Fort Lauderdale's BB&T Center is just the Beginning of Western Broward's Attractions

Fort Lauderdale's BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida is probably the most popular entertainment venue in the ever-growing western Broward County. Just a few miles west of Downtown on Sunrise Boulevard, this easily accessible center offers locals and visitors a like top names in entertainment, sports, circuses, ice shows and even trade shows. This sophisticated and very modern edifice is directly across from the wildly popular Sawgrass Mills Mall, which is billed as the state's second most popular tourist attraction after Disney World (but as a word of warning: just don't park there and walk across the street; your car just might get towed.) In fact, the BB&T Center is near many attractions that are must-see experiences. Who hasn't heard of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida? It's just a few miles southeast of here and certainly worth a visit, even for those who do not gamble. Why not experience the beauty, and even the danger, of South Florida's outdoors with a visit to Everglades Holiday Park? See what this part of the world is known for with gators, exotic birds and endless miles in the Everglades. Golfers, too, can find some of the area's best golfing at Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club, among other stellar courses, just near-by. Who says that Fort Lauderdale is only good for its beaches? Come out west and enjoy!

Seminole Tribal Fair and Pow-Wow


More than 25,000 visitors, both local and visitors alike, attend this popular annual event, always held the second weekend in February at The Semiole Tribe of Florida on Stirling Road in Hollywood, Florida. Festivities include dancers,...  Read More

Buehler Planetarium & Observatory


Located on the A.Hugh Adams central campus of Broward College is the Buehler Planetarium & Observatory. This fascinating facility is one of the most advanced planetariums in South Florida with its Zeiss M 1015 projector and its modern...  Read More



Among the most trying links in Greater Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club is conveniently just west of Downtown in the center of the city of Plantation, and located on the historic land once occupied by the Plantation...  Read More



The extensively renovated Jacaranda Golf Club, eight miles from Fort Lauderdale in the pleasant city of Plantation and offers a brilliant balance of tradition and modern technology within a setting of vivid greens, azure skies and snow-white...  Read More

Everglades Holiday Park
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The whole family will be thrilled at this live experience where you can come face to tooth with grinning gators at this most raved-about family attraction in the magnificent Everglades. An easy drive west of Fort Lauderdale, you will climb...  Read More



While most visitors expect the Florida Everglades to be a large swamp crawling with alligators and snakes and reptiles of every kind, they find so much more. This gift of nature is a mosaic made up of many forms of wildlife and birds in their...  Read More

Flamingo Gardens


Containing some of the last natural jungle growth in South Florida, Flamingo Gardens is one of the oldest Botanical gardens in this part of the state and a fasicnating place to visit. Consisting of a one-and-a-half-acre free-flight aviary...  Read More

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida - just west of downtown Fort Lauderdale - sizzles every night of the week. This is the place where people flock for classic entertainment, the finest dining venues, unique shopping, a...  Read More

Sawgrass Mills Mall
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Billed as the second most popular tourist attraction in the state of Florida after Disney World, this Fort Lauderdale sprawling shopping mall's more than 350 stores are brimming with unbeatable bargains. Also noted as being Florida's largest...  Read More



Clearly one of western Broward County's most popular attractions, being the home to the Florida Panthers Hockey Team as well as many events from world-shaking concerts to political rallies. Previously known as the Broward County Civic Arena, The...  Read More


Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale