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Old 02-22-2021, 05:52 AM
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My 10 year old grandson loved the drag racing museum just up 75 right by exit 341, just 15 minutes away. And I actually liked the antique car portion of it. Also the butterfly museum in Gainesville was great.
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Took our granddaughter to uncle Donald’s farm. She loved it, she was 5 at the time but the truth was grandma and grandpa loved it too.
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Cactus Jack's trail riding in Ocala off of 475
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Gator World on Rt44 in Wildwood. Just west of 75 . ...
Homosassa State Park in Homosassa, zoo, Manatees and more
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My nephew loved the Leesburg mall . They have bowling - in the bowling place are race cars( check hours , I believe only open late afternoon ) they can drive and an arcade ( cheaper during the day ) also. There is an ice skating rink in the mall ( check hours , I believe open at night only) . Movies and food court

Airboat rides, horseback lessons, skyzone ( in Clermont) , fishing , golf cart rides, pool ( bring a small nerf size football from the dollar store)
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A more local option is Eaton's beach where they rent boats, kayaks paddleboats and it's a nice pleasant scene where you can play beach volleyball and have a nice meal with a view of the huge lake.

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Originally Posted by len84pa View Post
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.
Don’t take him to the beautiful new World Equestrian Center in Ocala to watch show jumping. He may decide he wants to get a horse and learn to ride at that level. (Like my girlfriend.) It’s more expensive than drugs, and nearly as dangerous. This is sort of like that song, “Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” but because they’ll leave you broke.
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DeLeon Springs is very close and a nice day trip. The Pancake house would be a great start , get there early and your grandson can make your pancakes! A boat ride afterwards is a fun, relaxing afternoon.
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How about the boat ride thru the canal in Mt Dora
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Don’t miss Gatorland in Orlando. Lots of’ gators, and this time of year a tremendous number of nesting migrating birds. All viewable close-up. Plus other features. My three grandsons loved the place!
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Get a whole week package at Universal or Disney.
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Recently we went canoeing on the Rainbow River. Many were in kayaks. Nice place. We took our lunch and stopped at an inlet to eat. Didn't have to worry about masks or social distancing on the river, (352)489-7854.
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If you go to Clermont, check out the Bulk Candy Store next door to Dollar Tree.
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Central Florida Animal Reserve in St Cloud. Big Cats.
Air boat ride. There a few around google locations.
Gatorland in Orlando/ Kissimmee
Off 441/Orange Blossom Trail.
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