Amusement Parks in Ortega Forest

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Batt Family Fun Center's facilities lure bowlers of all ages with a plethora of smooth lanes, some of which are surrounded by bumpers, and league and specialty bowling. Roll one of Batt Family Fun Center's colorful, varying-in-weight bowling balls toward innocent pins while wearing stylish yet effectual nonscuffing footwear. Xtreme bowling, a cosmic-bowling experience that takes place on Friday and Saturday nights, dazzles the eyes with lasers, disco lights, black lights, and fog, and doles out stimulation for the ears in the form of loud music and the sounds professional athletes make when they get injured. An arcade room and snack bar ensure those waiting to roll remain entertained and full of flavor. Rounding out the family fun are billiards tables and glow-in-the-dark mini golf.

1838 Cassat Ave
Jacksonville,
FL
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The spectrum of silliness is contained within three Adventure Landing attractions: race on go-karts in front of NASCAR-scout audiences, make a mark on frenemies in laser tag, or saunter and swing on the mini-golf course. (Laser tag is not available at the St. Augustine location.) Attempt each feat before going back for one last round of your two favorites, or use them all on a five-act go-kart play. The freedom of choice applies to how you use your five attractions; however, you must expunge the fun out of this factory's frenetic free-for-all in a single visit, making it a convenient way to happily exhaust over-energized tweens and tots.

4825 Blanding Blvd.
Jacksonville,
FL
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Jump!Zone throws open its doors to the kids of the world, inviting them to frolic on a safe, bouncy play area comprising six themed inflatables. Little ones revel in the shadow of an air-filled Spongebob Squarepants, who watches out for invading car dealership gorillas. After practicing for their sweet 16 on the Scooby Do Mystery Machine, kids can explore the depths of the Atlantis attraction. Foosball, air-hockey tables, and a full arcade also occupy young bodies between leaps and bounds in the bounce castle. The Battle Zone Combat Play arena is a glow-in-the-dark space houses Bazooka Ball, which uses paintball markers that shoot 2 inch foam balls at opponents. During arena play sessions, parents take advantage of free WiFi in the caf? area, which also slings toothsome snacks to zap appetites accrued from hours of play.

1035 Blanding Blvd.
Orange Park,
FL
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Most people beat the heat by becoming sedentary: laying on the beach, lounging in a hammock, or sleeping on top of electric fans. But Jacksonville Beach Shipwreck Island Waterpark keeps customers cool in a more thrilling way. Besides the obligatory lazy river (720 feet long) and a 500,000 gallon wave pool, the park includes four extreme slides and other rides for kids of all ages.

Eye Catcher: Explore the Pirate's Play Village. Kids of all ages scamper up and down the attraction's three stories, descending down slides, blasting one another with water cannons, or cleaning their teeth with water nozzles.

For School-Age Kids: The Rage reaches speeds as high as 18 mph as it sends riders on a waterborne roller coaster ride.

For Older Kids: From 40 feet into the air, The Eye of the Storm drops riders into concentric circles before dropping them into eight feet of water.

For Toddlers: Kiddie Cove, a play area for the tiny set, features a splash pad and two small slides

Take a Break: The Wave Riders Grill serves snacks such as french fries, fruit, and popcorn

1944 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville Beach,
FL
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Ripley's Red Train Tours range from daily explorations of the city to nightly supernatural adventures. Guests can get on and off the open-air Red Train Trolley anytime from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. as it stops at spots including San Sebastian Winery, Mission Nombre de Dios, and the oldest house. Alternately, they can embark on a Ghost Train Adventure to explore the city at night armed with an EMF Ghost-Meter. Other tours include seasonal Sunset Tours that take advantage of the long days of summer, the bay front’s cooler temperatures, and a recent peace treaty signed by the mayor of St. Augustine and the local merfolk. There are also Black History Tours that showcase local spots that were important in the Civil Rights Movement, including Zora Neale Hurston’s former residence and the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1964 arrest.

19 San Marco Ave
Saint Augustine,
FL
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On Jekyll Island, waves lick the 10 miles of beaches as kayaks cut through the salty water, cyclists roll over 20 miles of paved trails, and riders on horseback clop through hushed maritime forests. All visitors to the barrier island can partake in myriad active, relaxing, or educational activities while immersed in its lush natural landscapes, where dunes give way to beaches filled with hermit crabs and shell collecting and where birders clutch binoculars to examine avian habitats and decode gulls' sign language. The island's public golf club, open since 1898, hosts two 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course on manicured greens and rolling terrain. In the summer, the Summer Waves Water Park provides a cool escape from the heat with six slides, a wave pool, and a lazy river. For indoor adventurers, exhibits at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center illuminate the lives of the shelled reptiles, and a museum preserves relics of the wealthy families who used the island as their gilded getaway and a place to bury their expired money. The Jekyll Island Authority oversees all conservation and development on the idyllic island, existing to continually improve the park and its amenities.

210 S Riverview Dr
Jekyll Island,
GA
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