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10 fun Things and Activities to do in Port Harcourt

1. Tower Climbing at the Pleasure Park

Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, is a public recreation park in Rumuola, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria . It is located along Aba Road, near the 2nd Amphibious Brigade Barracks also known as Bori Camp, Rumuola town. The purpose of the park is to serve as both a tourist destination and a revenue generator for the state. The park is also filled with various exercise machines ranging from simple walkers and massage machines to elliptical trainers. There is a parking lot, a jogging track, restaurants and a climbing tower.

2. Port Harcourt Golf Club

The Port Harcourt Golf Club is an 18 hole golf club that was set up in 1928. It is located in Old GRA and is open to members of the public. It is definitely the best place to visit for golfers that are visiting Port Harcourt for the first time. Also, you do not have to be a golfer to visit this golf club as there are some other facilities in the club that will be of interest to non-golfers. Some of these facilities include a swimming pool, a table tennis hall, a restaurant,etc.

3. Get in Touch with Nature at Port Harcourt Zoo

Port Harcourt zoo is located about 23km from the Port Harcourt international airport. It was established in 1975 and houses some of the most exotic animals in the wild. Port Harcourt zoo is usually very busy during weekends because it is so refreshing to unwind and connect with nature after a busy work filled week.

4. Feel the Pulse at Yakubu Gowon Stadium

Yakubu Gowon Stadium (formerly Liberation Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in the Elekahia suburb, Rumomasi, Port Harcourt. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Rivers United F.C. formerly Dolphins F.C. The stadium has a capacity of 16,000 people. In 2015, it was renamed in honor of former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon.

5. Experience Port Harcourt Tourist Beach

Port Harcourt Tourist beach is perhaps the oldest tourist attraction in Port Harcourt city. It is located at Kolabi creek east of the old township.It has been a centre of relaxation for both residents of Port Harcourt as well as tourists since 1988. Apart from the fact that you get to enjoy a nice view of the water, You can also take sunbathe and relish a dip in the cool water. Many activities are available for guests looking to sport. Some of these activities include horseback riding, volleyball and football among other famous beach sports. There are bush bar bistros that serve bush meat, palm wine and native dishes including sea food.

6. Take a tour of Port Harcourt Cultural Center

The Port Harcourt Cultural center is a renowned tourist destination. It is situated on Bonny Street, Port Harcourt. It serves as a center for displaying the cultural heritage of Port Harcourt and Rivers State as a whole. The center shows relics that tell the antiquity of the city and also houses workshops that sell replicas of these local relics as well as African jewelry, home wares, pottery and souvenirs within the center. It has a theater a stage and auditorium for live performance of cultural dance and plays it holds an enormous attraction for guests.

7. Discover treasures at the River State Museum

Indulge your curiosity with art works and ancient treasures that can only be imagined at Rivers state Musuem located at the Rumuosi in Obio-Akpor council area on the outskirt of Port Harcourt, near the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The gallery contains antiques identified with different ethnic gatherings indigenious to the state including covers, earthenware and cutting. It is one of the best historical place in this city. Tourist come here from all over the world with their family members and friends.

8. Take a Stroll around Isaac Boro Garden Park

If you turn your courtesy to the flyover above the main motor park at the south end of Aba road you will be able to sight a part called the Isaac Boro Garden Park. This park was termed after Main Isaac Boro who was murdered in the Biafran battle. There are also crypts of unidentified soldiers who gave their life in the designation of the world wars. The Park is a site that houses incredible memorials and you need to take a stroll around to take it all in.

9. Take a trip to Bonny Island

Bonny Island is arranged at the southern edge of Rivers State in the Niger Delta of Nigeria close Port Harcourt. Ships are the primary type of transport to and from the island. Bonny Island was the melting point of economic activities right from the 15th century and also home to many illustrious sons and daughters of Nigeria. With a thriving traditional system and robust cultural heritage it stands out as one of the foremost local communities in Nigeria.

10. Shopping is Fun at Port Harcourt City Mall

It’s always fun to visit the mall- a one stop shop for every thing you need. From Groceries to wears and cosmetics. It is also boisterous with fun activities and games as provided by several vendors using the facility to do business. Port Harcourt city mall is is located along Azikiwe Road, Next to Government House, Port Harcourt. You really need to visit there to see more for yourself.

Port Harcourt also called Pitakwa is the capital and largest cities in Nigeria. It lies along the Bonny River and is located in the Niger Delta. With an estimated population of 2 million people and home to various oil companies, The city is active with a lot of fun activities that can make your visit and stay memorable.

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