Highest-rated specialty museums in Florida, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2022
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Highest-rated specialty museums in Florida, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in Florida on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#30. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,442 reviews)
- Address: 4931 S Peninsula Dr, Ponce Inlet, FL 32127-7301
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#29. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,605 reviews)
- Address: 3075 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-3111
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#28. St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,209 reviews)
- Address: 12 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3650
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#27. American Police Hall of Fame

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (245 reviews)
- Address: 6350 Horizon Dr, Titusville, FL 32780-8002
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#26. The House of Refuge Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (261 reviews)
- Address: 301 SE Macarthur Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-4908
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#25. Replay Amusement Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (144 reviews)
- Address: 119 Tarpon Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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#24. Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (531 reviews)
- Address: 13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, FL 34473-3970
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#23. Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (772 reviews)
- Address: not available
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#22. Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,862 reviews)
- Address: 200 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040-6516
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#21. Tallahassee Antique Car Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (555 reviews)
- Address: 6800 Mahan Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32308-1402
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#20. Parker Brothers Concepts

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (122 reviews)
- Address: 730 Mullet Rd, Port Canaveral, FL 32920-4504
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#19. Manatee Lagoon

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (468 reviews)
- Address: 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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#18. Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA)

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (362 reviews)
- Address: 481 S Federal Hwy 2nd Floor, Dania Beach, FL 33004-4160
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#17. Ideal Classic Cars Museum & Showroom

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (176 reviews)
- Address: 2224 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5049
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#16. Museum of Military History

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (320 reviews)
- Address: 5210 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746-5346
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#15. Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (294 reviews)
- Address: 4820 Leonard St, Cape Coral, FL 33904-9151
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#14. Bonnet House Museum and Gardens

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,672 reviews)
- Address: 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3326
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#13. McLarty Treasure Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (440 reviews)
- Address: 13180 North A1A Sebastian Inlet State Park, Vero Beach, FL 32963
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#12. The Dinosaur Store

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (479 reviews)
- Address: 250 W Cocoa Beach Cswy, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931-3530
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#11. Elliott Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (565 reviews)
- Address: 825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996-1626
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#10. U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (249 reviews)
- Address: 191 Museum Cir, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-4000
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#9. Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,478 reviews)
- Address: 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480-4065
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#8. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (7,000 reviews)
- Address: 3251 S Miami Ave Miami, Florida 33129, Miami, FL 33129-2831
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#7. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,088 reviews)
- Address: 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach, FL 33446-2305
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#6. Revs Institute

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (664 reviews)
- Address: 2500 Horseshoe Dr S, Naples, FL 34104-6119
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#5. Museum of the Everglades

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (363 reviews)
- Address: 105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL 34139
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#4. NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20,466 reviews)
- Address: Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32899
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#3. The Dali Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (8,229 reviews)
- Address: One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4901
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#2. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (20,072 reviews)
- Address: 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040-7473
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#1. The Ringling

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (7,108 reviews)
- Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243-2161
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