Daytona Beach is a city on Florida's Atlantic coast. It's known for Daytona International Speedway, which hosts
February's iconic Daytona 500 NASCAR race. The beach has hard-packed sand where driving is permitted in
designated areas. Near the boardwalk's rides and arcades, Daytona Beach Bandshell stages free summer concerts.
Steps from the beach, Daytona Lagoon water park offers go-karts, laser tag and waterslides.
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway is a race track in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. Since opening in 1959,
it has been the home of the Daytona 500, the most prestigious race in NASCAR. In addition to NASCAR, the track
also hosts races of ARCA, AMA Superbike, USCC, SCCA, and Motocross. The track features multiple layouts
including the primary 2.5 miles high speed tri-oval, a 3.56 miles sports car course, a 2.95 miles motorcycle
course, and a .25 miles karting and motorcycle flat-track. The track's 180-acre infield includes the 29-acre
Lake Lloyd, which has hosted powerboat racing. The speedway is owned and operated by International Speedway
Daytona Lagoon Water Park
Twisty, turvey turns, over 1 million gallons of rushing water, exciting speed slides and attentive guards. The
basic ingredients for a FUN and SAFE experience await you at Daytona Lagoon! We feature 12 water rides, a giant
wave pool and lazy river - as well as Kraken's Conquest, an exciting, fast-paced 4-lane racer slide. The family
entertainment center includes Grand Prix go-kart racing, miniature golf, laser tag, rock wall, island hopper,
and LARGEST arcade in Daytona Beach!
Museum of Arts and Sciences
The Museum of Arts & Sciences is a not-for-profit educational institution founded in 1955 and chartered by
the State of Florida in 1962. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is an
affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of
State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the
County of Volusia. In 1977, art historian Gary Russell Libby was hired as the Executive Director of the Museum
of Arts and Sciences which became accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and a Smithsonian Affiliate
under Libby's leadership. The Museum grew from one location of 7,000 sq. ft. to 120,000 sq. ft. with three
different locations. During his time as director, Libby organized and led the first international museum travel
program in Florida. This annual program introduced cultural treasures in Mexico, Central America, South America,
Europe, Scandinavia, North and Equatorial Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia to thousands of central
Floridians who attended these interpreted educational and cultural expeditions.At his 2002 retirement, The
Trustees of the Museum of Arts and Sciences named Libby as the first Director Emeritus and named the Lobby of
the Museum as the "Gary R. Libby Entry Court."