George Town Tourist Attractions
Lining George Town's harbor are a collection of shops and offices housed in distinctive 18th C buildings trimmed with wooden gingerbread, a contrast to the condominiums, satellite dishes and the modern glass Government Administration Building also seen in the Cayman's capital.The streets of George Town come alive with the arrival of the cruise ships. There are museums and a fort to see in George Town as well as some fine restaurants and shopping.
Cayman Islands National Museum
The Cayman Islands National Museum displays the history of the island through an audio visual presentation with recreated habitats as well as information on local flora and fauna. In addition to the permanent collection the museum also features temporary exhibits.
Address: Box 2189, Harbour Drive, Cayman Islands
Opening hours: 9am-5pm; Sat: 9am-1pm; Closed: Sun
Useful tips: Free admission on the first Saturday of every month. The Museum is closed the first Monday of every month for exhibit maintenance.
Facilities: Gift shop, Restaurant or food service
Atlantis Submarines offer visitors a chance to experience to world below the ocean surface. This 48 passenger submarine tours the crystal clear water off the Cayman Islands which visitors can see through large viewing windows.
Island Glassblowing Studio
Elmslie Memorial Church
Elmslie Memorial Church in George Town, constructed by a shipbuilder, features a ceiling that resembles a schooner's wooden hull.
A portion of the wall remains of Fort George in George Town, which was built to protect the island from the Spanish and pirates.
Government Administration Building
The Government Administration Building in George Town, known as the Glass House, is home to the offices of the Cayman Island's government.