Southbank Riverwalk - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Southbank Riverwalk
The Southbank Riverwalk is a magnificent, 1.5-mile long walkway along the St. Johns River providing beautiful views. As one of the most beloved destinations in the county, it offers plenty of activities and attractions to enjoy such as shops, restaurants, and outdoor areas. It's easy to spend an entire day at Southbank, where in addition to dining, shopping, and sightseeing opportunities are live music events on Thursdays during Summertime and holiday-related festivities throughout the year.
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Attractions Near Southbank Riverwalk
MOSH (Museum Of Science & History)
0.34km from Southbank Riverwalk
The MOSH is a great place to spend the day with friends and family. This museum has many interactive exhibits that all ages can enjoy, from dinosaurs and space exploration to an exploration of local history. The planetarium at MOSH offers educational programs and shows that make learning about astronomy fun for everyone. In addition to the exhibits, the museum also hosts events throughout the year such as lectures, movies, workshops, craft classes and more
John T. Alsop Jr. Bridge
0.38km from Southbank Riverwalk
The John T. Alsop Jr. Bridge,is an important part of the transportation system in the area and offers a convenient journey for thousands of drivers every day. Originally opened in 1957, the bridge spans across 4.1mi over St. Johns River and offers individuals a connection to intersecting highways such as I4 and SR90 that lie on either side of the river. The original design was meant to last up to 50 years and since then it has undergone numerous repairs and upgrades to keep in top shape.
Treaty Oak Park
0.4km from Southbank Riverwalk
An octopus-like Southern live oak estimated to be 250 years old and may be the single oldest living thing in Jacksonville, predating the founding of the city by Isaiah Hart during the 1820s.
Jessie Ball DuPont Park
0.4km from Southbank Riverwalk
Jessie Ball DuPont Park, is a stunning 42-acre sheltered nature park nestled beneath the canopy of live oak trees. It is home to hundreds of species and features a wealth of pathways that provide visitors with peaceful opportunities to take in the sights. From art to bird watching, there's something for everyone to enjoy. The park also offers special programs such as guided walks or kayak tours, where visitors can learn more about Duval County's diverse ecology and rich history.
USS Orleck Naval Museum
0.42km from Southbank Riverwalk
The USS Orleck Naval Museum honors the 65-year service of the USS Orleck, a decommissioned destroyer escort ship operated by the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1983. Visitors can explore the ship and its various sections, including engineering spaces, living compartments, deck structures, armament systems and more. Through interactive displays and programs such as battle simulations and “leadership challenges” visitors will gain an appreciation of what it was like to serve aboard this vessel.
0.69km from Southbank Riverwalk
Florida Theatre is an independently-operated performing arts center that has been welcoming guests to its doors ever since its grand opening in 1927. This beautiful and historic theater offers year-round performances, ranging from concerts and plays to film screenings, comedy shows and more. Visitors of all ages have a wonderful time marveling at the awe inspiring architecture within this Duval County space, including balustrades, chandeliers and proscenium archways.
Discover More Attractions in Duval County, Home of Southbank Riverwalk
The county has an area of 918 square miles (2,380 km2), of which 762 square miles (1,970 km2) is land and 156 square miles (400 km2) (17.0%) is water. The topography is coastal plain; however, there are some rolling hills.