Top 10 Things to do in Port Orange, United States

September 3, 2017 Janean Rudisill

Port Orange is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The city's estimated population was 57,203 in 2013. The city is part of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area; the metropolitan area's population in 2010 was 590,289. Port Orange is a principal city in the Fun Coast region of the state of Florida.
Restaurants in Port Orange

1. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7301 +1 386-761-1821
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Walk inside the white picket fence and step back in time. Maintained and operated by the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Preservation Association, this beautiful facility represents one of the best preserved and most authentic historic light stations in the nation today. Visitors will agree that the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum offers a treasure-trove of sights, sounds, and experiences for young and old alike.

Reviewed By TDNY - Canandaigua, New York

Depending on the crowds, getting to the top and back down again can take a bit of time as you wait for other people, but it is a very cool view from the top. On the grounds there are several houses previously occupied by the lighthouse keepers to explore as well, one with lots of historical information and exhibits inside.

It's a great place to visit if it's too cold to be on the beach... but be warned that everyone else will have the same idea and those are the days it's most crowded!

2. Mary Bethune Home

640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3012 +1 386-481-2000
Excellent
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5 based on 109 reviews

Mary Bethune Home

The home of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune is located on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University, which she founded in 1904. Formerly known as "The Retreat," her home is now known as the Bethune Foundation and features precious pieces including her original library, furniture, photos and family heirlooms. Visitors who came during Dr. Bethune's time include Langston Hughes (Harlem Renaissance writer), Jackie Robinson (baseball legend) and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Come walk in the steps of the presidential advisor, international civil rights activist and college president!

Reviewed By Bonnie29609 - Greenville, South Carolina

While on a Spring Break trip to Daytona, we visited the Mary McLeod Bethune Home and office of the Mary Bethune Foundation. Before entering the home, we spent a few moments at the grave of Dr. Bethune. We entered the home and were greeted by...MoreWe are always excited to have guest visit Mrs. Bethune home. Thank you for the opportunity to share Mrs. Bethune home and legacy with you.

3. Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church

3140 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118-6224 +1 386-767-8761
Excellent
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church

Reviewed By Alaina1024 - St. Marys, Georgia

We attended the 10 am service at this church a couple of weeks ago. The service lasts an hour or so, and followed the provided pamphlet. It was probably the most comfortable church service that I've attended. As, we were in Daytona camping, and we were able to get up and go to church with little to no fuss. Because you can stay in your vehicle, dress/make-up/hair is not an issue. They've also got a small seating area inside what looks to have once been a concession stand. Oh, and they serve donuts and coffee as well. I liked the idea of their current fundraiser with the personalized bricks for the walkway. However, at $125.00 per brick, I found the cost outrageous. Consider lowering the price of a brick, and you may find that you'll attract more donors? Overall, I would totally recommend a Sunday morning visit.

4. Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens

950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129-7624 +1 386-767-1735
Excellent
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4.5 based on 255 reviews

Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens

Gardens where you can watch butterflies and learn more about flora and fauna native to Florida. Trails leading past a preserved 19th century sugar mill ruins and statues of dinosaurs.

Reviewed By Jerry B - Branson, Missouri

The historical ruins of the old sugar processing plant are in place with signs noting who owned this place back to the 1800's, peoples dreams shattered, and the county did a quality job constructing a walkway and covered building to preserve the artifacts. It's like you're walking over a "dig". Next, some visionary set about to make it an amusement park with dinosaurs constructed of concrete back in the early 50's. Well done. Unfortunately he was ahead of his time. Walt Disney beat him to the idea later. Next you'll be amazed by the gigantic oak trees moss covered. Just a peaceful place to get away for awhile. Close to Daytona. Kids will love the dinosaurs.

5. Daytona Escape Room Experience

681 Beville Rd, South Daytona, FL 32119-1951 +1 386-689-2124
Excellent
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5 based on 25 reviews

Daytona Escape Room Experience

Welcome to the premier Escape Room in Daytona Beach! The Daytona Escape Room Experience is the first real-life escape game in Daytona. It is a uniquely fun, team building, brain testing experience! Each room is filled with a series of locks, clues and puzzle solving for your group of 2 - 8 people. Players will be locked in a themed room and have 60 minutes to escape. It's all about being observan

Reviewed By Radika k

Daytona escape room is a great family fun experience. We did the Black Jewel and we had a blast. The room was challenging, creative but not impossible.The staff is super friendly and helpful it was just an awesome experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Can't wait to try the new room. Soooo much fun.

6. Daytona International Speedway

1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1215 +1 877-306-7223
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Daytona International Speedway

Daytona International Speedway hosts many motorsports events and races throughout the year - including stock car, sports car, motorcycle and go-karting. Since opening in 1959, it has been the home of the DAYTONA 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR.

Reviewed By thedipman - Howland, Maine

A nice place to spend the day but a bit pricey . A must is the tour of the track and pit area . The gift shop is huge and covers all the drivers worth spending a few hours

7. Marine Science Center

100 Lighthouse Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7325 +1 386-304-5545
Excellent
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4.5 based on 818 reviews

Marine Science Center

At the Marine Science Center our main goal is rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured turtles and birds. You can see our sea turtle patients from the turtle terrace and get a behind the scenes view through the hospital viewing window. In the gallery, guests will also take a journey through Florida marine ecosystems discovering the animals that are indigenous to this area. A hands-on experience awaits you at our stingray and invertebrate touch tanks. Explore the nature trail and climb the observation tower for views of the estuary. Don't forget to walk through the Mary Keller Bird Sanctuary. Here you will see our permanent resident birds that can no longer live in the wild. We offer daily animal education presentations where you will experience up close views of raptors and reptiles.

Reviewed By jlbtg - Iowa

Decided to visit here after a trip to visit the lighthouse. Very interesting as they have many species of fish and sea turtles that are in tanks and easy to see. This is a facility that nurtures wounded bird, turtles and fish back to health before release back to their natural habitat. Very reasonable admission. The stingray tank was really neat, as well.

8. Cracker Creek

1795 Taylor Rd, Daytona Area, Port Orange, FL 32128-6842 +1 386-304-0778
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4.5 based on 104 reviews

Cracker Creek

Cracker Creek is an environmental and historical treasure of Port Orange. Located on the western side of scenic Spruce Creek, this 20 acre sanctuary is a natural home for a variety of endangered plants and animals that can be seen by boat or on foot. Cracker Creek is a pure nature preserve and is perfect for many recreational activities such as boating, bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, group camping, and hiking.

Reviewed By Phyllis V - Daytona Beach Shores

Been there several times. Full of history and fun. Boat rides available and tours. Must be in a tour of 10 for entry into the Snow White house. There is a picnic area and lots of places to walk around. They also had kayaks and canoes when I was there. These are for rent.

9. NBalance Holistic Wellness Spa

949D5 Beville Rd, South Daytona, FL 32119-1705 +1 386-882-4671
Excellent
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5 based on 38 reviews

NBalance Holistic Wellness Spa

Reviewed By Frankiehead - Daytona Beach

Having visited here before, I had received an email advertising 20% off all services for the weekend. I booked a Gentlemans Manicure and a 50 minute Reflexology Massage online. I later called to confirm my appointments, and there was some confusion about who would be available at the time to provide those services. The bookings were moved up two hours earlier, which was fine, since I had decided to take the afternoon off, anyway. I received an excellent manicure from Brittany, and a fantastic massage from Tara. Both of them were very knowlegeable, professional, and personable. I look forward to returning again soon. Btw, I visited the South Daytona location.

10. Richard Petty Driving Experience

1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1215 +1 407-939-0130
Excellent
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4.5 based on 335 reviews

Richard Petty Driving Experience

Reviewed By 738DavidD738 - Bagram, Afghanistan

I am not a big NASCAR fan, but this place is pretty awesome! To consider the skill of driving at such speeds and the engineering and mechanics required to keep it relatively safe, it sure earns my respect.
I know people have their favorite drivers but remember this is the King himself - King Richard!!!!

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