It’s official, November 1st marked our first year as Central Floridians! And we still don’t know our way around! After a long, but fantastic day at the winery , we hit the road to go home. Basically, we hit the road and got lost. When I saw the huge The Showcase of Citrus Sign, I was so dramatic, and demanded the Mister to make a U-turn so I can check it out. Years ago, I started making a list of different off the beaten path attractions that I wanted to visit. The Showcase of Citrus was one of them!
We arrived at sundown, so we couldn’t venture out too far. The Showcase of Citrus is a 2,500 acre private cattle and citrus ranch. There’s over 50 varieties of citrus that you may pick yourself in their U-Pick groves.
Their shop has all sorts of jams, honey, spices, and syrups.
Oh yea, this little guy greets you.
There were teenagers behind the counter. They all seemed very nice and helpful. If you would like fresh juice or refreshments, they will make it for you. I even saw boiled peanuts (hey, don’t knock it until you try it!). I’d like to note that The Showcase of Citrus is only 15 minutes away from Walt Disney World.
Can you see the goat and pig by the shack? 🙂
Admission into the shop and ranch is free. They say you can bring a fishing pole and fish in their pond. You know what else is encouraged? Bringing a picnic basket, blanket, and lounging around. This attraction is also known for their Swamp Safari & Eco Tour in their Monster Swamp Buggy. Their property has Zebra, African Watusi, Alligators, Exotic Native Birds, and more!
Reservations are suggested for the Swamp Safari & Eco Tour. The tour runs daily at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm and 4 pm.
I really want to go back during the day and check out the Swamp Safari & Eco Tour.
5010 US Highway 27
Clermont, FL. 34714