About Madison S
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Sep 2014
Hello! I'm Maddie- a native NYer whose Wanderlust has taken her abroad again and again. Having lived in six countries, and visiting others for school, work, leisure, and sport, I've adopted many localities, and am an admirer of a great many more. An avid scholar of language and culture, I hope to keep expanding my travel repertoire, and sharing great stories with the rest of the travel community. To give you some background on my travels, I spent months each year since childhood in Old Montreal, where part of my family lives. Summers were spent visiting folks in Ft. Lauderdale and L.A. My first big trip outside of the US on my own was to Australia & New Zealand at 12- I caught the bug early! I then moved to Japan where I studied for part of high school & uni. I am very familiar with Japanese cities, Sapporo and Osaka especially. Some of my favourite travel destinations include Goreme, Dubai, Marrakech, and Queenstown. (Plans for 2015 include China & Uganda!) Nice to meet you!
Children's Museums, Science Museums, Movie Theatres
Historic Sites, History Museums
Points of Interest & Landmarks, History Museums, Historic Sites
Sharks, turtles, and bats, oh my! With hundreds of interactive exhibits to explore, the Museum of Discovery and Science invites visitors to feel what real gale-force winds are like in the Storm Center, take a short ride on an Everglades Airboat Adventure, dig for fossils and learn about prehistoric creatures, or visit the resident river otters in their on-site habitat. There's something for every child's interest, from the FA-18 Mars cockpit simulator to the immersive IMAX 3D adventure films.
The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale has an imaginative series of rotating exhibitions for visitors to enjoy, focusing on both historic and contemporary art. Its permanent collections include one of the most impressive selections of CoBrA art in the United States, as well as one of the largest compendiums of works by William Glackens.
The collections on display in the Museum of Contemporary Art connect modern art to historic influences and significance, cultural and otherwise. The museum's installations and exhibitions take a fresh approach to visual assembly and seek to engage visitors in an innovative way.
Located near Fort Lauderdale Beach, this 35-acre historic home of artists Clay Bartlett and wife Evelyn is a moment preserved in time. Sporting its original early-1900s furnishings and layout, the home is resplendent with historic charm, from the tropical gardens and lily ponds of the grounds to the art studios (still hung with the owner's work) and sitting rooms themselves. The grounds have an outer trolley to travel by, and ample wildlife on hand to keep an eye out for while you do: swans, iguanas, and even the occasional monkey.
Located on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is an educationally enriching experience. In fact, 'Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki' means 'a place to learn' in the language of the land's original inhabitants. Here, you can explore the history and culture of the Seminole Indians and hike along one of the Museum's nature trails to a model village, complete with traditional homes and cultural dress.
The Old Dillard Museum is located inside a historic school house, where permanent and rotating exhibitions highlight the past and current cultural contributions of Broward County's African-American community. The museum has an extensive Library Resource Room, hosts a number a festivals, and has myriad original artifacts and photographs documenting African-American, Caribbean, and Native American life and history in the area.
Imagine you are in a 1920s Packard car showroom. That's what you'll get at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum. Lining the vintage sign-festooned walls are more than 20 Packard motor cars on display, ranging in style from the 1900s to the 1940s - from a golfer's Roadster to a doctor's Coupe, complete with a space for his medical bag.
The Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum pays homage to those who have spent (and given) their lives providing aid and rescue during disasters. The museum is especially great for children, offering child-size uniforms to try on, as well as instructional fire-safety talk - all free of charge.
Take a tour through history at Old Fort Lauderdale Village & Museum. Here you can visit three historic buildings: the New River Inn (a hotel opened in 1905 and the oldest building still standing in Broward County), the King-Cromartie House (a pioneer house museum, circa 1907), and a recreated 1890s School House.
The International Swimming Hall of Fame has been operating in Fort Lauderdale since 1964. It details the personal accounts and international records set by history's greatest swimming legends, using memorabilia, photographs, and film to bring these great stories to life.
Located in the only remaining building of the Naval Air Station of Fort Lauderdale, this museum is a must-see for those interested in WWII, and in aviation in general. With numerous model aircrafts on display, and one of few remaining instrument flight trainers, the Naval Air Station Museum offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in aviation history, including the tale of Flight 19 - which was lost in the Bermuda Triangle - through memorabilia and artifacts. There is also a model trainee's room from the Air Station's time of operation, still set up to visit.