Bok Tower Gardens

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Bok Tower Gardens is famous for its 205-foot neo-Gothic and art deco tower carillon. The carillon in the “Singing Tower” is one of the largest musical instruments in the world and is made up of 60 bells ranging in weight from 16 pounds to almost 12 tons. When the instrument is played, hammers, or clappers, strike the bells, producing a wide range of musical notes. Read more…

DeLand House

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The DeLand House, built in 1886 for DeLand’s first attorney, Arthur George Hamlin, is a beautifully restored house adorned with period furnishings and artifacts. The history of West Volusia County is depicted on the walls through an extensive collection of … Read More

Fort Christmas

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Fort Christmas is the site of a full-sized replica of a fort built during the Second Seminole Indian War. It also features an extensive recreation of a pioneer village. Through informative displays, hands-on activities, and period furnishings, visitors gain a … Read More

The Holy Land Experience

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The Holy Land Experience, under the management of TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network), has gone through some changes since it first opened. The park is scattered with 2D cut-outs of people (including several of Jan Crouch), plastic plants and animals, and … Read More

Jungle Adventures Nature Park

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This park is one of the original Central Florida tourist attractions and is home to many native Florida animals including panthers, deer, bears, wolves, and alligators. Observation areas are set up along a path that runs next to a green … Read More

Showcase of Citrus

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The Showcase of Citrus is a family-owned orange grove and cattle ranch and is home to the world’s largest 4×4 Monster Truck Safari. The safari treks across the 2,500-acre estate through citrus groves, forests, cattle pastures, wooded swamps, and other … Read More

Stetson Mansion

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The Stetson Mansion, Florida’s first luxury home, was built in 1886 by John B. Stetson (the famous hat maker and philanthropist). Exquisite woodwork is the signature feature of the house, especially the intricately detailed parquet floors. The house is rich … Read More

Volusia County Historic Courthouse

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The Volusia County Historic Courthouse was completed in 1929. It was constructed with a copper-clad dome and belfry which is adorned with beautiful stained-glass windows. The historic Courthouse is no longer used as an actual courthouse, but is now used … Read More