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Old 02-21-2021, 03:46 PM
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Our 11 year old grandson is coming to visit in March. We are looking for activities to keep him busy during his stay.

Activities we've considered: Ocala Zip Line Park, horse back riding (need suggestions as to where to go), Kennedy Space Center tour.

We've been to the parks in Orlando. Scratch them this trip.

Any help will be appreciated.
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About 90 minutes away down Hwy 27 in Lakeland Florida on the grounds that were once Cypress Gardens and the ski shows, is Legoland.

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Glass bottom boats in Silver Springs. Air boat rides on Lake Panasofki.
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Our 11 year old grandson is coming to visit in March. We are looking for activities to keep him busy during his stay.

Activities we've considered: Ocala Zip Line Park, horse back riding (need suggestions as to where to go), Kennedy Space Center tour.

We've been to the parks in Orlando. Scratch them this trip.

Any help will be appreciated.
Search for the websites for the suggestions below:
~Homosassa Springs Wlidlife State Park (about an hour)
~Wild Bills Airboat Tours (about 1/2 hour)
~GatorWorld Park/Wildwood (about 20 min)
~Carson Springs Wildlife Sanctuary (Gainsville/1 1/2 hours)
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Zoos in Tampa or Sanford. Sanford zoo has zip line also.
Beach trip - We like Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs for easy access and parking.
Aquarium in Tampa - Includes a water park for play if the weather permits
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Giraffe Ranch in Dade City - A bit pricey but nice.
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This ebook is $4.99 on Amazon and there are copies available to download and read at no cost (via Hoopla) from the Sumter County library.

https://www.amazon.com/Days-Out-Vill...3948275&sr=8-2

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IFLY indoor skydiving Orlando. Escape Room on 301 in Wildwood.
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Glass bottom boats in Silver Springs. Air boat rides on Lake Panasofki.
The Silver Springs Glass Bottom Boat rides is one of the oldest attractions. When I was 7 years old I took the glass bottom boat ride and the operator showed us where the movie 'The Creature from the Black Lagoon' was filmed. I never forgot that trip, I have the movie on my DVR right now, and I'm working on the Creature plastic model right now.

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See the manatees at blue spring state park before they leave for the ocean. Check before you go.

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ANY OF THE ABOVE WOULD BE GREAT FOR THAT AGE CHILD.
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May not be everyone’s cup of tea, but ichetucknee springs is great for young folks when weather is warm. Especially a small group. The springs are crystal clear to see bottom of river while in tubes or swimming. It’s off 27 in the fort white area NW of Gainesville. A place of nature and cheap day trip. Nice little date trip for any couple to enjoy as well
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Not most exciting day trip for us, but boy the grand boys loved Gatorland as much as Disney believe it or not ! Boys really "dig" this place... LOL ! It's a nice park, decent food, decent price, etc.
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All these are good suggestions I agree....
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This ebook is $4.99 on Amazon and there are copies available to download and read at no cost (via Hoopla) from the Sumter County library.

Amazon.com

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Is there a print copy of this? Never mind. Just found it!
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Frisbee Golf at Lake Okahumpka.
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