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The following is a list of Beachside, Historic and Motorsports activities

 

Daytona BeachActivities

 
RONI'S GO AND DO SHUTTLE BUS TOURS
WITH STEP ON GUIDE SERVICE

Call for times & days of tours. Reservations & payments are required 24 hours in advance for all tours. Evening Pub & Grub Crawls, wine-tasting and additional tours are available 386-290-3998 We also provide shuttle van service to attractions, restaurants and bars

DAYTONA BEACH SCENIC SIGHTSEEING TOUR $25 pp Your guide will bring to life the colorful history of the Daytona Beach area. Learn about celebrity residents & visitors, film locations, popular sites & hidden treasures. This tour will introduce you to highlights of all there is to go and do, plus what current events are going on right now!

ORMOND BEACH & SCENIC SIGHTSEEING TOUR $25 pp Your guide will tell you all the rich history of the Ormond Beach area and all the famous people like John D. Rockefeller, Astor's and Vanderbilt's and Henry Flagler's who once owned winter homes in Ormond Beach. This beautiful upscale area is also the original 'Birth Place of Speed. This tour will introduce you to highlights of all there is to go and do, plus what current events are going on right now!

PONCE INLET SCENIC SIGHT SEEING TOUR $25 pp Your guide will tell you about the history of the beautiful little fishing village called Ponce Inlet with million dollar homes and breath taking views. See the tallest light house in Florida built in 1887. Learn about the pirates and the smugglers that once roamed the shores of Ponce Inlet. This tour will introduce you to highlights of all there is to go and do, plus current events are going on right now!

LUNCH & HISTORY OF RACING TOUR $25.00 pp See where stock car racing in Daytona Beach first started! Our first pit stop will be for lunch at Racing's North Turn Restaurant the exact location where stock car racing started on the beach in 1936. After that we will take you to key locations that are part of Daytona's Beach's race history. This tour will introduce you to highlights of all there is to go and do, plus what current events are going on right now! (Lunch not included in price of tour).

HISTORY OF BIKE WEEK® & BIKETORBERFEST TOUR $25.00 pp See and hear about the history of Bike Week® and Biketoberfest®. You will see where all the action takes place. You don't have to ride your motorcycle for this tour! Just sit back relax and have a few drinks at some of the famous biker bars along the way! This tour will introduce you to highlights of all there is to go and do, plus what current events are going on right now! (Drinks not included in admission price of tour).
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StarLite Cruises

  

While visiting Daytona Beach have lunch or dinner on Daytona's newest attraction the StarLite Princess, Authentic Paddlewheeler sailing the calm waters of the Halifax River. We can host groups up to 230 people. StarLite Dining Cruises offer a fine dining experience featuring full sit-down service with a choice of several taste tempting entrees prepared fresh to order.  In addition to evening dinner dance cruises, offering a selection of afternoon itineraries with options including Sunday afternoon Dixieland Jazz cruise.  StarLite offers great cruises at an exceptional value.  We sail on smooth inland waters, and depending on the cruise you select, you will enjoy a narrated sightseeing cruise or entertainment for listening and dancing, featuring our talented professional entertainers and musicians. Call for reservations and more information 386-562-5550 or 800-444-4814 check us out at www.StarLiteCruises.com.
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Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory

  

This fascinating chocolate factory is known for high quality, handmade chocolates made fresh every day. Take a free, guided 30-minute tour through the chocolate-making process and learn what makes their chocolate creations so good! Tours begin at 10: a.m. - 11 a.m. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed Sunday.

  

154 S. Beach Street

  

(386) 252-6531

  

www.angellandphelps.com

  

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Congo River Golf & Exploration Co.

  

18-hole miniature golf course with waterfalls, streams, mountainous terrain and a live alligator exhibit. Video arcade. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Fri. & Sat. until midnight.

  

2100 S. Atlantic Avenue

  

(386) 258-6808

  

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Daytona Lagoon

  

This family-focused facility offers fun for all ages. The family entertainment center offers Grand Prix go-kart racing, three miniature golf courses, laser tag, a carousel, high-ball city indoor play structure, and one of the largest arcades in Daytona Beach. The water park has over 10 water slides, a 500,000 gallon wave pool, a tubing river and a water play structure complete with slides and a 1,000 gallon dumping bucket! The facility also boasts a full-service snack bar and sports bar to round out the offerings. The family entertainment center and all dry activities are open every day except Christmas Day. Open Sunday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - Midnight. The water park is open daily from March to October.

  

601 Earl St.

  

(386) 254-5020

  

daytonalagoon.com

  

fun@daytonalagoon.com

  

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Ducer Cruzer Bike & SK8

  

Rent bicycles by the day or the week, with free delivery to local hotels. Children's bikes and bike strollers are available, as well as bicycle and skateboard sales. Group rates are available.

  

137 Sunrise Blvd.

  

(386) 238-3808

  

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Fisherman's Landing - Miniature Golf

  

Enjoy the gift shop, and then challenge yourself with two 18-hole courses, surrounded by lush landscaping and within a mile of the beach. Opens daily at 10 a.m.

  

500 E. 3rd Ave.

  

(386) 426-8515

  

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Haunts of the World's Most Famous Beach Ghost Tours

  

An entertaining journey blending history, scientific data and haunting tales. Tours are available seven nights a week starting at 7:30 pm. and leave from northwest corner of Main Street and Peninsula Drive. Call for reservations.

  

1202 Denise Terrace.

  

(386) 253-6034

  

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HawaiianFalls Golf

  

Two beautifully landscaped Hawaiian-themed miniature golf courses. Open daily 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

  

2504 S. Atlantic Ave.

  

(386) 767-7671

  

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His Helicopter Service

  

For a view to remember, take a helicopter tour over Daytona Beach's beautiful coastline and world-famous super speedway. Aerial tours are also available for downtown DeLand and St. Johns River Country state parks. Located at the DeLandAirport. Call for reservations.

  

917 Biscayne Blvd. Hanger #7

  

(386) 801-1234

  

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Main Street Pier Fishing

  

Experience ocean fishing, right off the pier. Rod, reel rentals and bait available. Open daily at 6 a.m. Visit us at: daytonapier.com.

  

The pier also features a restaurant, gondola sky ride and revolving space needle.

  

1200 Main St.

  

(386) 253-1212

  

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MarineScienceCenter

  

Take an environmental odyssey. Conservation, mangrove and whale exhibits. Live sea turtles. Artificial reef aquarium. Open Tues. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sun. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Admission.

  

100 Lighthouse Dr.

  

(386) 304-5545

  

www.marinesciencecenter.com

  

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MysticHarbor Miniature Golf

  

Features 18-hole miniature golf course. Go-kart race track. Open daily. Hours vary.

  

4114 S. Nova Rd.

  

Port Orange

  

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Ocean Walk 10 Movies

  

This venue offers 10 movies to choose from with stadium seating and digital sound. Visitors that using the parking garage receive three hours of free parking with validation of parking pass stubby movie theater box office.

  

250 N. Beach St.

  

(386) 238-5252

  

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Pirates Cove Adventure Golf

  

Two challenging 18-hole miniature golf courses. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  

226 Cardinal Dr.

  

(386) 676-9326

  

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Pirate's Island Mini Golf

  

18-hole miniature golf course. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

  

3420 S. Atlantic Ave.

  

(386) 767-9397

  

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Planetarium @ the Museum of Arts & Sciences

  

Call for show schedule.

  

1040 Museum Blvd.

  

(386)255-0285

  

www.moas.org

  

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Teauila's Hawaii

  

Teauila's Hawaii, world famous dinner Show Theater is very proud to be Daytona's longest running dinner show. The sights & sounds of Hawaii come alive on stage nightly in their beautiful Hawaiian themed dinner theater located at the Hawaiian Inn. HULA DANCERS in beautiful Island costumes, Island Musicians, Audience participation, COMEDY, and an Amazing FIRE KNIFE DANCE finale, all combined with high tech lighting, sound and special effects to make this night out an event that your entire family will enjoy. The newly refurbished showroom now boasts the only Active INDOOR VOLCANO in the area. A must see for locals and tourists alike.

  

2301 S. Atlantic Ave.

  

(386) 255-5411 ext. 186

  

www.teauilashawaii.com

 



 

Historic Venues

  

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Birthplace of SpeedPark

  

This oceanfront park commemorates the first automobile race held on the adjacent beach in 1903. Picnic area. Restrooms. Dune walkover. Open daily sunrise to sunset. Great photography opportunities.

  

Picnic area and restrooms.

  

Atlantic Ave. and Granada Blvd. (SR 40) beach approach

  

(386) 676-3216

  

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BulowPlantationRuinsState Historic Site

  

Marvel at the former "Bulow Ville" plantation, founded in 1821 and destroyed in the Seminole Indian War. The park includes sugar mill ruins, nature trails, picnic facilities and an open-air museum.

  

Open daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  

Old Dixie Highway

  

(386) 517-2084

  

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DeBary Hall Historic Site

  

Built as a hunting retreat by wealthy steamboat line owner Frederick DeBary in 1871, the restored mansion offers interpretive exhibits providing a glimpse of early Florida lifestyle. Open Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.

  

210 Sunrise Blvd.

  

(386) 688-3840

  

www.echotourism.com/debaryhall

  

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Dummett Sugar Mill Ruins

  

Located on what was known as the Dummett Plantation, these ruins are what are believed to be the first steam-powered sugar mill in Florida.

  

Old Dixie Highway

  

(386) 676-4050

  

www.floridastateparks.org

  

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Freemanville Historic Site

  

A state historic marker was unveiled in February 2003 recognizing this historical community settled by freed slaves after the Civil War in 1867.

  

3431 Ridgewood Ave.

  

(386) 756-5201

  

www.port-orange.org/living/history2V.php

  

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Gamble Place on Spruce Creek

  

Developed and restored by the Museum of Arts and Sciences, in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy and the City of Port Orange, this fascinating 175-acre park with trails, covers five different ecosystems and features several historic buildings: James Gamble's 1907 hunting and fishing retreat, a caretaker's cottage, citrus packing shed and a charming replica of the Snow White and the Seven Dwarves cottage, complete with dwarves mine shaft and a witch's "tree stump" home. Call for tour times.

  

1819 Taylor Rd.

  

(386) 255-0285 ext. 18

  

www.moas.org

  

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Haunts of the World's Most Famous Beach Ghost Tours

  

An entertaining journey blending history, scientific data and haunting tales. Tours are available seven nights a week starting at 7:30 pm. and leave from northwest corner of Main Street and Peninsula Drive. Call for reservations.

  

1202 Deneece Terrace.

  

(386) 253-6034

  

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Henry A. DeLand House

  

This home was built in 1886 on land owned by Henry A. DeLand, the founding father of DeLand. It was restored and decorated with period furnishings, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia.

  

Open Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 4 p.m.

  

137 W. Michigan Ave.

  

(386) 740=6813

  

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Howard Thurman Home

  

This structure was once the childhood home of Dr. Howard Thurman, who created, taught and wrote about the action-oriented nonviolence championed by Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. Tours are available by appointment only.

  

614 Whitehall St.

  

(386) 258-7514

  

www.stetson.edu

  

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Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Statue

  

Relive history in this minor league baseball park where ground-breaking African-American baseball player Jackie Robinson played in the first integrated Major League Baseball spring training game in 1946. The ballpark features a statue of Robinson, historical markers and a museum. Group tours are available by appointment.

  

Open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  

105 E. Orange Ave.

  

(386) 257-3172

  

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MacDonald House

  

Now home to the Ormond Beach Historical Trust, this facility offers a 20-minute video presentation and other exhibits chronicling the rich history of Ormond Beach. Historic two-hour trolley tours take visitors to see more than 30 historical sites, including the Fairchild Oak and the Three Chimneys plantation ruins. Tour reservations are required. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  

38 E. Granada Blvd.

  

(386) 677-7005

  

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Mary McLeod Bethune Home & Gravesite

  

From the Bethune-CookmanCollege, Bethune Foundation

  

This National Historic Landmark is the former home of civil rights leader, educator and founder of Bethune-CookmanCollege, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. Filled with fascinating artifacts and photos of famous visitors and U.S. presidents, the facility, which is situated on the scenic grounds of Bethune-CookmanCollege, offers guided tours by appointment only.

  

640 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.

  

(386) 481-2200

  

www.bethune.cookman.edu

  

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OldStoneWharf

  

The center of colony life in the 1770's. The ruins are best viewed at low tide.

  

S. Riverside Dr. and Clinch St.

  

(386) 478-0052

  

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Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts

  

This facility features exhibits depicting the lifestyle of early settlers, Florida crafts and guided tours. Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  

1776 Lightfoot Lane

  

(386) 749-2959

  

www.driveflorida.com/pioneersettlement

  

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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

  

Completed in 1887 and the tallest lighthouse in Florida, this majestic facility stretches 175 feet into the sky. The surrounding grounds feature historical and nautical museum featuring a Fresnel Lens exhibit, artifacts on lighthouse life, shipwrecks, a gift shop and more. Ft. shop. Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., with extended summertime hours.

  

4931 S. Peninsula Dr.

  

(386) 761-1821

  

www.ponceinlet.org

  

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Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens

  

Enjoy these English sugar mill ruins surrounded by lush botanical gardens and a rare human sundial. Around every corner there are huge dinosaur statues, remnants of a 1960's amusement park. Open daily from dawn to dusk.

  

950 Old Sugar Mill Rd.

  

(386) 767-1735

  

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Sugar Mill Ruins

  

Mystery surrounds the origin of this site, but most historians agree that sugar cane planters built the original structure. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

  

Mission Dr. off SR 44

  

(386) 478-0052

  

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The Casements

  

Former winter home of millionaire and philanthropist John D. Rockafeller, this facility features the Rockafeller Period Room and other exhibits. Free tours are offered Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  

25 Riverside Dr.

  

(386) 676-3216

  

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The Fairchild Oak

  

This centuries old tree is one of the largest Live Oaks in the southern U.S.

  

Located

  

BulowCreekState Park

  

Old Dixie Highway north of Ormond Beach

  

(386) 676-4050

  

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Tomoka Mounds and Middens

  

Located in the TomokaState Park

  

This archaeological site is a large complex of burial mounds and shell Middens that comprise one of the earliest Native American settlements on the Central East Coast of Florida.

  

2099 N. Beach St.

  

(386) 676-4050

  

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Turnbull Ruins/Old Fort Park

  

Embedded in an Indian shell mound, the origins of this coquina ruin remain a mystery. Many believe the Turnbull Colony, which arrived in 1767, built it. Open daily, 24 hours.

  

Washington St. and N. Riverside Dr.

  

(386) 478-0052

  

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Turtle Mound

  

Containing 33,000 cubic yards of oyster shell, this prehistoric mound covers two acres and is nearly 50 feet high. Timucan Indians are credited with its construction. Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

  

7611 S. Atlantic Ave.

  

(386) 428-3384 ext. 10

 

 

Motorsports

  

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Birthplace of SpeedPark

  

This oceanfront park commemorates the first automobile race held on the adjacent beach in 1903. Picnic area. Restrooms. Dune walkover. Open daily sunrise to sunset.

  

Picnic area and restrooms.

  

Atlantic Ave. and Granada Blvd. (SR 40) beach approach

  

(386) 676-3216

  

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Daytona International Speedway

  

Motorsports events and races -- including stock car, sports car, and motorcycle and go carting-- are scheduled throughout the year.

  

DAYTONA USA, the Speedway's year-round Motorsports attraction, is open daily with educational 30-minute track tours available.

  

1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.

  

(386) 253-RACE (7223)

  

www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

  

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DAYTONA USA

  

DAYTONA USA is a 60,000-square-foot interactive Motorsports attraction that is the world-class showplace to soak in the history of America's fastest sport! From the heart-pounding thunder of bumper-to-bumper competition on the historic high banks of Daytona International Speedway, to the high octane thrills and spills of high-tech motion simulators - catch all the energy and non-stop excitement of DAYTONA USA, The Ultimate Motorsports Attraction.

  

Hands on interactive shows and attractions allow several hours of Motorsports excitement. Activities include: Speed Channel's "You Call the Race," where guests play TV announcer and "call" a major Daytona race finish; EA Sports "NASCAR Thunder" allows participants to use computer technology to drive a stock car on the high banks of Daytona; and Heroes of the Track, an opportunity to question one of your favorite NASCAR drivers using DVD technology.

  

Hold on to your seats and prepare to experience the towering, larger-than-life magic of IMAX 3D technology in the Pepsi IMAX Theatre. Featuring "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience" and the award-winning "DAYTONA 500 Movie" on a four story high screen. These films are action packed, featuring up-close and in-your-face styles of production that puts the viewer right in the middle of NASCAR's action!

  

Visitors exploring the attraction discover first-hand the universal appeal of Motorsports. Examine the design features of a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup stock car at DuPont's Technology of Speed, in which Jeff Gordon's car actually comes apart in front of your eyes! Come face-to-face with the famous 31-degree banked turns of Daytona International Speedway at the High banks of Daytona section complete with three full-sized stock cars and a Craftsman truck series vehicle on this 4-story wall of pavement. Take a trip back in time, as you walk through a life-size time line of racing in Daytona and NASCAR's beginnings in the Goodyear Heritage of Daytona exhibit.

  

Make sure that you don't miss out on the entire ride along excitement on the various simulators allowing fans to see what it's really like behind the wheel! Take a fantasy ride in Toyota Tundra's Thunder Road. This two-seat full motion simulator allows riders to experience the thrill of racing in a Toyota Tundra and includes a 360-degree flip! Daytona Dream Laps is an iWERKS motion simulator ride based on NASCAR's premier race, the Daytona 500. The ride seats 32 guests for a full-range motion experience of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series racing at Daytona International Speedway. Or try your hand at Acceleration Alley where guests are put in the driver's seat where they buckle up and accelerate to over 200 mph in 80-percent scale NASCAR simulators that combine motion, video projection and sound for the ultimate head-to-head racing experience.

  

Whatever your need for speed, DAYTONA USA is the world-class showplace to soak in America's fastest sport!

  

1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.

  

(386) 947-6800

  

daytonausa.com

  

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Motorsports

  

Go-KartCity

  

Race replica stock car-like go-karts at Florida's second-largest track. Enjoy the video game arcade, miniature golf, driving range and batting cages. Open daily, with varying hours.

  

4114 S. Nova Rd.

  

(386) 761-2882

  

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New SmyrnaSpeedway

  

Catch the racing thrills at Florida's fastest short-track, offering southern-style racing every Saturday night, mid-March - November. Gates open at 6 p.m.

  

State Rd 44 4 miles west of I-95

  

386-427-4129

  

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Richard Petty Driving Experience

  

Experience Daytona International Speedway's 2.5 mile track at speeds of more than 150 mph! Prices include a 30-minute track tour and admission to DAYTONA USA. No reservations required for the "Ride Along" program. Please call ahead for available dates and rates.

  

1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.

  

(800) BE-PETTY

  

www.daytonausa.com

  

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SpeedPark Motorsports

  

This Motorsports complex offers three racetracks and more than 100 karts, including rookie karts for drivers fewer than 50 inches tall. Test your nerves in special dragsters that go from 0-75 mph in just seconds! Enjoy redemption, skill and driver arcade games.

  

Open daily at 10 a.m.

  

201 Fentress Blvd.

  

(386) 253-3278

  

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VolusiaSpeedwayPark

  

Come experience Saturday night dirt track racing, as well as oval go-kart racing on clay. The pits and grandstands open at 5 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

  

1500 State Road 40

  

386-985-4402

 
































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