The Jumper Creek Tract is located along the east side of the Withlacoochee State Forest in Sumter County. Jumper Creek runs through the center of the area and flows north into the Withlacoochee River. Features a canoe launch, canoe trail, hiking, fishing, biking. Leashed pets allowed.
For years, the beautiful mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs have captivated audiences with their legendary performances in the world's only underwater spring theater. Marvel at the free-flying eagles and owls in the Birds-Of-Prey show. You'll discover unspoiled beauty of Florida on the Wilderness River Cruise and share a laugh with our colorful macaws at the Exotic Bird Show.
For more than 50 years, Webster Westside has been the place to find everything imaginable! We have 35 acres in an 80 acre compound of open air markets. In our market, you can find produce, flowers, bakery items, jewelry, plants, boutique items, furniture, musical instruments, electronics, hardware/tools, pet supplies, crafts, clothing and more!
Tour the Silver River and the world's largest artesian spring formation in glass bottom boats; enjoy close encounters with exotic animals from six continents on the jungle cruise; journey back to Florida as it was thousands of yers ago on the Lost River voyage; come face-to-face with sixteen feet and nearly two thousand pounds of pure crocodile; put a smile on the children's faces with a visit to the petting zoo.
This studio, with eighty years of experience, is Florida's largest. Experience the thrill and excitement of its many attractions - the all out attack of Jaws, the adventures of E.T., a day in the park with Barney, Hitchcock's 3-D Theater and much more!
Wild animals, wild rides and wild sounds - that's what you'll find on your visit to Busch Gardens! 3,400 animals call the untamed wilderness home. Follow the herds across the majestic Serengeti Plain. Drop into Nairobi Field Station for an intimate peek at our newborn animals. Stroll through authentic African villages. Land of Dragons is a children's adventure playland designed to encourage wholesome play while stimulating imagination.
Discover family fun while exploring the Withlacoochee River Wilderness, home of giant wild alligators, wild boar, wild cats, ospreys, eagles, otters, deer and a multitude of other exotic wildlife in their unspoiled natural paradise.
Your Orlando vacation is not complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center. Just 45 minutes from popular Orlando attractions and theme parks is NASA's launch headquarters - the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet an astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators and even view a launch!
Every January, under the oaks of Dade Battlefield State Park, history lovers gather to commemorate the battle that started the Second Seminole War. On December 28, 1835, Indian warriors ambushed 108 U.S. soldiers at this site, and only three soldiers survived. The 80-acre park protects not only a historic battlefield but also the natural communities as they existed during the war. As you stroll the half-mile trail through pine flatwoods, keep your eyes peeled for gopher tortoises, woodpeckers, songbirds, hawks or indigo snakes. The amenities of Dade Battlefield include a playground, picnic area with covered shelters and recreation hall. The park's visitor center provides information and displays about the historic battle, as well as a 12 minute video history of the battle "This Land, These Men."
Florida National Cemetery is located in the Withlacoochee State Forest, approximately 50 miles north of Tampa in Sumter County, Fla. Withlacoochee State Forest was acquired by the federal government from private landowners between 1936 and 1939 under the provisions of the U.S. Land Resettlement Administration. The U.S. Forest Service managed the property until a lease-purchase agreement transferred it to the Florida Board of Forestry in 1958. Currently, Withlacoochee State Forest is the second-largest state forest in Florida, divided into eight distinct tracts of land. Open daily from sunrise to sunset.