Pensacola is always alive and ready to welcome you with delightful attractions. It has amusement parks, zoos, beaches, historical museums, sports, etc. The City of Pensacola, Florida, has many nicknames given by people. The US Naval Air Station which is the first in USA, is southwest of Pensacola and home to the Blue Angels flight demonstration team.
The history of Pensacola is rich and colorful, dating back 450 years. It was the first European settlement. It was under French, Spanish, British, Confederate States, and has been a part of US since the end of American Civil War. Wars, hurricanes, storms have been a major part of Pensacola's history. Here are the attractions of City of Pensacola, Florida.
Currently, it has over 150 aircraft and spacecraft on display. The museum also has an IMAX theater, a museum store and a cafeteria. It is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday, except on days like Christmas, Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Day. The parking is totally free and so is the admission, though some exhibits inside the museum may charge for admission.
There are practice demonstrations by the Blue Angels that can be viewed from the museum, mostly on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, between March and November.
It has a large seashell stage, where many concerts are held several times a year. Fort Pickens is another interesting place to see in Pensacola Beach. It is a historic military fort that was completed in 1834 and was used until 1947. It is a part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore and is administered by the National Park Service.
Sam's Fun City
It is an amusement and water park in Pensacola, with over 20 rides and attractions for kids of all ages. The Crossroads Arcade located here has the largest selection of arcade games, featuring 50 of the best games.
Sam's Surf City, a water park has over 12 water slides, a 1,200 feet 'Lazy River', and many interactive play structures for enjoyment. Sam's Fun City Hall is a 10,000 sq. ft. banquet space that can accommodate up to 5000 people in an event or gathering. It can be termed as a perfect family destination.
Historic Pensacola Village
It is a collection of 22 historical buildings and museums that is owned and operated by the University of West Florida. It is located in downtown Pensacola. The admission needs to be purchased for a week that includes access to the entire village and T.T. Wentworth Museum, and also a guided tour of many historical buildings.
The museum complex is open for visitors from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Certain buildings can be rented for special occasions such as weddings, events, receptions, and birthdays. The village includes the Museum of Commerce, Weaver's Cottage, Museum of Industry, Julee Cottage, Lavalle House, Old Christ Church, etc.
Veterans Memorial Park
It is a park built to honor all American Vietnam war heroes and contains the names of Americans who lost their lives during the Vietnam War. It is a beautiful tourist attraction whose maintenance is looked after by the Wall South Foundation and Vietnam Veterans of Northwest Florida.
These are a few interesting places that can be visited, but besides these there are many more places in the City of Pensacola which are worthy of a visit.