Last updated on January 23rd, 2020 at 03:47 pm
Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom, one of the oil-producing states in Nigeria. The city is stacked with loads of exciting places and lots of fun-filled activities. Museums, cinemas, beaches, resorts and all other outdoor activities that spike your interest are easily accessible in this city. The beautiful city is one of the best planned cities in the country with its elegant view and delightful arrangement to make your stay in Uyo a memorable one, here is a list of fun places to visit.
- Ibom Tropicana Entertainment Centre
The Ibom Tropicana entertainment centre is the Nigerian version of Disneyland comprises of a 14-storey building with a 250-bedroom five-star hotel, an ultra-modern convention centre with a multi-floor capacity of 5000, a galleria with cinema, a shopping complex, a 10,000 sitting dome and a theme park with various attractions. A wonderful business and leisure resort packed with exciting recreational facilities for your entertainment.
- Unity Park
Popularly referred to as a cenotaph, the unity park was built as a memorial to our past heroes. Within the park is a cenotaph built in honour of our fallen heroes. The park hosts an annual event known as the Armed Forces Remembrance Day. This is done to celebrate brave soldiers who died in battle.
- Ibeno beach
This is a 30km white sand of beach, the longest beachfront in West Africa. A lot of recreational activities are accessible at the beach making it a favourite tourist spot. Be it a light deep in the waters or just laying at the beachfront, you are sure to enjoy your visit.
- Oron museum
The museum contains materials of antiquity such as masquerade costumes, traditional instruments, artifacts, and relics. Rich in history of the Efik culture, the museum is filled with beautiful artworks to delight your sights.
- Le Meridien Hotel and Golf Resort
Popularly known as the pride of Uyo, this exotic resort gives the best you can ask for when it comes to luxury. Known as the largest golf resort in Nigeria, it features an 18-hole golf course covering 135 hectares. This is one of the best vacation spots in the city.
- Godswill Akpabio International Stadium
This is a world-class sport complex modelled after the famous Allianz Arena in Germany, the ultra-modern sports multipurpose complex comprises of a 30,000 capacity main bowl, box office, media facilities, floodlights, standby generator, ambulance bay, helipad, two dressing rooms, eight-lane 400m standard track, 30 emergency exit points, warm-up facility with a 6-lane 400m track, and bulletproof VVIP/VIP areas.
- Ibom Plaza
Ibom Plaza is one of the best places to go shopping in Uyo, popularly referred to as the heart of Uyo. This bubbling spot is built to provide leisure to both locals and tourists with its open theater and double-rolled water fountain.
- National Museum of Colonial History
Located at Wellington Bassey, the museum contains collections on the history of the state, artifacts, artworks and a host of other historical materials. Also, there is a shaded waterfront garden where one can watch small boats drifting on the creeks.
- The Amalgamation House
This historic building marks the origin of the country, Nigeria. The famous building where Lord Lugard declared the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates in 1914. The first administrative headquarters during the colonial era.
- Kilimanjaro Restaurant
This glamorous restaurant offers you well-cooked local dishes in comfort and luxury. If you want fine dining and beautiful scenery then this is the spot.
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