The Baker House
5744 Moog Rd, Elfers
In 1882, Samuel Baker built a "cracker
style" house that still stands in Pasco County. Visitors can
tour the house and learn about this fascinating house style - the
house was built entirely of wood, but lacks any structural frame
and is held together by distribution of the weight of the roof and
second story evenly on the unsupported walls. The Baker House is
one of the oldest "cracker style" houses in Pasco County.
Free - Sat. 11-3 pm.
The Pasco Arts Center
5744 Moog Rd, Holiday
Housed in the 1937 Anderson House, this gallerys
main floor features up to eight local artists or traveling shows
annually. Volunteers guide you through the galleries, and the Arts
Centers gift shop displays and sells the works of area artists
including paintings, fiber arts, pottery and more.
Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pioneer Florida Museum
15602 Pioneer Museum Rd, Dade City
Located one mile from downtown, this museum
features horse-drawn buggies, a steam-powered locomotive, Indian
artifacts, musical instruments, period costumes, and a collection
of Roseville pottery. Historic buildings, including the Lacoochee
School, the Trilby Depot, and the Enterprise Methodist Church, can
also be found here. Other museum features include replicated pioneer
doctor and dentist offices, and a miniature doll collection of Floridas
first ladies in their inaugural gowns. Tues. - Sun. 1 - 5 p.m. Tours
available for six or more.
40440 Chancey Rd, Zephyrhills
Just minutes from I-75, youll find a world-famous spot for
skydiving enthusiasts. Skydive City offers numerous services, and
hosts events throughout the year. Amenities include a covered parking
tent, food concessions, an after-hours bar, photography and video
services, and shuttle service to major airports. These amenities,
coupled with the facilitys exceptional staff have contributed
to its reputation as one of the worlds premier drop zones.
800-404-9399 or 813-783-9399. www.skydivecity.com
St. Leo University - St. Leo
This Catholic, coeducational liberal arts
university was founded by the Benedictine Order and chartered by
the State of Florida in 1889. The university remains a favorite
historical landmark in eastern Pasco, and tours include the Old
Water Tower, Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, Saint Edward Hall, Saint
Leo Abbey Cemetery, Saint Leo Abbey Church, and the colleges
oldest structure, the Saint Leo Abbey-Saint Leo Hall. St. Leo boasts
170 acres of rolling hills nestled along a spring-fed lake.
352-588-8283 or 800-334-5532.
West Pasco Historical Museum
6431 Circle Blvd, New Port Richey
Located in the 1913 Seven Springs School House,
this museum is home to an extensive library of County and State
information and photographs. The museum boasts a collection of memorabilia
from historical Pasco buildings, quilts, china, Indian artifacts,
glassware and other antiques. The Country Corner Gift Shop sells
many unique items. Free - Fri. & Sat. 1 - 4 p.m.
Historic Downtown Dade
City - Dade City
Self-guided walking and driving tours of the
historic downtown Dade City yield treasures of yesteryear as well
as contemporary styles. See shops housed in early 20th-century cottages
and houses. And with over 15 antique and specialty shops, a whole
day can be spent discovering Dade City. A shopping guide and map
is available at the Pasco County Visitors & Convention Bureau
or the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce.
| J. B. Starkeys
12959 St. Rd 54, Odessa
Enjoy an open-air buggy ride through a real
working Florida ranch, where you will see some of Floridas most
unique and special ecosystems. Wooded uplands, flatwoods, and cypress
swamps, deer, wild turkey, Sandhill cranes, alligators and hawks can
be seen throughout the tour. Tour guides provide details about nature,
history, and conservation. Wildlife, bird watching, and specialty
photography tours are also available.
813-926-1133 or 877-734-WILD
Disney MGM Studios
Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando
This working TV and film studio and theme
park features attractions including The Great Movie Ride, SuperStar
Television, Monster Sound Show, Jim Hensons Muppet Vision
3D, Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular and others. Hours vary seasonally.
The Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando
This attraction features seven lands with
attractions, restaurants, and shops based on Disney themes of fantasy,
yesterday, and tomorrow: Adventureland, Liberty Square, Frontierland,
Main St. USA, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and Mickeys Toontown
Fair. Hours vary seasonally. 407-824-4321.
Sea World of Florida
7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando
A marine adventure park featuring polar adventure Wild Arctic, Key
West at Sea World, and exciting marine mammal shows with Shamu the
killer whale and others. Experience rides including the Journey
to Atlantis, a water-coaster thrill ride through the mysterious
lost city. Opens 9 a.m., closing times vary by season. 407-351-3600
Universal Studios Florida
1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando
As well as being the largest working motion
picture and television studio outside of Hollywood, this facility
includes a theme park. Visitors can "Ride the Movies"
like Terminator 2 3-D, Back to the Future, and Jaws. Opens 9 a.m.,
closing times vary. 407-363-8000.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
3000 E Busch Blvd, Tampa
This 335-acre African-themed family entertainment park features
world-class animal habitats, thrill rides, live entertainment, shopping,
and dining. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. 813-987-5082.
The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Dr, Tampa
Here, visitors can discover the great outdoors as they come face
to face with more than 6,000 native Florida aquatic plants and animals.
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. 813-273-4000.
Lowry Park Zoo
7530 North Blvd, Tampa
A natural habitat setting, exotic birds sanctuary,
and childrens petting zoo are featured at this zoo. More than
14 species of primates, the rare Indian rhino, Sumatran tiger, bald
eagles, black bear, bison, otters, American alligator, manatees,
and other animals call the Lowry Park Zoo home. 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks
Greek sponge divers originally settled this town, and sponge docks
and authentic sponge boats still in use can be found here. Shops
and restaurants abound, and guided tours are available. 727-937-6109
Weeki Wachee Spring Waterpark
6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee
This "City of Mermaids" features daily underwater mermaid
shows, birds of prey, and exotic bird shows, a wilderness river
cruise, petting zoo, and more.
Mon. - Thurs. 10:00 - 5:00; Fri. - Sun. 10:00 - 6:00. 877-GO-WEEKI