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Panama City Beach Local Attractions


Family Attractions

For more information select links to local attractions in the Panama City Beach area.  Of course the greatest attraction is the beach but for those of you who can't sit still, Panama City Beach has so much more to do for families.


Emerald Falls Family Fun Center (within walking distance!) Get wet and wild on the
bumper boats or play 18 or 36 holes of Fantasy Mini Golf. Kids will have a blast at Kids Kingdom, the Kiddy Go-Karts and Krazy Bumper Karts. The Alien Arcade is filled with hundreds of the latest games. The Max Flight Simulator takes you 360 degrees on the roller coaster of the future.


Enjoy altitude with an attitude! Thrill to go-kart racing on any one of three tracks, including The Vortex, the original four-story wooden track or the Formula II Track with fast, 9 horsepower fun! Double your fun by riding double in one go-kart. The Max Flight Simulator takes you 360 degrees on the rollercoaster of the future!


Kids will have a blast on the five rides at Kids Kingdom or on the Kiddie Go-Carts. Conveniently located right next to the beach, Emerald Falls is a perfect way to thrill the day away. 8602 Thomas Dr. Panama City Beach, FL 32408 850-234-1049


Zoo World Zoological & Botanical Conservatory is home to over 260 animals including exotic and endangered species and offers everyone the opportunity to view many animals up close in a lush tropical setting. Educational opportunities for the whole family are provided by our informational signs and animal shows. 9008 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach - (850) 230-1243


Shipwreck Island is Panama City Beach’s only water park and includes thrill rides, family rides and a tadpole hole with plenty to do for the little ones. Water Park Rides include Tree Top Drop, Pirates Plunge, Raging Rapids, White Knuckle River, The Great Shipwreck, Zoom Flume, Ocean Motion Wave Pool, Raging Rapids, Skull Island & more. 12201 Hutchison Boulevard, Panama City Bch - (850) 234-3333


WonderWorks™ is an amazing Panama City Beach attraction where scientific principles and fun come together to provide an unrivaled educational experience. The laws of nature and probability interact with human skills and perceptions to create some of the most mind boggling, head scratching virtual challenges, mental challenges and physical challenges. Compete with yourself or friends in this unusual which has the largest interactive game facility and scientific displays anywhere. Over 100 exhibits
and challenges await the eager participant. WonderWorks™ is a four-story interactive fun lab housed in an eye-catching upside down building cradled at the “PCB Pointe,” where Middle Beach, Front Beach Roads and North Thomas Drive intersect – across from Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Museum.  9910 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach, FL 32407  850-329-078


Race City - Experience the thrills of 6 unique Go Kart tracks, play in the areas only Black light indoor Mini Golf, or get spooked in Panama City Beach's only Haunted
House! With lots of other great family friendly entertainment including a full indoor arcade with prizes, bumper boats, and an awesome Sky Coaster 9523 Front Beach Rd Panama City Beach, FL 32407 850-234-1588


 Dog Friendly Park - Beside Pier Park, website has other dog friendly resources for the area.

Panama City Beach Vacation Rental Gulf View Beach House

Arial view of our stretch of beach and the turquoise water of the Gulf!


Ripley’s Believe it or Not is more than just a museum of the strange and the unusual, but a collection of oddities housed in what appears to be a sinking ship, the S.S. Ripley. 4D moving theatre & museum. 9907 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach - (850) 230-6113


St. Andrews State Park - Well-known for its sugar white sands and emerald green waters, this former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy swimming,
snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing. Two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp provide ample fishing opportunities for anglers. Two nature trails wind through a rich diversity of coastal plant communities - a splendid opportunity for bird-watching. Those wanting to relax can sunbathe on the beach or enjoy a leisurely lunch under the shade of a picnic pavilion.  A concession offers snacks, souvenirs, and fishing amenities. Shell Island Boat Tours are available during the spring and summer.   - 4607 Park Boulevard, Panama City - (850) 233-5140


Gulf World Marine Park - Daily live shows featuring dolphins, sea lions, reptiles and tropical birds. The Park offers the opportunity to swim with the Dolphins!  Explore exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators, sea turtles, iguana and
more.   - 15412 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach - (850) 234-5271


Coconut Creek Family Fun Park with its tropical island theme is complete with cascading waterfalls and a lake with native fish, two, 18-hole Mini–Golf courses and the Gran Maze. The Gran Maze, a giant labyrinth about the size of a football field, is the first of its kind in America. Sometimes called the Human Maze, the Gran Maze, offers unique and fun challenges. 9807 Front Beach Rd Panama City Beach, FL 32407 850-234-2625


More attraction options - Here's a link to a listing of things to do, contact information and
addresses.  Roller skating, bowling, bungee jumping, museums, bingo,
nightlife, movie theaters, live theater.


Adult Attractions

 Panama City Beach Winery - Home of Citrus, Berry and Fruit Wines.  A family-owned
and operated wine retailer and gift shop located right in the center of Panama City Beach, less than a block from the world's most beautiful beaches 8730 Thomas Dr, Suite 1103B Panama City Beach, FL 32408 850-233-5950 


 Ebro Greyhound Park and Poker Room - offers poker, greyhound racing, parimutuel wagering, fine dining and is located only minutes from Panama City Beach