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

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Mount Dora, Florida, United States, is a city near the town of Orlando-Kissimmee, where Disneyworld is located. Mount Dora is a small town that 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, the 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.

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 is a really gorgeous historical house that is located in Mount Dora, Florida. It is also 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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A delightful wine shop and bar in downtown Mount Dora, Florida. This is a fun place to enjoy a few drinks with friends. 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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This is a guided food and wine tasting tour, which enlightens you with the history or Mount Dora as well as not to be missed scenic spots around town. What you get on this tour is a chance to experience wine tasting at about 6 to 7 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. Join a leisurely and educational boat tour on the Dora Canal

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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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Mount Dora, Florida: A place not to be missed

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Mount Dora, Florida is a small town in sunny, central Florida, that offers breathtaking views of Lake Dora. What I love the best about this place is the famous lighthouse, which is easily recognizable since it is used on many symbols.

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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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