AMUSEMENT PARKS & ATTRACTIONS IN PANAMA CITY BEACH

Welcome Panama City Beach, Florida Amusement Parks and Attractions information page! Panama City Beach and the other local areas to this city offers some of the finest activities and entertainment in the area and we've listed just a few of the local area attractions below. Family vacations should include things to do that parents and children can do together, as well as, adult entertainment.

Shipwreck Island Water Park

Shipwreck Island is Panama City Beach Florida's ONLY Water Park and is a great value for thrill seekers, adults, children and everyone in between! This tropical themed water park is filled with attractions, food and beverage outlets to bring smiles to everyone's faces. The twenty-acre park features lush landscaping, a professionally trained aquatics staff, and is one of the most hospitable attractions in all of North Florida located at 12000 Front Beach Road.

Ripley's "Believe It Or Not!"

Twelve different themed galleries including genuine artifacts collected by Robert Ripley around the world. Human and animal oddities. Exotic primitive items, including authentic shrunken heads and cannibal skulls, and a fascinating array of the most unusual and weird stuff in all of Panama City Beach. Don't forget to check out the 4D Moving Theater and Laser Race and make a day of it. There's something here for everyone, located at 9907 Front Beach Road, children under 6 are FREE!

St. Andrews State Park

This former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beach 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 stand offers snacks, souvenirs, and fishing amenities. Shell Island Boat Tours are available during the spring and summer.

Cobra Adventure Park

One of the many small, beach side amusement/entertainment parks, you'll find rides that include the Max Flight Simulator, billed as the "roller coaster of the future." and the Dragon Wagon, a steel-track, junior oval "kids only" roller coaster. You can also race go-karts on four levels at The Cobra, (double riding is available for kids,). Other entertainment at Cobra Adventure Park includes The Arcade, which contains all the latest in electronic games. New at Cobra Adventure Park is our 18 hole pirate mini course the Smuggler's Cove where you can have fun playing mini golf in our pirate themed course including pirate town, ship and gallows. Located at 9323 Front Beach Road and is a year round attraction.

Rock-It Lanes Family Bowling and Entertainment

If you're looking for the best entertainment on Panama City Beach, you've just found it. Where else can you find bowling, pool, an arcade, roller skating rink, and a sports bar grille all under one roof? Rock-It Lanes boasts the newest and best bowling lanes in Bay County and the only bowling center on the beach. You'll also find a 5,000 square foot arcade and redemption counter packed with a variety of the newest games to challenge the most avid of gamers as well as ole' favorites like Skee Ball. They offer over 130 games spaced throughout the building and includes games for all ages from Bop the Alligator to Virtual Reality Helmet Games aimed to challenge the most sophisticated player. Located at 513 Richard Jackson Boulevard in the Shoppes at Edgewater, you'll find them open 7 days a week all year round.

WonderWorks

WonderWorks Panama City Beach began as a Top Secret research laboratory on a remote island in the Bermuda Triangle. When you enter the building, everything will be upside-down, so in order to participate in the fun, you must be inverted. Step inside the inversion tunnel and be turned right side up to begin your journey. Once you are properly aligned for your adventure, family fun awaits with more than 100 hands on exhibits. Located at 9910 Front Beach Road, this is a year round attraction open every day, visit the website for hours and pricing.

Emerald Falls Family Recreation

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, and 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. 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! Go Extreme on our Extreme Rides the Vertical Accelerator and Sky Flyer. Kids will have a blast on the five rides at Kids Kingdom. Conveniently located at 8602 Thomas Drive, this park is open year round for family fun.

Coconut Creek Family Fun Park

Welcome to Coconut Creek Family Fun Park, a great place for children and adults. Our tropical island theme is complete with cascading waterfalls and a lake with native fish. The park's beautiful landscaping provides the perfect setting to enjoy our two, 18-hole Miniâ€"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, it offers unique and fun challenges. Open year round-spring, summer, fall, and winter they are located at 9807 Front Beach Road.

Gulf World

Welcome to Gulf World Marine Park, a place for the whole family to explore. Enjoy daily live shows featuring dolphins, sea lions, reptiles and tropical birds. Explore fascinating exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators, sea turtles, iguana and more. Your adventure begins here 365 days per year for the entire family. Located at 15412 Front Beach Road, visit their website for daily shows and attractions schedule.

SeaBreeze Winery

SeaBreeze Winery is the only working Winery on Panama City Beach. We are centrally located on the west end at 13201 Hutchison Blvd (Middle Beach Road). Open year round 7 days per week, SeaBreeze Winery holds FREE Wine Tastings daily. We also offer fun tours of our winemaking facility for you and your family to enjoy. Decide what wines you love, join their wine club and then enjoy the convenience of purchasing online for fast home delivery after you arrive home.

Shell Island Tours

Now in their 22nd BIG YEAR, Shell Island Boat Rentals & Island Wave runner Tours has operated successfully out of the same, convenient location, at Treasure Island Marina at 3605 Thomas Drive - Shell Island is just 10 minutes away! They consistently offer the largest fleet of new boats and wave runners in the area. Don't forget to ask about their Blue Dolphin tours and Island Time Sailing adventures! Open year round, reservations highly recommended. Shell Island is located within St. Andrews State Park and was ranked as "One of America's Amazing Beaches" by USA Today in 2012. Easily one of the area's most beautiful attractions with a seven-mile stretch of pristine undeveloped white-sand beach next to the glistening Gulf of Mexico waters you can spend a full day and still not see it all.

Sea Screamers Cruises

The Sea Screamer Cruise is an exciting way to experience the beauty of Panama City Beach. The spacious and comfortable twin turbo powered 73-foot boat offers a smooth yet thrilling ride, unlike any other. While taking in the beautiful scenery, tour throughout the Shell Island waters and near the State Park area jetties then go for a refreshing 10-mile ride alongside the world's most beautiful beaches and resorts. The fun captain and crew will exceed your expectations! Inquire about the dolphin and snorkeling trips and don't forget your camera! Open March to November, reservations are highly recommended.

Captain Anderson's Cruises

Captain Anderson's Marina is North Florida's premier water excursion facility. Half-Day and All-Day Deep Sea Fishing are available on 5 head boats and 25 private charter boats. Enjoy sightseeing cruises to Shell Island and Dolphin Excursions available throughout the spring, summer, and fall. The Lady Anderson offers several themes of Dinner Dance Cruises and our always popular Gospel Music Dinner Cruises. In addition to these fun-filled events, Capt. Anderson's Marina offers diving trips, a seafood market, gift shop, and two of the area's best known restaurantsservations are highly recommended . Located at 5550 North Lagoon Drive, reservations are highly recommended.

Tame the Duck Adventure Tours

You haven't experienced beautiful Panama City Beach until you've waddled aboard "The Duck", a fun filled amphibious vehicle that is sure to thrill you and your family! Are you afraid of the dark? There is more to this town than the sandy white beaches and fun in the sun. Murder, mayhem, and ghostly encounters. To the outsiders Panama City Beach appears to be a regular city, but when the gloomy shadows of the night float in the undead take over, things occur in this place that can't be explained by science. Duck Adventures presents Historical ghost tours of Panama City Beach. Check out their website to decide which tour is right for you! Open year round and located at 553 Richard Jackson Boulevard, this choice is sure to satisfy everyone.

Sea Dragon Pirate Cruises

Young or old, the pirate cruise has something for everyone! Cruise away into a fantasy world of swashbucklers, pirates, and working cannons on this 85' pirate ship. Frequent dolphin sightings are just part of the fun, and beware, you may be asked to fire a cannon or join in on a sword fight! Purchase drinks and food in the galley. Ye noble pirates of age can indulge in beer, wine, margaritas and rum punch! Cruises last two hours and are weather permitting. Located at 5325 North Lagoon Drive, visit their website for online reservations.

ZooWorld

Welcome to ZooWorld! Open to the public daily (except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day) ZooWorld is home to over 260 animals including exotic and endangered species. This facility 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. We invite you to experience ZooWorld where "fun is never endangered". Visit their website for seasonal hours and daily shows.

Slingshot & Indy Speedway

Frequently referred to as the world's "HOTTEST" new attraction, the SLING SHOT offers a unique high adrenaline experience that has taken the amusement market by storm. You know as you take your seat in the SLING SHOT this is no ordinary amusement ride as you are about to be catapulted vertically at over 100 miles per hour, reaching a height of 300 feet in the air. Located at 8762 Thomas Drive, this park is open year round for your enjoyment.

Man In The Sea Museum

The Man in the Sea Museum illustrates early attempts to work underwater through interpretive drawings, dioramas and written records. The large collection of rare diving equipment highlights man's success in developing ways to live in underwater habitats for weeks at a time, including the famous SEALAB-1, as used by the United States Navy (U.S.A.). We are using the past to build the future. Located at 17314 Panama City Beach Parkway, this museum is open year round.

Panhandle Helicopters

Panhandle Helicopter provides air tours from Panama City Beach and Destin. Tours vary depending on the amount of time you'd like to spend in the air viewing "the world's most beautiful beaches" from the best seat on the beach. Safety is our number one concern; our staff is highly trained and all aircraft are maintained according to the highest FAA standards. Our pilots are commercially rated and their only goal besides your safety is to leave you with a smile on your face. In Panama City Beach visit them at 15726 Front Beach Road and in Destin they can be found at 1001 Airport Road. Enjoy year round fun and remember to ask about ALL the tour options!

Airboat Adventures

Tours include the 45 minutes to 1 hour air boat ride and admission to the Gator Country Alligator Park. Open year round, you can find them in West Bay just off Hwy 79!