogs and kids have their own playgrounds!
    There are also many picnic shelters and pavilions throughout the park, and the best part: there is no entrance fee!!

    We consider ourselves very lucky to live close to this HUGE and beautiful park!
    Written 11 August 2021
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  • Danielle
    17 contributions
    Bounty of restaurants to choose from in Downtown West Palm. Downfall is obvious: the parking. And there is a fee. Wish Clematis had at least a few boutique clothing stores, but we go to City Place for that anyway so no biggie. Overall, we always make it a nice, enjoyable outing when visiting there.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • jdsbiz98
    Danbury, CT464 contributions
    Caught the final spring training game between the Astros and Nationals. Bought $15 seats out in Right field lawn and had an awesome time. So close to the players, walked out with 3 baseballs for the kids. Staff super friendly and the game was awesome. Best part might have been the golf cart rides from the parking lots up to the gates and back.
    Written 30 March 2021
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  • Lola
    2 contributions
    We had a great time. The only advise I would give was to change where they decide to weigh their guests. It is fully understandable to have a 250# weight limit but don’t have a human wait in line to ride a ride only to find out at the top that you have to turn around and walk down stairs because you weigh too much.
    Written 22 June 2021
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  • bjheinbach
    Loudonville, NY27 contributions
    Had a really nice walk around this nature preserve. The walk is mostly on a wooden walkway, which was nice as you went thru swamps. I didn’t see much wildlife, probably we were walking too fast and it was mid-day. They did have a “Wanted wild boar” and explained why and how they got there and they were 250 lbs.. but no number to call if I found it.. (invasive species) so glad I didn’t see any. I did see a few of the area birds. Great to be able to see the grasslands, swamps and wooded areas. Yes, it’s FREE.
    Written 19 February 2022
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  • Vicki M
    51 contributions
    This was my first visit and I would highly recommend it if you enjoy looking at tropical gardens and large sculptures. Special piece of West Palm history. I visited during the Bradley Theodore exhibit which was enjoyable. Great activity on a beautiful day.
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • Lukafio
    Trenton, MO74 contributions
    The friend I was visiting used to frequent this place with her family as a child. Not having experienced it before I looked it up before I flew in. Upon doing so, I learned that 2020 was the final year they would be operating due to a new Florida law. Since both of us now knew this, we had to make the trip to see the races. It was worth it, and now I can say I saw a bit of history before it faded away.
    Written 11 November 2020
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