The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum has an amazing collection of cars from the first half of the 20th Century. Parked here are Packard automobiles, the oldest of which is the Packard Model 18 Speedster from 1909. Although the last Packard model was produced in 1958, a chance to marvel at these legends of luxury makes a trip to this museum worth every dime.
Comprising serene 60 acres (24.28 hectares), the Flamingo Gardens have an impressive collection of rare tropical plants, massive oaks, native birds and other tropical critters. The gardens are one of the region's few remaining citrus groves and are home to a large collection of wading birds. You can chug around the grounds on a narrated tram tour or explore the Wray Botanical Collection and historic Wray Home.
One of the most intriguing attractions in the region, this diversion focuses on things that fly. Butterflies take center stage. Learn how they grow, what they eat and how to lure them into your garden. Part of Tradewinds Park, Butterfly World includes a breeding laboratory, butterfly museum, and insectarium with displays of unusual insects and butterflies from around the world.
Dating back to 1921, this historic two-story, 35.4 acres (14.16 hectare) waterfront house was once the winter home of artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife Evelyn. The Bonnet House is serenely elegant and preserved amidst the urban expansion of Fort Lauderdale Beach, which is what makes the land so special. Mrs. Bartlett, who died in 1997, gave the estate to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 1983 to keep the property unchanged. Several concerts and events are held here throughout the year, and the house is available for private events such as weddings. Named for a waterlily that once inhabited the property, the Bonnet House is open year-round for guided tours.
Dating back to 1901 and built by the “Father of Fort Lauderdale,” Stranahan House is also referred to as the Pioneer House. In 1984, this mansion was opened for public viewing as a house museum and almost 10,000 tourists visit this landmark annually. Now a historic riverside museum, the elegantly restored house contains antiques, turn-of-the-century furnishings and old photographs of the area. It is also an example of classic Florida Frontier architecture. The house has previously been used as a post office, town hall and general store. The events hosted here includes tours, the Pineapple Jam, the Peter Pan Pirate Party and more. This lovely museum can also be hired for private events and special celebrations.
Over the years, Revolution Live has played host to performances by many of the music industry's heavyweights. Snoop Dogg, Slayer, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Del McCoury Band, Alicia Keys, Killswitch Engage and Mastodon have all thrilled audiences at this downtown Fort Lauderdale venue. This 1300-capacity venue is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound.
Art Gallery 21 is a true hidden gem in Wilton Manors. Primarily built to preserve the contemporary art that prevails in the city, the gallery hosts exhibitions at regular intervals with an aim to promote as well as encourage local artists. Their eclectic lineup of events engages and entertains a diverse audience.
The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is one of South Florida's major cultural attractions. It is located in the downtown entertainment district and hosts varied exhibits and cultural activities throughout the year. Under the Studio Arts Program, you can take part in the educational art classes to learn about painting, drawing, design and music from professional artists. Permanent exhibitions feature the black and white photography of Ansel Adams and contemporary paintings by Stephen Scott Young. The museum offers a truly striking showcase of the cultures of South Florida and the Caribbean.
The Venue Fort Lauderdale is among one of the best wedding venues in Florida and has got many accolades and awards to show for it. This outstanding venue is home to Epic Ballroom, Crystal Ballroom, Ivy Lounge & Patio, as well as, Windsor Martini Bar. All these event spaces can be rented at reasonable rates for hosting events like birthday parties, corporate events, mitzvahs and other special occasions. Apart from this, The Venue Fort Lauderdale also plays host to concerts featuring talented artists and bands from across the country. During concerts, you can reserve a table for yourself or even book a VIP ticket to enhance your concert watching experience.