Man-Built Attractions in Jamaica

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Man-Built Attractions in Jamaica
The Caribbean island of Jamaica has no shortage of attractions. (Jamaican Dusk image by rosierags from Fotolia.com)

In Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, you'll find historic buildings and attractions. But the entire Caribbean island is awash with man-made attractions that range from traditional plantations to historic villages to theme parks. Whatever your interests, it's likely you'll find something to do in Jamaica. The tropical island offers opportunities to explore history, the rainforest and more.

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Bob Marley Museum

The Bob Marley museum is located in Kingston. You can explore the life of musician Bob Marley through memorabilia, photographs and other displays. An on-site restaurant, the Queen of Sheba, and gift shops extend your visit and send you home with souvenirs.

You can also take a museum tour. As of September, 2010 the museum is open Monday through Saturday.

Bob Marley Museum

56 Hope Road

Kingston

Jamaica

876-927-9152

bobmarleyfoundation.com

Devon House Heritage Site

Devon House in Kingston serves double duty as a historic house and cultural centre. Here you find exhibits and sales of Jamaican crafts, while learning about the people's culture. Several short tours run daily.

The 19th-century mansion was owned by Jamaica's first black millionaire, George Stiebel. The site also tells the even older history of the coming of Britain to Jamaica.

An attraction within this attraction is the I Scream ice cream store, but you'll also find other shops and displays.

Devon House Heritage Site

Hope Road

Kingston

Jamaica

1-876-929-6602

devonhousejamaica.com‎

Folly Point Lighthouse

Folly Point Lighthouse is one of several lighthouses dotted around Jamaica. You'll find the stone lighthouse, which still guides sailors today, at Folly Point in Portland. According to the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, it's owned and operated by the Port Authority of Jamaica.

Folly Point Lighthouse

The Port Authority of Jamaica

15 -17 Duke St.

Kingston

Jamaica

1-876-922-0290

portjam.com

Kool Runnings Water Park

Kool Runnings is a water park with 10 slides, games and concessions. Entertainment and characters, such as Mikie Manatee, make this a fun place for kids. An example of the slides is the Lightning Bolt, a 70-foot speed slide.

Jeans are not allowed on the slides and the park closes during September.

Kool Runnings Water Park

Norman Manley Boulevard

Negril

Jamaica

1-876-957-5400

koolrunnings.com

Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica

Rainforest Bobsled in Ocho Rios is a 100-acre nature park that offers a bird's eye view of the surrounding countryside. A high-elevation restaurant tower lets you dine and gawk at the same time. You can travel around in "bobsleighs," a kind of personal roller coaster, or chair lifts. A third option, the Tranopy, combines both the above and a zip line course.

The attraction is designed as eco-friendly, with designers and builders making great efforts to reduce emissions.

Rainforest Bobsled USA Headquarters

2250 SW 3rd Ave. Suite 301

Miami, FL 33129

305-704-3350

rainforestrams.com

Bob Marley Museum

The Bob Marley museum is located in Kingston. You can explore the life of musician Bob Marley through memorabilia, photographs and other displays. An on-site restaurant, the Queen of Sheba, and gift shops extend your visit and send you home with souvenirs.

You can also take a museum tour. As of September, 2010 the museum is open Monday through Saturday.

Bob Marley Museum

56 Hope Road

Kingston

Jamaica

876-927-9152

bobmarleyfoundation.com

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