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15 Best Things To Do In Mount Dora, Florida - Updated 2020

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Mount Dora, Florida, is a city near the town of Orlando-Kissimmee, where Disneyworld is located. Mount Dora is a beautiful destintion overlooks Lake Dora. Another thing about the town of Mount Dora is that it hosts many festivals. That is why the town is known as the “Festival City.” Here are some fun things to do in Mount Dora:

1. Grantham Point

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This park is across the street from Gilbert Park on Lake Dora. It is sometimes referred to as “Lighthouse Park" since one of Mount Dora’s most famous landmarks, Grantham Point Lighthouse, is located here. This is the lighthouse that you see on many symbols and is also one of three freshwater lighthouses in Florida. If you don’t know what to do in Mount Dora, this is a great option.

Grantham Point

Address: 311 S Tremain St, Mount Dora, FL

Website: Grantham Point

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2. Mount Dora Museum of Speed

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If you love fast cars as much as I do, this is a museum for you. This is an exciting car museum that includes memorabilia collected by its curator and benefactor as well as classic and muscle cars. You will also see an antique gas station and a gift shop with all kinds of signs and more.

Mount Dora Museum of Speed

Address: 206 N Highland St, Mount Dora, FL

Website: Mount Dora Museum of Speed

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3. Trimble Park

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A really nice park that has a lake, three picnic areas, a scenic walking trail, a playground for kids and facilities for camping. There is also lots of wildlife here. It has a lot to offer and families will enjoy spending time here. Lots of people celebrate special occasions here such as birthdays and baby showers.

Trimble Park

Address: 5802 Trimble Park Rd, Mount Dora, FL

Website: Trimble Park

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4. Donnelly House

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This gorgeous historic house is one of the most popular Mount Dora attractions. It is known as the Mt. Dora Lodge No. 238 F&AM that was constructed Queen Anne-style in 1893. An interesting fact is that the historical site was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places on April 4, 1975. Lastly, the house is used as a site for weddings and other special occasions these days. It is truly a beautiful place for such occasions.

Donnelly House

Address: 535 North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora, FL

Website: Donnelly House

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5. Renningers Mount Dora Flea Market and Antique Center

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Another thing I love to do is shop, so this twin shopping complex and flea market is a must for me. What a twin shopping complex is a place that has indoor and outdoor markets There are two large buildings and many open air shopping areas at this place. This includes everything from clothing shops to high-quality antiques and collectibles as well as produce. The markets are only open on weekends, so stop by if you in town.

Renningers Mount Dora Flea Market and Antique Center

Address: 20651 US-441, Mount Dora, FL

Website: Renningers Mount Dora Flea Market and Antique Center

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6. The Cellar Door Wine Bar

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If you’re looking for fun things to do in Mount Dora with friends, head to this delightful wine shop and bar in the downtown area. This is a great place to enjoy a few drinks. Dogs are also welcome here, and the place supports such causes as the Humane Society of Lake County. They even hold an event for dogs where 10 percent of the proceeds from the night benefit the cause.

The Cellar Door Wine Bar

Address: 109 E 4th Avenue, Mount Dora, FL

Website: The Cellar Door Wine Bar

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7. Palm Island Park

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This is a wooded nature park that offers a barbecue area, picnic pavilions, a fishing pier, and scenic trails. The most attractive part of this park is a wooden boardwalk that winds through an area that consists of native trees and plants.

Palm Island Park

Address: 417 S Tremain St, Mount Dora, FL

Website: Palm Island Park

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8. Mount Dora Taste of Our Town Tours

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If you’re booking fun Mount Dora activities, be sure to add this guided food and wine tasting tour, which will enlighten you about the history of Mount Dora and take you to the not-to-be-missed scenic spots in the city. What you get on this tour is a chance to experience wine tasting at about six to seven local restaurants. wine bistros and gourmet shops.

Mount Dora Taste of Our Town Tours

Address: 341 Alexander St, Mount Dora Chamber Of Commerce, Mount Dora, FL

Website: Mount Dora Taste of Our Town Tours

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9. Modernism Museum

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This is a modern art museum in Mount Dora that offers a unique collection of fine art and design. I say unique because the art here highlights the Style Art Movement. That means that the art found at this museum is from mid-century works to those currently being created. Live music shows are held here periodically.

Modernism Museum

.Address: 145 E 4th Ave, Mount Dora, FL

Website: Modernism Museum

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10. Mount Dora Historical Society Museum

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This is a history museum that was Mount Dora’s first fire station and city jail. The museum was renovated recently to include exhibits that showcase activities that occurred in the town from the 1880s to the 1930s. All during the year, the Historical Society offers speakers and events to educate people about the history of Mount Dora. 

Mount Dora Historical Society Museum

Address: 450 Royellou Ln, Mount Dora, Florida 

Website: Mount Dora Historical Society Museum

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11. Dora Canal Boat Tour

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One of the best parts about traveling to a new place is discovering the history behind every structure or place. When in a bustling American state like Florida, learning about its rich culture and history while on a boat seems to be a good idea. Book a boat tour with Premier Boat Tours on the Dora Canal and see first hand “the most beautiful mile of water in the world” with guides sharing stories, annecdotes, and fun facts on the most amazing flora and fauna around the area. Join the Sea Haven Tour Boat that can carry 22 passengers in a 25-foot pontoon boat going around the scenic Dora Canal.

Dora Canal Boat Tour

Address: Dora Canal, Florida 32778, USA

Website: Dora Canal Boat Tour

Duration: 2 hours

Price: 28 USD

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12. Long and Scott Farms

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When in Mount Dora, don’t miss out on the chance to spend a day at Long and Scott Farms, a fourth-generation family farm in Florida. Far from a dull farm visit, this place is perfect for families. Your kids will love Scott’s Maze Adventures, where they can play, run around, take turns on the 60-feet (18-meter) slide, and navigate through the corn maze. After romping around, savor a delicious meal at Scott’s Country Cafe. Before leaving, buy a bottle of jam from the market as a souvenir.

Long and Scott Farms

Address: 26216 County Rd 448A, Mt Dora, FL 32757, United States

Website: Long and Scott Farms

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 4pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

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13. Village Antique Mall

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If you love antiquing and look forward to buying a unique souvenir from your Mount Dora trip, head to Village Antique Mall on Highland Street. With over 60 vendors, you won’t be able to leave without making a purchase. Whether you’re looking for costume jewelry, kitschy home accessories or a one-of-a-kind antique furniture piece, this place has it all and more. Parking is also available at this mall.

Village Antique Mall

Address: 405 N Highland St, Mt Dora, FL 32757, United States

Website: Village Antique Mall

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

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14. Mount Dora Center for the Arts

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If you love exploring the local arts scene wherever you travel, then a visit to Mount Dora Center for the Arts is a must. It started as an arts festival in 1975, and 10 years later, it established a home base along Fifth Avenue. It has become a community committed to providing exhibits and educational programs. Stop by to check out the latest exhibits or sign up your little ones for a fun art class. If you happen to be in Mount Dora in February, don’t miss out on attending the annual Mount Dora Arts Festival.

Mount Dora Center for the Arts

Address: 138 E 5th Ave, Mt Dora, FL 32757, United States

Website: Mount Dora Center for the Arts

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 4pm

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15. CatBoat Adventure Tours

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Fun-seekers and fans of watersports should sign up for an afternoon of adventure with CatBoat Adventure Tours. You can even book a sunset tour of Dora Canal or rent a CatBoat and explore the water on your own. You don’t even need boating experience - on a CatBoat, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the sights. You’ll be given instructions before you take off, and life jackets are provided.

CatBoat Adventure Tours

Address: Boating Center & Marina, 148 Charles Ave, Mt Dora, FL 32757, United States

Website: CatBoat Adventure Tours

Opening hours: Sun - Fri: 9am - 6pm; Sat: 9am - 8:30pm

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Mount Dora, Florida: A place not to be missed

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Mount Dora is a small town in sunny, central Florida, that offers breathtaking views of Lake Dora. If you’re visiting this place for the first time, be sure to check out these best things to do in Mount Dora.

Frequently asked questions about things to do in Mount Dora, Florida

1. Which are the best tourist attractions in Mount Dora?

If you’re visiting Mount Dora for the first time and want to make sure you don’t miss any of the best attractions, add Grantham Point, Donnelly House, Modernism Museum Mount Dora, and Long and Scott Farms to your itinerary.

2. What are the top outdoor activities in Mount Dora?

Some outdoor activities you can look forward to when in Mount Dora include enjoying the scenic walking trail at Trimble Park, fishing in Palm Island Park, and enjoying a boat tour or a CatBoat ride on Dora Canal.

3. What are the most popular things to do in Mount Dora?

Some popular things to do in Mount Dora include taking a picture at the iconic Grantham Point, enjoying a picnic at Trimble Park, antiquing at Village Antique Mall, visiting Dora Canal, and checking out the museums and galleries like Modernism Museum.

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Tabassum Rahmani is a technical writer, who was born and raised in the USA to Indian parents. She loves to write and has been doing so for over a decade now. She enjoys travelling, especially with...Read more

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