Sleep Inn & Suites Wildwood - The Villages
1224 S. Main St.
Wildwood, FL 34785
Phone: (352) 748-0507
Fax: (352) 748-6429
Arts & Museums
Boasting of a great history, the Leesburg Heritage Museum, built in 1922, was previously the base to varied businesses and organizations like the Leesburg Organization of Commerce, the Leesburg Library, several civic clubs and the renowned Leesburg High School Prom. It primarily conceptualizes a narrative of Leesburg, through the range of artifacts and memorabilia on display. A special segment is the one which explains Leesburg’s past in context with the families, churches, social organizations and city government through diverse archives. The museum also features on the National Register of Historic Places.
In the modern age of fast cars and jet planes, the Florida Carriage Museum & Resort takes you back in time. It features a collection of well-preserved carriages from Europe and United States. Apart from that, it also displays documents, artifacts and detailed information about the equine species, namely horses and donkeys. For details, call ahead.
Located northwest of Orlando in the city of Ocala just off of I-75, Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is both a drag-racing and classic car museum well worth the drive. Step inside the massive building packed full of nearly every vehicle driven by Don Garlit (including the Top Fuel Swamp Rats), several of his trophies, authentic race banners from various races, endless pictures, car parts, car memorabilia and artifacts, and several other classic hot rods, too. Visitors can learn all about the history of this racer known as "Big Daddy" or "King of the Dragsters", and there is also a gift shop on site. - Diane Dilov-Schultheis
The Old Citrus County Courthouse is a historic landmark, built in 1912, and displaying a splendid blend of architectural styles. Now a museum, its collection highlights local history and culture. The cupola made up of copper, and the clock are highlights in the design of this heritage museum. The top floor also filmed scenes of the movie Follow That Dream.
The Old Lake County Courthouse was a historic courthouse. This building now serves as a museum called the Lake County Historical Museum, located on its first floor. The museum offers a great glimpse of the history of Lake County, as well as various entertainment programs. Built in 1922, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.
Established in 1995, the Lake Eustis Museum of Art is of great significance to Eustis, Florida. It arranges various events and exhibitions of artistic value like artistic meets workshops and programs that interest visitors. It also offers classes for all levels of learning. The exhibitions are not just limited to painting and features an array of media. In additions, a literary guild is called upon each month to discuss selected range of books. Overall, the museum is great food for the soul.
The Clifford House (also called Clifford-Taylor House) was the home of G.D. Clifford. Its construction was completed in 1911. The house is the location of the Eustis Historical Museum & Preservation Society.
East Hall in Ocala, Florida, United States is also known as the Florida Industrial School for Girls, or the McPherson Government Complex. It was built in 1936 and is a one-story historic building. It was designed by architect Frank Parzaile and the building got added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 28, 1995.
Mount Dora History Museum was established as the Royellou Museum in 1978. Housed within a building that was once used as a jailhouse back in the 1920s, the museum chronicles the local history of Mount Dora. It remains open to public Tuesdays through Sundays between 1p and 4p. Group tours are available on request on between Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Located on the East Fifth Avenue in Mount Dora, Florida, Mount Dora Center for the Arts is primarily a community center. Best known for its fine art exhibitions showcasing local talent, the organization also offers various art programs. The popular Mount Dora Arts Festival is arranged by the center's authorities.