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Best things to do in Adelaide

Art Museum
“An impressive collection with a lovely garden cafe in the back. It's a nice way to discover your favorite artists as well as new art.”
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History Museum
“One of the most visited museums in Australia, holding collections of national and international significance. Great place to visit with children to keep them entertained. ”
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Art Gallery
“The Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, usually referred to simply as Tandanya, is an art museum located on Grenfell Street in Adelaide, South Australia. It specialises in promoting Indigenous Australian art, including visual art, music and storytelling. Tandanya is a visionary and vibrant place for all to experience contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expressions through the visual and performing arts. Tandanya enjoys a national and international reputation for innovation and excellence in visual arts programming, featuring emerging and established artists from around the country and overseas. ”
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Art Gallery
“Brand new to Adelaide, MOD is a thought provoking, future-focused experience. Showcasing technology, art and science in an interactive way. Very unique and worth a visit. Entry is free. Make sure your phone is charged to experience their augmented reality gallery.”
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Library
“Fantastic Library to walk around. Lots of photos of the original settlers coming to Australia with a great reading floor full of sunlight and peace and quiet and its free.”
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History Museum
“The Museum presents exhibitions in a pair of adjoining stone warehouses, built in the 1850s. It offers visitors the opportunity to climb the Port Adelaide lighthouse that was built in 1869 and originally stood at the entrance to the Port River. Cruises are provided for school groups in the naval launch Archie Badenoch (built 1942) and periodically for the public in the steam tug Yelta (built 1949). The Museum presents an active program of changing exhibitions, tours of the museum and of Torrens Island Quarantine Station, vacation performances, schools programs and events including historic dinners, music and theatre. It has a reputation as an interactive museum that delivers imaginative prog”
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Park
“Carrick Hill is a publicly accessible historic property in the nearby suburb of Springfield. It was the Adelaide home of Sir Edward "Bill" Hayward and his wife Lady Ursula, and contains a large collection of drawings, sculptures, antiques and paintings. Completed in 1939 and built in the style of an English manor, it is one of the few period homes in Australia to have survived with its grounds undiminished and most of its original contents intact.”
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Art Gallery
“Bayside Glenelg draws families to its long, sandy beach and the Beachouse amusement centre, with waterslides, rides and arcade games. The Bay Discovery Centre in the 1870s Town Hall has local history exhibits including a vintage swimwear collection, and dolphin-spotting cruises cast off from nearby Holdfast Marina. Laid-back pubs, organic cafes, global eateries and indie boutiques give the area a trendy vibe.”
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Theater
“Old town of port noarlunga stroll thru the streets check out the old bric. Brac. Shoppe. grab a coffee and cake at Bec’s bake house ”
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Store
“Along tram way stop at Morphett Rd. You can buy locally made art and hand blown glass. ”
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Museum
“a small but interesting look the development of Adelaide. in the city not far from the Art Gallery Free (by public transport or bicycle)”
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Museum
“An absolute must for all lovers of steam trains - In the July school holidays, Thomas the Tank engine comes to visit!”
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Restaurant
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“Head down the side street to the door on the left. Once you go up a few flights of stairs you are greeted to an open rooftop bar. Great even on rainy nights due to the retractable covers. Nice selection of cocktails and wines. Lots of food options with share plates & sliders. Can get quite busy on a Friday night, especially in summer. ”
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Museum
“Learn about early days of the area. Town Hall& visitor information centre are also here. ”
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History Museum
“Get the inside-word on the hangings and burials at Adelaide Gaol and possibly meet the ghosts that still call the Gaol home. Adelaide Gaol Ghost Tour+Investigation SA Be incarcerated in Australia's longest continuously operating gaol. Discover the ghost of Governor Ashton, whose body was dropped through a window, why Sister Mary MacKillop ended up on the gallows and the spirit of South Australia's most sadistic killer still stalking his prey. With 45 hangings and a burial site in Murderer's Row, it's no surprise more than 12 spirits haunt the 147 year old building. Your evening includes a ghost tour with the opportunity to make contact through paranormal investigation tools. $39 P/P ”
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Library
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