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20 Attractions to Explore Near Dames Point Bridge

Dames Point Bridge
Dames Point BridgeE Beltway 295, Jacksonville, FL 32226, USA

A cable-stayed bridge over the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida. Construction began in 1985 and was completed in 1989. The main span is 1,300 feet (396.2 m), and is 175 feet (53.3 m) high.

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Fort Caroline
Fort Caroline5.45 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

An attempted French colonial settlement. It was established under the leadership of René Goulaine de Laudonnière on June 22, 1564, as a new territorial claim in French Florida and a safe haven for Huguenots. The French colony came into conflict with the Spanish, who established St. Augustine in September 1565, and Fort Caroline was sacked by Spanish troops under Pedro Menéndez de Avilés on September 20. The Spanish continued to occupy the site as San Mateo until 1569.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens8.47 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

The zoo occupies approximately 117 acres (47 ha) and has over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plants in its collection. Since 1999 the zoo has been home to a large breeding colony of wild wood storks.

Treaty Oak Park
Treaty Oak Park12.31 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

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.

Kingsley Plantation
Kingsley Plantation12.96 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

Site of a former estate that was named for an early owner, Zephaniah Kingsley, who spent 25 years there. The plantation was originally 1,000 acres (4.0 km2), most of which has been taken over by forest; the structures and grounds of the park now comprise approximately 60 acres (242,811.385 m2). The most prominent features of Kingsley Plantation are the owner's house—a structure of architectural significance built probably between 1797 and 1798 that is cited as being the oldest surviving plantati

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens13.90 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

It was founded in 1961 after the death of Ninah Cummer, who bequeathed her gardens and personal art collection to the new museum. The permanent collection of the museum currently includes over 5,000 works of art dating from 2100 BCE to the twenty-first century. The museum's collection is especially strong in European and American paintings and also includes substantial holdings of Meissen porcelain.

Memorial Park
Memorial Park14.33 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

5.85-acre (23,700 m2) public park, located on the St. Johns River in Riverside, one of the most historic neighborhoods near downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

Jennings State Forest
Jennings State Forest39.30 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

Rare plants such as the Bartram's Ixia and St. John's Susan can be found in the Jennings State Forest.

Green Cove Springs Park
Green Cove Springs Park45.00 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

On the western bank of the St. Johns River lies Green Cove Springs Park. While the St. Johns River's cool breeze sweeps through the Park, Spanish moss draping the majestic oaks comes to life as the cool breeze of the river blows.

Miltary Museum of North Florida
Miltary Museum of North Florida46.00 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

Ship models, military vehicles, uniforms, weapons, equipment, and flags are on display at the Military Museum of North Florida. The museum was built in 2007 on Bunker Avenue.

Belmore State Forest
Belmore State Forest62.89 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

Belmore State Forest consists of two separate tracts totalling 12,262 acres. On the northern side is the Satsuma Tract, which borders Camp Blanding, while on the southern side is a tract of 8,737 acres.

Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park71.32 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

One of Florida's earliest state parks is Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park. Its amenities, such as cabins, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

Indian Mound Cottage
Indian Mound Cottage75.87 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

The Rockefeller Cottage, also known as Indian Mound Cottage, is a house on Jekyll Island, Georgia. It is next to the Jekyll Island Club. It stands three stories high, and has a total of 25 rooms. There are nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and seven servant rooms. The house has many distinguishing features such as an elevator, a cedar-lined walk-in safe, and taps for hot and cold salt water on the bathtub in the master bedroom bath. Tours of the mansion are provided by the Jekyll Island Museum.

Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum
Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum76.02 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

The MOSAIC is a history museum in the historic district of Jekyll Island of Georgia, in the United States. The museum features more exhibit space, more artifacts, a new outdoor classroom, and a new multi-purpose room. Constructed completely within the current footprint of the historic stables building, the new design highlights the building’s construction with high, lofted ceilings and open space.

Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Georgia Sea Turtle Center76.16 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a nature center and rescue and rehabilitation facility for sea turtles on Jekyll Island, Georgia, United States. The Center features interactive exhibits and patient viewing areas. In addition to caring for sick and injured turtles, the Center has an educational mission and presents daily programs, field trips, guided tours and beach walks.

Faith Chapel
Faith Chapel76.21 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

Faith Chapel is a historic chapel on Old Plantation Road in Jekyll Island, Georgia and was built in 1904. It was used as a non-denominational chapel until 1942. The interior and exterior walls are shingled, with gargoyles that are replicas of the ones at Notre Dame Cathedral. The chapel was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and it is open to the public.

Jekyll Island State Park
Jekyll Island State Park77.26 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

Jekyll Island is located off the coast of the U.S. state of Georgia, in Glynn County. It is one of the Sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia barrier islands. A popular tourist destination, the island has beaches frequented by vacationers. Guided tours of the Landmark Historic District are available. Bike trails walks along the beaches and sandbars, and Summer Waves, a water park, are among the active attractions.

Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail
Palatka-to-Lake Butler State Trail80.75 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

It stretches nearly 47 miles (76 km) from Lake Butler, Florida to Palatka, Florida along the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail (PLB).

Horton House
Horton House80.83 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

Horton House is a historic site on Riverview Drive in Jekyll Island, Georgia which was originally constructed in 1743 by Major William Horton, a top military aide to General James Oglethorpe. This structure has been meticulously preserved over the past 100 years as an example of coastal Georgia building techniques and as one of the oldest surviving buildings in the state.

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park81.55 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park is owned by the State of Florida, but the United States Forest Service maintains another 688 acres (2.78 km2) as part of a Special Use Permit.

Sidney Lanier Bridge
Sidney Lanier Bridge81.62 KMs away from Dames Point Bridge

The Sidney Lanier Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that spans the Brunswick River in Brunswick, Georgia, carrying four lanes of U.S. Route 17. The current bridge was built as a replacement to the original vertical-lift bridge, which was twice struck by ships. It is currently the longest-spanning bridge in Georgia and is 480 feet tall.