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Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

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Daytona Beach Attractions

Daytona can be experienced in many ways and it offers visitors a number of great attractions to choose from. Dayton is the ideal place to relax and enjoy water related attractions or to view the city’s fast-paced racing events.

Historical Importance
Sports fans will enjoy a visit to the Jackie Robinson Ballpark. This grand stadium was completed in the year 1914 and it’s the home of the Daytona Cubs team. The venue was named after one of baseball’s greatest players, Jackie Robinson. Daytona Beach was the first city in the state of Florida that allowed him to play during a 1946 spring training season. It’s a must see among Daytona Beach attractions.
The Ponce Inlet is the site of one of the most recognized Daytona Beach attractions. Its lighthouse station is the tallest in the state of Florida where a climb to the top is worth the amazing view. Its historical importance dates to the 1800s. 
Another icon of Daytona Beach attractions is the Band Shell and Oceanfront Park Complex. This beautiful structure is built from coquina rock. The design alone is worth seeing. Visitors can enjoy the free open concerts that are held weekly and the venue offers 4,500 seats.
The News Journal Center is a contemporary building and home to the Florida Daily Newspaper. It has been in the hands of the Davidson family since 1928 and continues to run as one of the top journals in the State.
Museums and Galleries
The Southeast Museum of Photography ranks high among Daytona Beach attractions. Visitors can view over 3,500 photographs and works by acclaimed personalities of the field such as William Klein, Paul Strand and Sally Mann to name a few.   
A most frequented attraction is the Museum of Arts and Sciences. This is not just one venue but a collection of many. It includes the Cuban Museum which showcases the largest collection of Cuban art outside of the Island. The Bouchelle Center for Decorative Arts is known for having one of the best displays of furnishings in the southeast. And the Root Museum built by Coca-Cola’s founder has the second largest exhibit of memorabilia. It’s comprised of two railroad cars, original patents for the Coke bottle, race cars and other fun collector items.  
Only In Daytona
The Daytona 500 Experience attracts tourists from around the globe. It’s one of the most unique Daytona Beach attractions. It’s located on the International Speedway and offers two stories of sheer excitement. Visitors can browse through photos of prior Daytona 500 champions or go through interesting memorabilia. Don’t miss Acceleration Alley. This racing simulator allows you to compete against other guests or the computer itself. And if you want to know what it’s like to be at the changing pit, make a quick beeline towards the Chevy 16-second pit stop challenge. You can also relax while watching a film on the Coca-Cola IMAX screen or walk through the Goodyear Heritage Museum. Its main focus is on the men and women who have participated in the races. 
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