City of Delray Beach
Points of Interest
American Orchid Society Visitor Center and Botanical Garden
Located off Jog Road in Delray Beach
, FL, this garden specializes in Orchids and is the home to the American Orchid Society. Approximately 4,000 Sq. Ft. of greenhouses showcasing thousands of varieties of orchids, it has a fabulous 14 ft waterfall, and has activities and events year round, and open daily from 10:00 AM to 16:30 (4:30 PM) daily.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
The Essence of Japan in Florida ... Since its opening in 1977, The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida, with rotating exhibitions in its galleries, tea ceremonies performed monthly in its Seishin-an tea house, an educational outreach program with local schools and organizations, and Japanese traditional festivals celebrated for the public several times a year.
Roji-en Japanese Gardens (Garden of Drops of Dew)
The Roji-en Japanese Gardens located within Morikami offers a trip through time via Japanese-style gardens. Designed by Hoichi Kurisu, each of the six gardens located on 16 acres, reflects a different period of Japanese garden style. Included are Shinden Gardens of the Heian period, Paradise Gardens from the Kamakura and early Muromachi Periods, Early Rock Gardens from the early Muromachi Period, Late Rock Gardens of the Muromachi Period, Flat Gardens of the Edo Period, and Modern Romantic Gardens from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Delray Beach Public Library
The Ladies Improvement Association founded the Delray Beach Public Library
in 1913. In 1938 the Delray Beach Public Library Association became a not-for-profit corporation to provide a public library in Delray Beach. Since 1950, our patrons have received library service through a successful public/private partnership between the City of Delray Beach and the Library Association. Between 2007 & 2008 the library moved to it's new location across from the Int'l Tennis Center, newer and larger, the library offers many events year from from classes to musical matinee's ... there is also groups such as local arthors, youth groups, etc., that meet months ... The Delray Library isn't just about books anymore ... visit it today!
Now a historic museum, Cason Cottage was originally built in 1915 by Delray Beach community leader and Methodist minister, Reverend John R. Cason, this museum depicts the lifestyle of a typical household of the early 1900s. The historic vernacular-style house was constructed of Dade County pine, and features craftsman cottage details; the structure was recently restored in a joint effort by the Delray Beach Historical Society and the City of Delray Beach. In addition to period furnishings and artifacts, taped oral histories by pioneer citizens are also offered.
Old School Square
A national historic site, "Old School Square Cultural Arts Center" Site is a recognized historic preservation project and a testament of the arts in a downtown revitalization. The restored early 20th century school buildings now house the Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Crest Theatre, Vintage Gymnasium and restored classrooms, where world-class exhibits, performances and education programs continue to enrich the greater Delray Beach community and South Florida.
Delray Tennis Center
The facility that was built in 1992 and seats approximately 8200, features 14 clay courts, 7 hard courts, pavilion, conference room, pro shop, locker rooms, shops/merchandise, and offers a mixture of adult and youth camps, leagues, clinics year round. The Center has hosted some major tennis competitions including the Davis Cup and the Chris Evert/Bank of America Pro Celebrity. Besides a home for tennis, the Stadium also presents various concerts and events throughout the year.
The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is the former home of the late Solomon D. Spady who was the most prominent African American educator and community leader in Delray Beach from 1922 to 1957. The museum opened in July 2001 and has become a resource for people seeking information about the city's early black history and culture.
Nature lovers will thoroughly enjoy this attraction, especially bird lovers. Wakodahatchee was built by the Water Utilities Department as a sanctuary for many species of birds, turtles and small native animals who drop by throughout the year. A three quarter mile boardwalk takes visitors around this beautiful site, where they can observe the wildlife in its natural habitat, possibly catching a glimpse of an alligator down in the water here and there.
Bethel Baptist Evangelical Church
1st Pre-dominantly Haitian Church est. 1980 Founded by Rev. Franck Francois and Elna Francois.