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. 

Museums

National Archaeological Museum Aruba

If you like to explore unfamiliar places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation. Just click on each place's name to obtain more information.

A landmark worth visiting 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 landmark that often intrigues visitors is National Archaeological Museum Aruba. It is located within downtown Oranjestad, 3.5 mi. South of central Palm Beach. Located in downtown Oranjestad, this is both museum and research institution whose purpose is to educate locals and tourists alike about Aruba's colorful history and preserve that knowledge through the generations.

Museo Historico Arubano: The museum is open on weekdays only, from 8:30am until 4:00pm.

The following chart summarizes more details concerning some museums to choose from 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

In case you like to experience the historical roots of an unfamiliar place, you should consider visiting a few of these historical attractions during your stay.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit 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.

Many travelers also choose to visit Bushiribana. It is located within 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.

Take a moment to look through the following table for more information about historical 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

Visitors can enjoy some other worthwhile local landmarks nearby.

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

Bear in mind that you will find additional kinds attractions available. To get more information about other attractions, read this article.

 

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