If you are eighteen or older, you can visit the Anheuser-Busch Jacksonville Brewery.  There you can take either the guided or self-guided tour, which brings you through the beer-making process from brew to bottle.  And, as you might have guessed, the tour ends with some freebie drinks. 

If spending your day inside a beer factory isn’t your idea of a vacation, then perhaps the Alexander Brest Museum is more of what you are looking for.  The museum boasts the finest collection of ivory from the early 17th to the late 19th century.  And you can’t be the cost: it’s free.

A short walk away from the museum is the Kona Statepark.  If you’ve never watched extreme athletes up close before, now is your chance.  When you’ve had enough of watching skateboarders do rail slides and toe grabs, head over to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.  Tour the peaceful garden and the museum.

Finish your day by stopping by the Museum of Science and History, the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, and the Jacksonville Zoo.  You can do each one of these things in under an hour, but you’ll probably want to leave more time for the zoo and the modern art museum.  Jacksonville’s sprawl will also make it difficult to do this much in one day, and so spreading your activities out over a couple of days is advisable.

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