Emek Bet Shean has a few special spots that are well worth visiting; especially as they are so close together.
Emek Bet Shean can be incredibly hot during the summer; keep a hat on, drink a lot and enjoy. Two of these sites are water paradises.
Gangaroo – Sounds like Kangaroo and means (wordplay in Hebrew) the Kangaroo Park.
An amazing park dedicated primarily to Kangaroos, but, more broadly antipodean animals.
Sharing a common entrance (and entrance ticket) with Gangaroo is Sachne – no less interesting, but, a completely different experience – beautiful pools and streams.
An alternative to Sachne (if you are looking for a refreshing dip) is Nahal HaKibbutzim about 5 or 10 minutes drive away. Here you can swim in a stream in the fields.
A massive and impressive crusader castle perched high above the Jordan valley – pure strategic control of the area.
An incredible mosaic floor telling the story of Isaac. On road 996 and served by the 412 bus. See Bet Alfa
See also Nature Reserves