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Lake Virginia

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Address: Winter Park, FL
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Boat ride on several Winter Park lakes.

It was well worth the time and money to take boat around several lakes and see the mansions you wouldn't get to see normally. The driver was very knowledgeable about the houses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was well worth the time and money to take boat around several lakes and see the mansions you wouldn't get to see normally. The driver was very knowledgeable about the houses and the history of Winter Park. Also see Rollins College ($57,000 tuition?) and its many waterfront building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We did the boat cruise - two adults aged 50+ and two teenage girls - and all enjoyed it. Very informative commentary with lots of interesting tales but also respectful of the lakeside residents' privacy. It was surprisingly cool out on the lakes, I guess it was winter, after all.

Thank Catherinetas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

The Chain of Lakes. I cannot recall how many times I have taken visitors on a boat ride on the Chain of Lakes. All the guides are outstanding and the boat ride through the narrow canals takes you to very distinct lakes creating a beautiful experience. We revived history looking at the mansions owned by prominent people, past and present,... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went on the scenic boat tour that took us to this beautiful lake. The homes are gorgeous and those canals are so incredible. Learned about famous people that live there and that cute tree in the middle of the lake, so adorable. I recommend all to go visit.

St. Louis MO
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We took a boat tour on this beautiful lake and enjoyed every minute. The homes on this lake are amazing and hold so much history.

Thank Aggie53
Sanford, Florida
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Traversing the almost ancient(for Florida) canals if an outstanding adventure that ALL Floridians and visitors alike will enjoy. Dress appropriately as the Pontoon Boat is an open craft.

Thank VanDan65
Winter Park, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I live in the area. Definitely a must see! There's multiple lakes that all connect. Take a stroll around Rollins college while viewing the lake, take a walk along park ave, and/or check out the boat tours which departs on the neighboring Lake Osceola. So much to do! Enjoy!'

1 Thank Andrew T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My girlfriend and I took the boat tour and it was so good. It was so interesting and the setting was beautiful. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable of the history of the town, it’s architecture and its inhabitants. If you are visiting Orlando, I implore you to take a day and visit this town and especially take the boat... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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255 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a pleasant way to spend a hour or two on a nice day, touring the lakes in Winter Park and viewing a lot of really impressive homes.

Thank George E
Windsor, Canada
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338 reviews
148 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Lake Virginia is perhaps the prettiest of the three 'downtown' lakes that form the center of historic Winter Park. The best way to see the lake is to take the historic Winter Park Lake Tour located in the old historic area of Winter Park, just off Park Avenue. For $12 you get a one hour tour of Lakes Virginia, Oseola... More 

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