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Central Florida adventure Coast

Added: Oct 30, 2015
Category: Attractions in Orlando, Florida

Do you ever dream of a mystical, magical place where mermaids swim in sparkling, bubbly springs flowing into crystal clear rivers with colorful birds perched in the trees and manatees grazing on billowing sea grass below? 

Welcome to Florida’s Adventure Coast.

Situated an hour west of Orlando, Hernando County also known as Florida’s Adventure Coast is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Withlacoochee River to the east. In the center lies Brooksville, the county seat, a charming small town filled with glimpses of Florida’s past. Wherever you are on the Adventure Coast, you’ll find plenty to do and see.

Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Shows

Let’s start with the mermaid show. Since 1947, Weeki Wachee Springs has captivated families and children with underwater mermaid shows. Here, a first-magnitude spring bubbles up from the Florida Aquifer providing a fish bowl stage where guests are entertained in a glass theatre with synchronized underwater ballet shows.

This old Florida attraction remains one of the best in Florida. In addition to the mermaid show is a riverboat cruise, animal show, and water park with flume rides and swimming in the clear and cool water. 

Weeki Wachee River

Weeki Wachee River flows over seven miles to the Gulf of Mexico. The translucent water and shallow sandy bottom create a dazzling experience on one of Florida’s best rivers. A slow, easy, five-mile, three-hour kayak paddle downstream is an ideal day on the water.

Boyett’s Citrus Attraction, Brooksville

Boyett’s Citrus Attraction, a popular tourist stop In Hernando County, is perched on a hill surrounded by pastureland and orange groves. Home to the Boyett family, who farmed citrus here since the 1960’s, They have created a classic old Florida roadside amusement park with gift shop and a citrus packing operation, amusement activities for kids, a real zoo, miniature golf, a museum and art shop - all under one roof.

Wild Buck Whiskey Distillery

Making small batches, using all natural ingredients including filtered rainwater for mashing, local farm-grown rye, and then aging the whiskey 10-15 months in charred American oak barrels, they have created an award-winning, hand processed, hand labelled, sought-after fine rye whiskey.

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