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Volusia County, Florida
"Big Beach, Big Fun"
The World's Most Famous Beach
Chamber of Commerce.
In the early years of the 20th century between about 1902 and 1935, many came to Daytona Beach, not for the sandy beaches or wonderful sunshine, but to set new speed records in the new automobile! Records were set by speedsters, such as Barney Oldfield, Sir Henry Segrave and Sir Malcolm Campbell.
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Home of Daytona International Raceway. Many old-time speed records were set on the flat sand beaches here. Some of the beaches still allow cars to be driven on them, though care should be taken during the drives. Near the fishing pier is a wide promenade with much recreation available along it. Next to the speedway is the Daytona Beach Kennel Club where you may find Greyhound racing. A brand new water park called "Adventure Landing" was recently built (1999) in Daytona Beach adding to the attractions.
Daytona International Speedway
1 miles east of I-95, exit 87A or 87 on US 92. Racing here includes stock cars, sports cars, motorcycles and go-carts. Guided tours are available.
Phone: 904-254-2700 for information
Phone: 904-253-7223 for tickets
1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1245
See live shows and participate in activities. Speedway tours are available.
Halifax Historical Society Museum
252 S. Beach St.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
See Daytona Beach history, African-American heritage and much more including an 800 year old dug-out canoe. This museum is in the 1911 Merchants Bank building. You may see many photographs, postcards and memorabilia from the early days of car racing. Of particular interest is a miniature replica of the 1938 boardwalk and bandshell.
Museum of Arts and Sciences and Planetarium
1040 Museum Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL
Florida history, American art, gardens, pre-columbian artifacts and much more.
Of special interest is the 13 foot tall skeleton of a giant ground sloth. See also the Cuban Museum with all types of art forms. Nature trails and a planetarium are also available.
Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 International Speedway Blvd, Building 37
Daytona Beach Community College
Dayton Beach, Florida
See both permanent and changing exhibits at this museum
The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
The main attraction for Ponce Inlet, Florida is the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse. The lighthouse is now a national landmark. This attraction is near Daytona Beach.
Lighthouse Point Park and Recreation Area
A1A S @ Ponce Inlet
Daytona Beach, FL
Lighthouse view, beachfront, fishing, nature trail, picnicking, swimming. Restrooms, showers. Wheelchair-accessible boardwalk.
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory
154 S. Beach St
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Free tours Mon - Fri. Watch all types of candy being made!