The Link Trainer Building in Fort Lauderdale became the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum. It is of great importance, having served as one of the 257 air stations in World War II. It aims at the preservation of national as well as international naval air artifacts in a way that educates the public. The museum was dismantled in 1998 and relocated to its current location in 1999. The research library offers a great deal of knowledge via more than 3000 volumes, touching various aspects of history.
The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) in Fort Lauderdale is dedicated to the history of the African-American community of the United States. The beautiful library is adorned with sculptures and is stocked with resources that aid the study of African-American and Caribbean legacy and culture. The AARLCC is also a cultural center with an ultra-modern auditorium, meeting room and a special art gallery, which exhibits artworks of renowned artists. The place often hosts cultural and recreational programs.
Relive the nostalgia at this classic arcade bar, where patrons can enjoy a delightful night with friends and drinks. Bring out your inner child and competitive self; challenge your friends for a round of Ms. Pacman or Pinball. Offering a cozy ambiance with a dance floor, the dive bar offers an unforgettable experience. Retro games like Area 51, Jubeat, Contra, Switch and shoot, Skee-ball, Death ball, and Donkey Kong attract the major crowd. Don on a wristband that allows you to indulge in unlimited games, drinks, and the best sandwiches in town.
Dating back to 1921, this historic two-story, 35.4-acre (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 after a waterlily, which once inhabited the property, the Bonnet House is open year-round for guided tours.
Built in 1927, a historic firehouse adorned the heart of the Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Today, serving as a museum, this facility welcomes visitors for an insightful journey across an eventful decade that saw the transformation of the city’s fire department. Housed within the Fort Lauderdale Fire & Safety Museum is an array of photos, videos and ancient equipment, which chronicle the evolution of the department. You will also find old uniforms of fire personnel alongside information about major fires and emergencies of the cities that were valiantly controlled by them.
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, with tens of thousands of tourists visiting this landmark annually today. 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, which is also seen in post offices, town hall and general stores of the city. This lovely museum can also be hired for private events and special celebrations. The events hosted here include the Pineapple Jam, the Peter Pan Pirate Party and more
JCAT- The J's Cultural Arts Theatre is all about exploring your creative mind. It invites the young population to perform and learn all about drama, acting and various other theatrical segments. It is used as a performance space by different art groups and also used for acting workshops. The center is also open to various camps on acting, wherein students are invited to learn and enact.
Established in 1950, the Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum is situated in Downtown Miami. Housed within a historic courtroom and former police headquarters, the museum pays homage to the African American police force and their significant contributions to the community. Exhibits include a diverse collection of photographs, documents, and memorabilia that showcase the role of the police force in safeguarding the town and its residents. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the jail cells and courtrooms located on the premises, providing an immersive experience of the facility's history.
Miami's Wynwood Art District is home to this one-of-its-kind museum that celebrates one of mankind's quirkiest forms of art - graffiti. What is often frowned upon as vandalism finds a place of expression in the form of exhibits here. The exhibitions feature graffiti works by various local artists and youngsters on a rotational basis. It also includes a fine art gallery and a spacious gift shop where you can purchase colorful art merchandise, limited edition graffiti items, and exclusive art supplies to create your own masterpiece.