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Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens, Ormond Beach

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Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens is in Ormond Beach, Volusia County in central Florida. Exhibitions include artwork from regional Florida artists and national artists as well as an annual student exhibition, and programs for veterans. The art museum includes "spiritual oil paintings" by Malcolm Fraser and a botanical garden that is home to the 1885 Emmons Cottage.

The museum and gardens were founded as a memorial to veterans of World War I and World War II, and there is an American flag and monument to soldiers who served in World War I as well as a bronze plaque inside the Museum listing Ormond Beach residents who served in World War II, including an honor roll recognizing those who died in the war. There are also sculptures in the Memorial Gardens dedicated to American soldiers who fought in the Korean War and Vietnam War.

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  • We never knew this place existed until a friend of ours directed us here through a hobby we share, geocaching. What an amazing and beautiful place this is! We even met 3 of the resident cats, and... 
    We never knew this place existed until a friend of ours directed us here through a hobby we share, geocaching. What an amazing and beautiful place this is! We even met 3 of the resident cats, and...  more »
  • Very small. Not all galleries are open at all times. Most hold travelling exhibits. The star is definitely the garden and public park/trails adjoining the museum. Worth a visit just for the... 
    Very small. Not all galleries are open at all times. Most hold travelling exhibits. The star is definitely the garden and public park/trails adjoining the museum. Worth a visit just for the...  more »
  • Quint little art museum with some beautiful art. Really love the art pieces in the lobby. Love the gardens as well. Nice and quiet and great for reflection. 
    Quint little art museum with some beautiful art. Really love the art pieces in the lobby. Love the gardens as well. Nice and quiet and great for reflection.  more »
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  • I’m a big museum person, especially when the cost of admissions is minimal or nonexistent. In this case, it’s completely free to visit the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens! Though they do appreciate donations. My favorite part of this place is most definitely the gardens. They aren’t huge, but you can easily still get lost walking around them. There are a couple of bamboo forests that are so peaceful and pleasant to listen to when the breeze blows through them. You can also find some hidden creeks, gazebos, and gorgeous flowers intermittently. And don’t miss the waterfall right at the front of the gardens next to the museum! The museum itself is very small. It’s all mostly based on a veteran named Malcom Fraser, who started using art as an outlet and teaching instrument after coming back from war. His paintings all have very religious themes and are so beautiful and emotional. You can find a few other artists’ work scattered about, but his certainly take front and center. And it’s pretty neat reading about his backstory. It doesn’t take long at all to go through all the art, you would at most need an hour if you’re wanting to walk through the gardens as well, and even that’s putting it liberally. I’m not sure I’d come back now that I’ve been, but I’d definitely visit if you’re in the area and have some spare time!
  • This botanical garden was so beautiful. The plant and animal life here was breathtaking. I loved the waterfall at the end and the pond of turtles.
  • It's a really small Museum and Garden but very nice, lots of turtles, garden snakes, ana I've even seen a rabbit... nice and tranquil. It's free to go through the garden, they have a donation box for visiting the museum, they recommend $2 but I suppose you could put whatever you want.
  • I took my daughters and they loved it. The art was absolutely beautiful and the botanical gardens were stunning. What a hidden gem.
  • For years this has been my go to! They recently redid some of the paths and you may even spot koi in their pond along with turtles, other fish and a beautiful waterfall!!

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