Covering 40,000 square feet (3,716 square meters), more than 900 vendors ply their wares at the Fleamasters Fleamarket every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9a to 5p, rain or shine (covered walkways help with adverse weather). At Fleamasters, one is sure to find the typical flea market fare, such as jewelry, books and antiques, but the place is also home to a barbershop, outlet stores, and there's delicious food at various eateries to satiate your well-worked appetite. Colored lines on the floor help you find your way through the many booths.
If you want to buy a shell lamp or any other item made from mollusks to remember your Florida travels, The Shell Factory is the place to go. There are over five-million shell-type articles from toothbrushes to mirrors, but that's a small detail in the larger complex. In addition to the shell shop, visitors can see the 'nature park', which includes both live animals as well as a taxidermy room and a mini-military museum. Guests can even feed alligators in the pen as well as see exotic birds in the aviary.
The Franklin Shops contain a varied array of stores, some of which include jewelery, fine art, gifts, novelties, books, music and fashion. Its location downtown allows for easy access to all hotels and other attractions in the River District. In addition to the aforementioned list, the shops also include housewares, art, photography, cosmetics and much, much more.