Palm Beach Landmarks

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Beaches lined with high rise hotels, dining, and shopping centers are the extent of the tourist attractions in Palm Beach.  For many people who visit this trendy town, this is all they need for an enjoyable vacation, but others desire a little bit of culture thrown into the mix.  These tourists can head south of town to Oranjestad where they'll find a large number of museums and other landmarks to explore. 


National Archaeological Museum Aruba

In case you enjoy learning about unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Palm Beach. Click on the each name for additional information.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Aruba Aloe Balm Museum. It is located in Oranjestad, 2.1 mi. South of central Palm Beach. Monday to Friday tours are offer from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Saturday tours run from 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon.

Attractions Map

Another popular destination is National Archaeological Museum Aruba. It is located in downtown Oranjestad, 3.5 mi. South of central Palm Beach. Open Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Museo Historico Arubano: The Historical Museum of Aruba follows Aruban history from the first settlers to modern day, showcasing some of the island's greatest achievements, as well as its most difficult challenges. Founded in 1983, three years before Aruba's independence, the museum would play a crucial role in preserving the island's heritage.

The table below lists a few details concerning some museums to consider nearby.

Museums Near Palm Beach
Name Phone Location
Aruba Aloe Balm Museum (297) 588-3222 2.1 mi. South of Central Palm Beach
Aruba Numismatic Museum (297) 582-8831 3.7 mi. South of Central Palm Beach
Museo Historico Arubano (297) 582-6099 Downtown Oranjestad, 3.7 mi. South of Central Palm Beach
National Archaeological Museum Aruba (297) 582-8879 Downtown Oranjestad, 3.5 mi. South of Central Palm Beach

Historical Sites

Fort Zoutman

Like learning about the history of foreign countries? If yes, you might want to visit one or two of these historical sites while vacationing in Palm Beach.

A common landmark for vacationers is Fort Zoutman. It is located in downtown Oranjestad, 3.7 mi. South of central Palm Beach. This fort warded off English attack in 1799 and is the oldest building on Aruba. Through the years it functioned as many important things, from police station to library.

Another landmark worth visiting is Bushiribana. It is located in Bushiribana, 4.8 mi. East of central Palm Beach. The site of a two former gold smelters built in 1825 by the Aruba Island Gold Mining Company, these ruins are a popular stop for visitors on there way to visit the Natural Bridge, and can't help but snap a few pictures of the unique rock formations.

Balashi Gold Mill Ruins: The ruins of an old gold mill, the old site today is a frequent stop for visitors exploring the area. However, there is little here other than the ruins, so you may need a guide or some background knowledge if you were hoping for historical context.

Be sure to look at the table just below to find out more about historic sites nearby.

Historic Sites Near Palm Beach
Name Phone Location
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins -- 7.8 mi. Southeast of Central Palm Beach
Bushiribana -- 4.8 mi. East of Central Palm Beach
Fort Zoutman -- Downtown Oranjestad, 3.7 mi. South of Central Palm Beach

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers may enjoy some other worthwhile sites nearby.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Palm Beach
Name Type Location Island
California Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.0 mi. North of Central Palm Beach Aruba

Fortunately, Palm Beach is home to additional attractions. To navigate to our complete page about other attractions, check out this page.


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