The exterior of the Stranahan House, which is one of the best museums in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.Fort Lauderdale is known for sand and surf, but there’s more to discover when visiting this Florida town. Located near downtown, The Link Hotel on Sunrise puts you near the top activities, attractions, and anything else you need to enjoy a memorable vacation. A great way to take a break from the sun is by visiting the best museums in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

A Checklist of Top Museums throughout Fort Lauderdale

A fun way to learn about the history of Fort Lauderdale is on a self-guided walking tour. However, if you’re looking for an indoor option, there are plenty of fascinating museums to choose from.

Museum of Discovery & Science

With more than 200 hands-on exhibits and a 3D IMAX Theater, there is no shortage of things to see when you visit the Museum of Discovery & Science. There is always something new to discover with both permanent and traveling exhibits when you visit this museum, which has more than 450,000 visitors each year.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Created in 1920 by artist Frederic Clay Bartlett as a gift for his then-wife, Bonnet House Museums & Gardens is now dedicated to both historic and environmental preservation as well as creative expression. Choose from a self-guided tour or let a knowledgeable guide show you around. 

NSU Art Museum

Since its doors opened in 1986, the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale has been a premier destination for exhibitions and programs that encompasses all parts of civilization’s visual history. With over 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, there is always something new to discover. 

History Fort Lauderdale

History Fort Lauderdale has been bringing stories of this diverse community to life for over five decades. Explore the grounds made up of three historic structures from 1905, a 1907 house museum, and a museum filled with changing and permanent exhibits to learn about the history of this town. 

Stranahan House

As Fort Lauderdale’s oldest surviving home, Stranahan House takes you back in time from the minute you walk through the doors. Built in 1901, this wood-frame vernacular structure with stunning views of the New River was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1984. Admission is by guided tour only, so be sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time. 

Learn Something New on Your Florida Getaway

After exploring the best museums in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, relax in this cozy hotel room.Sometimes the best part of a vacation is learning something new, and a great way to do that during your Fort Lauderdale vacation is by visiting the best museums in this Florida town. Sitting at the Sunrise Boulevard and North Federal Highway intersection, The Link Hotel on Sunrise is a great place to call home base.

We’ve combined modern designs and furnishings with comfort to provide guests with simple yet elegant rooms. Be sure to take advantage of our on-site amenities to make the most out of your stay. Call 754-701-1450 to learn more about our accommodations or booking your stay.