Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
8001 Lavelle Way
Pensacola, FL 32526
Phone: (850) 941-8902
Fax: (850) 941-8906
Arts & Museums
Pensacola Historical Museum is a great place to explore the local history and culture of Pensacola. This quaint museum that looks like a picturesque vintage house, caters to propagating the local culture through its exhibits, collections and events. You will find here a unique exhibit floor that is rotated thrice a year in order to display the various features of Pensacola's history. From military archives, information about the Civil War to maritime chronicles, the museum showcases myriad aspects. Call ahead or visit the website to know more.
Pensacola Museum of Art is an ideal place for those who seek to admire art. The museum opened its shutters in 1954 and was the brainchild of a group of women from the American Association of University Women. The collection pertains to 20th century modern and contemporary art, sculpture and more. You can also find African tribal art, exotic European crafts and so on. Some artists whose works are on display include John Marin, Salvador Dali, Miriam Schapiro and more. The museum also encourages budding talent. Events held here include art shows, summer camps, workshops, lectures and more. So come visit this fascinating place where art pervades.
Located in the Historic Pensacola Village complex, Museum of Industry enlightens visitors on various commercial activities like clay or brick making, fishing, lumber and transportation. The museum is housed in a simple building, that was founded in 1884 for the Pensacola Ice Company. The exhibits on display include the process of making timber, boats and fishing equipment, part of an old kiln and locomotives.
Clara Barkley Dorr House, constructed in 1871 is a section of the Historic Pensacola Village. The magnificent manor is now a Victorian era museum that is managed by the State of Florida.
The Historic Pensacola's Museum of Commerce at Pensacola, Florida. The historic museum is spread over twenty properties and includes a toy store, a leather store, a hardware store, a music store, a print shop, a gas station, and a tram.
Historic Pensacola Village is a museum complex that caters to preserving the local culture and history through its myriad events and collections. There are about 150,000 objects on display that include vintage furniture, old tools, books, photographs, machinery, toys and so on. The museum also offers rentals for weddings, receptions, dinners and other private events. Call ahead for details.
If there is a Tom Cruise from Top Gun hiding inside you, a visit to the National Naval Aviation Museum should make for an inspiring experience. The museum is recognized as one of the largest aviation museums in the world with over 150 aircrafts and 4000 artifacts on display. Watch swooping fighter planes, biplanes that have survived aerial battles, helicopters, aircraft carriers and more. You can also find old documents, vintage uniforms, personal letters written during the war, relics and other memorabilia. Visit the thriving library that has photographs, books, technical manuals, CDs and DVDs dedicated to aviation. And if that's not enough, you could shop for clothes, books and posters at the museum store or catch some entertainment at the IMAX located within the premises. Truly a place that gives you a sky-high experience!
It has had its fair share of controversies but the Spear Hunting Museum which opened its doors in 2006 has garnered enough publicity to pique the interest of people visiting this place. Established by Gene Morris, a self confessed ‘world’s greatest spear hunter’, who died while spear hunting in 2012. On display are the animals that he speared such as lions, zebras, goats, alligators, elk and more. The specially designed spears are also on exhibit here.