Local Attractions

Enjoy these local attractions, all close to Holiday Springs:

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Wedgewood Golf Course

12635 County Road 44, Grand Island, FL 32735


Wedgewood Golf Course
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The 18-hole "Wedgewood" course at the Wedgewood Golf Course facility in Grand Island, Florida features 1,400 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 27 . Designed by Herb Stenger, the Wedgewood golf course opened in 1989. John Haraz manages the course as the Owner.

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Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area

Emeralda Island Road, Leesburg, FL 34788


Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area
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The crown jewel of bird watching in Lake County is also one of the most prized conservation areas in all of Central Florida. Although the 7,089-acre preserve known as the Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area is almost a secret outside of the Sunshine State, local bird watchers and environ- mentalists rave about its large and diverse wildlife population. After only a decade of rehabilitation, the St. Johns River Water Management District, along with support from the Lake County Board of County Commissioners and Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society, has accomplished an astounding feat of creating a viable conservation area and an ecotourism attraction.

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Eustis Historical Museum

536 N Bay St, Eustis, FL 32726


Eustis Historical Museum
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The Eustis Historical Museum and Preservation Society, Inc. governs and oversees the operation of the Eustis Historical Museum, located in the Clifford House, Eustis, Florida. The Society is governed by a 5-person (minimum) Board of Trustees and 5 elected officers, comprising the Governing Board which also serves as the governing board for the Museum. 

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Leesburg Historical Museum

111 S 6th St, Leesburg, FL 34748


Leesburg Historical Museum
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The Leesburg Heritage Museum is conveniently located in the historic Woman’s Club Building, at 111 S. Sixth Street (between Main St. & Magnolia St.), which was used for many years later by Lassiter-Ware Insurance. The museum faces the Life Stream Building which is the tallest building in Leesburg. The museum has an interesting history all its own. It has been home to the Leesburg Library, the Leesburg Chamber of Commerce, several civic clubs, the Leesburg High School Prom and the Poinsettia Ball. The museum is crammed with artifacts and items that help tell the story about Leesburg – from the days that citrus was king and the popular Watermelon Festival was a highlight for kids and adults alike, to the Leesburg Centennial in 1957 and gathering places such as the Magnolia Hotel and the Lake View Hotel.

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Lake Griffin State Park

3089 U.S. 441, Fruitland Park, FL 34731


Lake Griffin State Park
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Lake Griffin State Park is a Florida State Park located two miles (3 km) north of Leesburg, in Fruitland Park and 30 miles (48 km) south of Ocala on U.S. Highway 441. It is home to one of the state's largest live oak trees. The park is unique in connecting to Lake Griffin, the Ocklawaha River and thence to the Harris Chain of Lakes, and is made up of 577.63 acres (2.33758 km²) of swampland and hardwood upland.Activities include boating and canoeing, kayaking, hiking, fishing, camping, and wildlife viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are Osprey, Bald Eagle, Blue Heron, Anhinga, Ibis, American Alligator, and River Otter.Amenities include a full-facility campground, a half-mile nature trail, a boat ramp that provides access to the Dead River, and a playground for small children as well as kayak and canoe rentals, a forty (40) site campground, and a picnic area. The park is open from 8:00 am until sundown year round.

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City of Orlando

195 N Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801


City of Orlando
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As a global tourist destination, the city is also sometimes nicknamed "The Theme Park Capital of the World". As the most visited American city in 2009, Orlando's famous attractions form the backbone of its tourism industry: Walt Disney World, located approximately 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Downtown Orlando, the Universal Orlando Resort, which consists of the two parks of Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure; Citywalk; Seaworld; Gatorland; and Wet N' Wild Water Park. 

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