Best Uyo Attractions For Both Locals and Visitors
Ibom Tropicana entertainment centreThe Ibom Tropicana Centre, modelled after Sun City in South Africa and Disneyland in Orlando, Florida, USA, is a true entertainment wonder. The centre comprises of a 14-storey building with a 250-room5-star hotel, a galleria with a cinema, a shopping complex, a 10,000 sitting dome and a theme park. These make the Ibom Tropicana a truly all in one tourist attraction. It is one of the most popular tourist centres in all of Nigeria and it is not so difficult to see why. Fun memories are guaranteed to be made here and it is not uncommon to run into a long lost friend.
National Museum of colonial historyThis is one for the lovers of historical artefacts and art. The ethnographic items, artefacts, relics, antiquities and carvings tell the different stories of the ancestral indigenes of Akwa Ibom state. The National Museum houses a beautiful shaded waterfront garden from where boats can be seen swaying in the creek.
Ibom PlazaIbom plaza was one of the earliest buildings to be erected during the modernization of Uyo. Do you know what that means? Shopping here makes you a part of history. ?There a great number of stores in the plaza for whatever your shopping need might be. ?The Ibom plaza also has an open theatre and a doubled rolled water fountain, the only of its kind in Nigeria.
Ibom ConnectionThe Ibom connection is located in the heart of Akwa Ibom, in the middle of a beautiful roundabout, opposite the Ibom plaza. The monument stands to represent the unity of the Akwa Ibom people. It is an alluring piece of art decorated with delightfully coloured flowers. The Ibom connection serves as a glimpse of the beautiful architecture and amazing works of arts that tourists are sure to find while in Uyo.
Godswill Obot Akpabio stadiumThe Godswill Obot Akpabio stadium is a magnificent sight to behold. The design and facilities found in the Godswill Akpabio stadium put it on the same pedestal with many international stadiums. The stadium is popularly referred to as "The Champions' nest" as it serves home to the super eagles of Nigeria. When not in use for football-related activities, the stadium hosts various cultural, religious and social events. The 30,000 seater multi-purpose sporting complex was modelled in the image of the Allianz Arena. The Le Meridien Ibom is one of the most beautiful hotels in Nigeria and has been attracting tourists from all around since its commissioning. ?Le Meridien is a great place for a company retreat with its lush vegetation and world-class 18 hole golf course. Renowned for providing the best hospitality money can buy anywhere in Nigeria.
Ibeno BeachOur next entry features the 3 S?: ?Sand, Sun and Sea. When it comes to beaches, Ibeno Beach is the king of the lot with the waterfront shore spanning a good 30 kilometres making it the longest beach in West Africa. Come along with sunshades and friends as a good time is guaranteed to be had at Ibeno Beach.
The PlaygroundThe Playground is home to all things grilled from suya to chicken to Snail. The barbecue aroma that welcomes you on stepping in will have you begging them to take all your money. Visit the Playground with friends for a fun night of music, dance, and food.
Unity ParkAlso known as Cenotaph to the indigenes of Uyo, Unity Park serves as a public park and cenotaph for fallen horses. ?The Unity Park serves as a multipurpose centre playing host to different activities on Saturdays from weddings and football matches to yoga. The Armed Forces Remembrance Day holds here annually.
Ekpe FestivalThe Ekpe festival takes place in December and is a colourful display of the cultural richness of the Uyo people. The Ekpe masquerade is said to be an ancestral spirit that inhabits the jungle. During the festival, the masquerade comes in the form of a leopard. The Ekpe festival is a great way to experience the culture of the Akwa Ibom people. So that?s our list. ?Do you have any comments? Let us know down below.
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