Some fun activities in Pensacola, Florida, include the Gulf Breeze Zoo, the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Florida's Gulfarium, Fort Pickens and Historic Pensacola Village. The Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, along with the Butterfly House, are some other fun and interesting things to do. Other fun activities in Pensacola include fishing, scuba diving and visiting its historic downtown
The National Museum of Naval Aviation is one of Pensacola's most popular attractions. It is one of the largest air and space museums in the world. The museum offers IMAX movies, motion-based simulator rides and guided tours of the museum. The Gulf Breeze Zoo in Pensacola offers a walking path and petting zoo, a raised walkway through a free range area and a train ride on a restored locomotive.
The Pensacola Lighthouse was established in 1859. Visitors can climb the 177 lighthouse stairs, provided they wear proper shoes, and view Pensacola Pass from the top of the tower. This pass is where the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Bay meet. Visitors can pay extra to watch the Blue Angels practice from atop the lighthouse catwalk. The lighthouse keeper's quarters, which were built in 1869, is home to a museum and gift shop.