The 10 Best Things to Do in Eustis, United States

February 19, 2018 Roger Rusk

Eustis is a city in Lake County, Florida, United States. The population was 15,106 at the 2000 census. The Census Bureau estimated the population in 2008 to be 19,129. It is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area. Eustis High School is the town's local public high school.
Restaurants in Eustis

1. Ocala National Forest

40929 State Road 19, Umatilla, FL 32784-9326 +1 352-669-3153
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4.5 based on 130 reviews

Ocala National Forest

National parkland consisting of 383,220 acres of various landscapes, including highlands, coastal lowlands, swamps, springs, lakes and ponds.

Reviewed By Dave L - North Miami Beach, Florida

Ocala National Forest is a gem waiting to be explored! You can spend the afternoon, day, and weeks in this gorgeous, and huge, state park. It has it all in terms of real natural beauty, from hiking to canoeing, to bird watching, to biking, and swimming in incredible natural springs! We canoed for 4 hours in Alexander Springs which was beautiful beyond words. We saw all sorts of water fowl, large turtles all over the banks, and even a 6-foot gator. Just 10 minutes ahead of us they saw a black bear fishing in the water. After this gorgeous spring we drove to Silver Glen Springs and swam (& cooled off!) in this awesome natural spring! It was remarkable swimming with thousands of beautiful fish and I only wished I had brought my GoPro! Don't miss the mind-boggling beauty of the Ocala National Forest!

2. Lake Dora

Mount Dora, FL +1 352-434-8040
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4.5 based on 510 reviews

Lake Dora

Reviewed By James H - Fort Pierce, Florida

We toured the lake, both on the east side and again on the north side, saying next to the shore line when the road permitted. Many parks, beautiful places to walk, and scenery for the camera. Each trip took about1/2 a day. Well worth the time.

3. Central Florida Nature Adventures

Eustis, FL 32736
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5 based on 174 reviews

Central Florida Nature Adventures

The highest ranked kayak guide by TripAdvisor in all of Central Florida! Kenny is a local who will show you that secret oasis. You'll explore unique eco systems found nowhere else with a wildlife enthusiast that will keep you smiling. Safely drift past the River Otters playing, the Alligator sunning on the log. Visit with the Manatees, the Monkeys and watch the Anhingas fish. We kayak only 1 location per day, booked first come first served and our rivers are easy access from Orlando, Daytona Beach, Ocala, The Villages and Mt Dora, FL. Choose a family kayak tour, birding tour, photography tour or a trip for the adventurous soul and we'll provide all the equipment so you can have an awesome time on the river. Bring your camera and experience why our customers rate him Number One. Discover Florida's Wildlife with a true Floridian and take home memories that last a lifetime!

Reviewed By VickyfromVictoria - BC Canada

What an amazing experience to kayak in truly wild Florida. Had a terrific time seeing so many birds, plants, turtles and the occasional alligator, up close, but from the safety of the kayak. Birds included little blue and green herons, limpkin, anhinga, white ibis, cat birds, red-shouldered hawk, 3 species of woodpeckers and many passerines. I have kayaked in coastal regions of Florida on previous trips but found this the most exciting in terms of scenery and wildlife. Kenny proved to be a very knowledgable guide about everything relating to the flora and fauna and an expert in anticipating everything to make the day comfortable, safe and fun.

4. Wooton Park

100 E Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32778-3823 +1 352-742-6267
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4.5 based on 158 reviews

Wooton Park

Reviewed By Walter F - Tavares, Florida

Nice place to visit and relax, it will be better when the repairs from hurricane Irma is finished and things get back to normal.

5. Mount Dora Museum Of Speed

206 N Highland St, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5728 +1 352-385-0049
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4.5 based on 241 reviews

Mount Dora Museum Of Speed

We hope these photos will help give you a peek at the inside this private Museum. Your visit here is a chance to 'take a Dejavu trip' through Time, walk through our 7,000 sq. ft. facility, and enjoy some of America's Finest Classic American Muscle Cars, Collectible Foreign Cars like Porsche and sometimes Ferrari."Professional" Cars (Hearse & Ambulance),and lo-mile Old-Timers from the 30's-40's-50's, '66-'67 Shelby's, Mid-Year Vette's, Cobra's, Classic Trucks,Ford Woodie, and occasionally a 'Rat Rod'~ all make appearances here. Antiques for sale in the Gift Shoppe. Experience a HUGE 50+ Year collection of NEON Signs, Vintage Porcelain Advertising Signs, Gas Pumps, Air Towers, Jukeboxes, Cola Machines, and Pedal Cars/Strollers & 1/4 & FULL Midget Race Cars. There's even a display of Autographed Guitars w/Backstage Passes from famous 'Rockers' & Country Artists: including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Ozzy Ozbourne, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones' Ron Wood, Don Henley & His group, Billy Ray Cyrus, Graham Nash, George Thorogood, Chicago, Member's of the '99 Lollapalooza Tour, Montgomery & Gentry, & Chet Atkins,Madonna's Autographed underpants, and the entire Cast Signed, Guitar from A&E TV's "Pawn Stars" including 'ChumLee' & the "Old Man", plus a new display on TV's "Duck Dynasty" featuring Taxidermy! Plus, see Brooke Burke Autographed Guitar (former: "Dancing w/The Stars"). We also added for the Ladies; Unique Mannequin's with Period Dress covering the 40's-50's-60's: Airline Stewardess/Pilot, Drive-In Girl on Skates,Vintage Gilmore Race Driver, Texaco Attendant, Hippie 'Groupie',Greyhound Bus Driver,and Ambulance Attendant & Nurse, recently added: 4 'working' 50's Black & White TV's with original programs! There is so much to see: Most folks circulate the Museum several times. We even added a 1952 Alan Herschell vintage Amusement Ride called "Sky Raiders" on the ceiling![ Please note:Due to damage not covered by insurance we do not permit ANY camera's with removable lenses]. Small cameras & i.phone cameras are welcome. This is an Adult Museum, No Children under 14. By far, The Most Fun Hour+ you can spend in Mt.Dora. Call 1st for Sat. Hours as we sometimes close to attend Car Shows elsewhere.

Reviewed By midiala l - Miami, Florida

I visited Mount Dora this past Dec.2017. First time there. Great place for family and relaxation. If you love history, antiques, great food from around the world, this is a great place to visit. It is small town just 2 hours north of Orlando. We went during Christmas which is the best time to go. The decorations are out of this world. There is Sea food, French food, German, Mexican, Cuban and American. It is a melting pot of cultures. There are actuall hills in the roads that is a rare site in Florida. Many antiques shops and museum. Mount dora Lake is very popular. You can take a 2 hour tour all around the lakes and the canals. You can see the beautiful homes and many wild life. Even bald Eagles nesting if you look up in the trees. Must visit the museum of speed if you want to go back in time. If you love cars as my son does, this will take your breath away. The actual owner give you the tours if you want. Great stories and history of how thing were. Driving time from Miami 6.5 hours. There are many beautiful Inns and suites in the Mount Dora Town which are a little pricing. But you can get a hotel in 441 which is 5 to 10 min away for a very reasonable price including breakfast. Must go to Reginers frea Market. You can find anything and everything. We spent around $300 worth of collectibles and antiques. Happy vacation

6. Ferran Park and Eustis Lake Walk

250 Ferran Park Dr, Eustis, FL 32726-3474
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4.5 based on 66 reviews

Ferran Park and Eustis Lake Walk

Reviewed By Laura54 - Lady Lake, Florida

This is a beautiful park that is well-maintained, right on Lake Eustis. There are lots of benches and even on a hot and humid day, a long chat on a bench under a tree and by the water was very comfortable with the shade and a breeze off the lake. Places for kids to play, an outdoor theater, lots of walking paths.

7. Renninger's Vintage Antique Center & Farmer's Flea Market

20651 US Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757-9251 +1 352-383-3141
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4.5 based on 335 reviews

Renninger's Vintage Antique Center & Farmer's Flea Market

Located on 117 acres of scenic, rolling land, in beautiful Lake County, the heart of Central Florida. Amid spreading oaks, garlands of Spanish moss waving gently from their branches, you'll find the best of both worlds!Renninger's Mount Dora Markets are just 30 minutes north of Orlando, FL, on U.S. 441, just north of Route 46. Antiques Center Open Fridays 10 to 4, Saturdays & Sundays 9 to 5.Farmers & Flea Sat. & Sun 8 to 4

Reviewed By edangie316 - Deep River, Canada

Our friends took us here for the day when we were visiting. Be prepared to walk. There are vendors galore here. If you can find what you are looking for it doesn't exist. There is a antique center here and also a flea market. It totally boggles the mind. Food vendors as well, so you don't have to leave to eat and come back. The vendors that we spoke to were very friendly. Actually bought a few things, they were eager to barter. It was a great day and we enjoyed it very much.....

8. Peddler's Wagon

25 E Magnolia Ave, Eustis, FL 32726-3458 +1 352-483-2797
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5 based on 49 reviews

Peddler's Wagon

Reviewed By Margaret C

I popped in to this store as I was killing time whilst my Sister was in another store. I could not believe my eyes ! What wonderful displays of such beautiful gifts. I was in there for at least 30 mins, went and found my...MoreThank you Margaret for your kind words! So very glad you enjoyed your time with us.

9. Trout Lake Nature Center

520 E County Road 44, Eustis, FL 32736-2518 +1 352-357-7536
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Trout Lake Nature Center

The Trout Lake Nature Center is a quiet and peaceful place in the little town of Eustis. Staff and volunteers work to educate about, protect and conserve Florida's environment. Trout Lake Nature Center encompasses 230 acres that include a nature center, museum and turtle habitat, surrounded by a network of dog-friendly short trails that meander through a variety of upland and wetland habitats. A boardwalk leads to a covered dock on Trout Lake with the possibility of wildlife viewing. Monthly programs include: * Friday Night Naturalist Speakers Series * Third Saturday Concerts (folk music) * Nature Sprouts for preschoolers * Chair Yoga and other health-related activities * Bird walks and guided hikes. * Special events such as Turtle Day, Lights in the Woods, and more.

Reviewed By Bill H - Leesburg, Florida

It has been almost 2 years since I was here the last time. I did enjoy seeing some of the changes and their continued willingness to accept recommendations.for the center. I especially like the continued support by the Boy Scouts.

10. The Historic State Theatre

109 N Bay St, Eustis, FL 32726-3402 +1 352-357-7777
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

The Historic State Theatre

For over 40 years, Bay Street Players has provided live theatre in Eustis Florida. We perform five Broadway shows per year and a number of Off-Broadway productions. In addition to our in-house productions, we bring in musical acts from all over the country.

Reviewed By mountain22 - Mount Dora, Florida

Small theatre in downtown Eustis, FL., have been in existence for 42 seasons. They offer up to six different performances, including Peter Pan, Cabaret and the Producers beginning in September and lasting through July.
They also have performances for Young People, with the Little Mermaid starting in October.

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