Below is a list of the top and leading Landmarks in Jacksonville. To help you find the best Landmarks located near you in Jacksonville, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Jacksonville’s Best Landmarks:
The top rated Landmarks in Jacksonville are:
- Beaches Museum – provides something for all
- Mandarin Store & Post Office – was founded in 1989 by a group of citizens concerned with the loss of historical structures in Mandarin
- Little Talbot Island State Park – is one of a handful of unexploited barrier islands remaining in Northeast Florida
- Memorial Park – has existed through collective partnerships of public and private interests
- Southbank Riverwalk – seafront is usually filled with joggers, tourists, folks sitting on benches
Beaches Museum provides something for all. Its diverse range of experiences offered events, exhibits, archives, and more, give life to the vibrant history and culture of the area. With every visit to the Beaches Museum, explore the past, present, and future of Jacksonville’s beach society, along with what makes every community unique and what binds each other.
Their mission is to preserve and share the distinct history and culture of the Beaches area. They are the bridge from past to present, inspiring a sense of place and are embraced by the community as its connection to history, culture, and one another.
Events, Event Rental, Photographs, Shop
“Wonderful selection of history, trains, people. Excellent staff, tour, Bob lol. Loved the details. Family had a great time.” – Darrell M.
Mandarin Store & Post Office
Mandarin Store & Post Office was founded in 1989 by a group of citizens concerned with the loss of historical structures in Mandarin and interested in preserving and celebrating the rich heritage and history of the area. Mandarin Museum & Historical Society would be licensed to function in the park and to create public programs.
It was opened with two galleries, an administration office, and a small archives room in 2004. Since its opening, the museum has enhanced the original exhibits so guests can explore some of the events and people that shaped the Mandarin society.
Visit, Events, Membership
“My husband and I wanted to see and take pictures of the store & post office after visiting and learning some of the Mandarin history. We are enjoying our vacation here.” – Bonnie J.
Little Talbot Island State Park
Little Talbot Island State Park’s undeveloped beach is a unique Florida experience. Little Talbot Island is one of a handful of unexploited barrier islands remaining in Northeast Florida. Boasting more than five miles of pristine beaches and three miles of bike trails, Little Talbot’s untouched natural beauty and diverse ecosystems entreat to be explored. There is, of course, the white sand and rolling surf typical of many high energy costs.
But there is also the wearing sun-bleached roots and fallen trunks of cedar and palm that create a linear tapestry of natural sculptures. Enjoy beachcombing, surfing, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, a winding kayak journey along the bluffs of Myrtle Creek, and camping in a lush forest hammock. There is something for every adventurous person on Little Talbot Island.
Plan Your Visit, Experiences & Amenities, Events
“Very well kept grounds. Nice people. Excellent place to relax, no hassles. Good kayaking!” – Pat W.
Memorial Park has existed through collective partnerships of public and private interests. In November 1918, George Hardee of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville put forth a proposal for a memorial to honor Floridians who died in service during “The Great War,” known today as World War I, which was to be paid for by the citizens of Greater Jacksonville and dedicated in a new public park.
Memorial Park is situated at 1620 Riverside Avenue, between Margaret Street and Memorial Park Drive in Riverside near the 5 Points area of Jacksonville, Florida. Designed by the famed Olmsted Brothers almost a century ago, it remains the city’s premier, historic public space for all to enjoy.
Events, Plan Your Event, Walking Tour
Address: 1620 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone: (904) 630-2489
“A beautiful park by the river. So relaxing and easily able to keep a distance from others.” – Jessica S.
Southbank Riverwalk neighboring the St. Johns River, this seafront is usually filled with joggers, tourists, folks sitting on benches, and lovers walking hand-in-hand, all of them watching the riverboats, the shorebirds, and downtown’s skyline reflected in the water. At Southbank Riverwalk you can also find the water taxi dock near Chart House available for kayak launch.
The Southbank Riverwalk Extension is approximately 1,900 feet of new riverfront bulkhead; a top of bank extension of the Southbank Riverwalk (approximately 1,900 linear feet); approximately 1,255 linear feet of the new boardwalk; approximately 1,650 linear feet of the new overland trail; parks with approximately 820 linear feet of river frontage and related amenities; a new water taxi stop; expansions of existing roadways and new roadways with enhanced sidewalks, enhanced landscaping, bike lanes, and on-street parking; and other facilities.
Walking, Sitting On Benches, Jogging, Tourists
“Love taking my dog there and watching the dolphins.” – Deborah C.
Shera Elliott graduated from the New Mexico State University with a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior & Health Care Management. Shera grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to Las Cruces for college. Shera has written for several major publications including the Albuquerque Journal and NPR. Shera is a community reporter and also covers stories important important to all Americans.