445 S. Volusia Ave.
Orange City, FL 32763-5807
Phone: (386) 775-7444
Fax: (386) 775-9887
Want to unwind and spend time with your kids? Or just want to relax and read a book? Then, a visit to this park won't fail you. The Dickinson Park is a beautiful facility located in Orange City, just across the U.S. Highway 17-92. The green surroundings and open space are sure to put you in a good mood. The picnic benches, fountains and beautiful trees give the park a pleasing look. Perfect for summer outings, the park also has various music programs and live performances. The highlight of the Dickinson Park is the Orange City Farmer's Market which is held on Fridays.
The Orange City Historic District encompasses an area of 1100 acres (445.15 hectares) and has been put up in the National Register of Historic Places owing to its rich past. There are 214 structures in the district that contribute to its historic nature. It is a very charming place to just wander the day away, exploring the elegant historic structures and enjoying the lush scenery. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby to explore as well.
Built in 1872, the Louis P. Thursby House is situated at Orange City's Blue Spring State Park. Originally built as a two-story dwelling, the house was expanded in 1900, and now stands three stories high. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
The wine merchant, Frederick deBary built this winter house so he could enjoy outdoor activities here. Soon, DeBary Hall was a popular vacation house amongst his wealthy friends who loved to hunt and indulge in outdoor sports. This estate is now open to visitors, who can explore the house, farming equipment and other structures that take you back to the bygone era. The place can also be hired for private celebrations and weddings.
The Stockton-Lindquist House is a historic residence built in 1870. It is the most ancient home in DeLand and has been a part of the National Register of Historic Places since 2004. A foundation has been set up which preserves and takes care of the historic home. This beautiful house has been recognized as a Florida Archaeological Site and has also been added to the Volusia County Register of Historic Places.
The DeLand House Museum is a historical estate that was purchased several times and was finally hand over to the City by its owners, Robert and Hawtense Conrad. This house museum displays artifacts, objects and furnishings that were donated by the locals. Through its collection, the museum chronicles the history and cultural heritage of the city of DeLand.
Lake Monroe Wayside Park is a beautiful park explored by many locals. The park has well-paved paths which are ideal for an evening walk.
Set in a park of more than 100 acres, this 21-acre zoo houses more than 400 animals. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is in fact a privately owned charitable organization dedicated to the conservation of exotic animals as well as species native to Florida. You'll encounter cheetahs, pumas, alligators, snakes, macaws, hawks, owls and many other animals. The zoo also offers a variety of educational and child-friendly classes and events.
Any information that a visitor needs to get acquainted with the city of Sanford can be found at the Historic Sanford Welcome Center. The place organizes the Sanford Art Walk which is one of the most interesting tours of the city.
George W Touhy Park is located in a residential neighborhood and it is explored by many locals for their morning walks. The place is also perfect for getting some peace and quiet, after a long day in the city.
18th Street Park is covered in carefully manicured grass that makes this place perfect for for a friendly game of soccer. The park is also perfect for bringing a small picnic.
Lee P Moore Park is a peaceful retreat away from the bustling city. The park has plenty of tree-lined, open expanses and it also has an adorable play area for children.