Kelsey

Kelsey

September 01, 2017
Rated 4.0

This was a quality science museum. My boyfriend and I attended (without children) and had a good time. There are a few "rides" that simulate a fan boat in the Everglades and the Mars Rover. Plenty of aquariums, insects and other small animals to look at. There are also very playful otters in the back that make for neat photo opportunities. Many exhibits about the human body, weather, extinct animals, planes, and the environment that are hands on and entertaining. We spent about 3 hours here and, although we did not have any children with us, all of the other kids in the museum seemed to be having a great time. No matter what your age, if you're looking for an air-conditioned activity, this very well could be the one.

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September 01, 2017
Rated 5.0

This was a phenomenal center with tons of information and friendly staff. They ask for a $5 donation per person, but I believe that the experience is worth more. There are turtles to view in captivity with back stories and expected release dates. The butterfly garden is neat and if you look closely, you can see tree crabs crawling around the forest floor. Watch out for the spiders on the boardwalk. They're large and in charge (but harmless)! We spent about 2 hours here and enjoyed ourselves the whole time. Don't hesitate to ask questions - the staff is wonderful and very knowledgeable.

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August 31, 2017
Rated 4.0

Definitely an interesting place. Most of it was outside but there was also an indoor air conditioned section with restrooms. It felt a little dirty--but hey, that's a flea market for ya'. There was fresh produce, packaged food, plants, flowers, adult movies, lingerie, art, all types of clothing, touristy souvenirs, phone gadgets, miscellaneous yard sale goods (TONS), and even furniture. $2 parking gets you access to everything--including the arcade, carnival rides, food vendors, and a few expensive cars to view indoors. There is also a drive in theater, but we were here too early to enjoy that part of the fun. I can see how this wouldn't be for everyone, but if you like quirky destinations, this is probably right up your alley!

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July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0

The highest paved road in North America! The views are spectacular and the mountain goats/sheep are really neat to see. It's about a 15-mile trek to the top. The road can be a bit sketchy and narrow - be sure that you are confident in your driving ability. A must-do if you're in the area!

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July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0

The food was great! The sauce served with fries is to die for. However, we were passing through on a road trip and were dressed a little scrubby (leggings and sweatpants). We felt a little judged by the customers. I'd say this restaurant is up-scale casual (laid back, but with cloth napkins). The food was totally worth the judgey looks, though!

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July 09, 2016
Rated 4.0

What a fun stop! The only people in the whole museum not enjoying themselves were the staff that were probably upset that their state has been reduced to this one stereotype. However, it was super interesting and I would recommend the stop!

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July 09, 2016
Rated 2.0

It was cheap and the staff was polite, but those are the best things I can say about this restaurant. Slightly below average food and blah atmosphere. However, I'll reiterate, we got two meals for $15 (tip included), so there's that to consider as well.

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July 09, 2016
Rated 5.0

We stopped here on a trip across the country and it was one of the most unique camping experiences I've ever had. The staff was super friendly and the grounds were clean. They had free showers and the dunes were large and in charge. We stopped here in mid-July, so it was really hot, but it cooled down nicely at night. The observatory was a fun little on-site activity as well. Would definitely recommend!

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July 09, 2016
Rated 5.0

The exhibits are really well designed for zoo attendees and animals alike. It's smaller than many other zoos I've been to, but it's very clean and there's plenty to do and see for both kids and adults. It wasn't very busy either!

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June 30, 2016
Rated 5.0

You CAN'T miss this place if you're in the area. I went with my boyfriend (who I had to practically drag there with me) and he can't stop talking about how cool he thought everything was. We had a giraffe walk inches by us on the road and we got stuck in a buffalo traffic jam - not that we're complaining! Our only regret was that we had to stick to a schedule and couldn't stay longer. Give yourself a few hours (3 to 5, I'd say) to really take it all in. Also, there is a Groupon being offered this year that gives great discounts (about 50% off), so take advantage of the savings!

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