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The Museum of Discovery and Science is two miles from the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Visitors can watch otters play in the EcoDiscovery Center at the museum. A simulated airboat ride takes people on a virtual trip through the Everglades. The Gizmo City at the museum has science exhibits.

The Ft. Lauderdale Antique Car Museum is one of the other museums in the area. It is designed to resemble a Packard showroom that car buyers would have visited during the 1920s. One of the cars from the early 1900s on display is a 1909 speedster. Other exhibits include advertisements for vintage autos and photos of vintage autos.

People interested in history will enjoy visiting the Stranahan House. The home was built in 1901 and looks the way it did in 1915. The furniture in the house is from Victorian times.

Another historic home in Fort Lauderdale is on the grounds of the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. The Bonnet House was built in the 1920s. The grounds have tropical vegetation and a hibiscus garden.

There are more historic buildings at the Fort Lauderdale History Center. The New River Inn and the Bryan House were built in 1905. The King-Cromartie House dates back to 1907. The center has collections of photographs, artifacts, manuscripts, maps and newspapers.

Shoppers will enjoy Las Olas Boulevard. Shops here sell jewelry, gifts, art and gourmet food. People who want to take a break from shopping can have dessert, pizza, sandwiches, Mediterranean food and other types of cuisine at restaurants in the area.

Visitors who want to spend time at the beach will appreciate Fort Lauderdale's 23 miles of beaches. These beaches have plenty of places for sunbathing and swimming. There are a variety of recreational opportunities at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park. The park has places for canoeing, fishing, swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. Visitors can rent canoes at the park.

People who want to travel by water in the Fort Lauderdale area can ride water taxis. These boats make a number of stops close to Fort Lauderdale attractions. Several companies offer dinner cruises and sunset cruises for those who want to spend a few hours on the water.

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