Established in 1914, the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens features more than 2,000 animals and wildlife displayed in naturalistic habitats on 110 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Nestled at the mouth of the Trout River, the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens features a variety of interesting animal exhibits that let visitors come face to face with a diverse group of wildlife, including jaguars, howler monkeys, capybaras, Western lowland gorillas, African elephants, cheetahs, and so much more. Visitors will also enjoy the zoo’s train and carousel rides.
Open daily 9:00 am-5:00pm.
Get set for a full day of theme park adventure and water park fun at Adventure Landing & Shipwreck Island Water Park in Jacksonville Beach. Treat yourself to adrenaline pumping rides, attractions and action-packed activities like batting cages, indoor battle arena laser tag and wacky mini golf. Shipwreck Island Water Park offers even more excitement and fun in the sun, with a range of water park attractions like fast body slides, whooshing tubes and fast paced chutes.
Adventure Landing is open Sun.-Thurs., 10 am-10 pm; Fri.-Sat., 10 am-midnight. Shipwreck Island Water Park is open May through September, with varied hours.
Mayo Clinic offers patients the highest quality medical care, with state-of-the-art facilities and a full staff of doctors, surgeons and nurses on call for 24-hour patient care. The Mayo Clinic Hospital, opened in 2008, features 214 beds, 22 operating rooms, an intensive care unit, and a full-service Emergency Department as well as cutting-edge research facilities. Patients are treated by a team of specialty physicians, researchers and educators supported by the best technology and advanced techniques, all in a caring environment that promotes healing. Visiting hours are 5am-9pm daily.