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“Much ado about nothing.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Dora

Lake Dora
Mount Dora, FL
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Mount Dora
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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“Much ado about nothing.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011 via mobile

Arrived with family after an hours drive, but disappointed in the rather run-down appearance of the town. Went there primarily to go on a 2-hour lake tour, but having arrived and waited for Captain Doolittle (with another family waiting), it would appear that the name is reminiscent of the verb; Captain Doolittle never arrived and no boat trip happened. Strongly advise that you ring to confirm boat trip is running before departing for Mount Dora. If there is absolutely nothing else to do and you have all the time in the world, then Mount Dora might be worth a visit.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“natural beauty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

We have walked along the lake boardwalk, very easy to do and relaxing.

Visited December 2011
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pompano beach fl
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“A great week-end get-a-way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

Mt. Dora is so special, especially at Christmas time. The light exhibit by the yacht Club were even more beautiful than my last visit. The parade, an old fashion treat. We loved the house tour, and the hospitality of the residents.

Visited December 2011
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“tranquil lakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

peaceful with beautiful sunset and the tour guide gave us localinformation as well as history and indigenous facts.

Visited October 2011
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Sarasota, FL
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“Mt. Dora Not That Impressive Any More”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Mt. Dora is still quaint and somewhat charming as a Florida town, mostly by its juxtaposition to other Florida towns, but it seems to have declined a bit since we last visited five years ago.

The railroad no longer offers scenic train rides and the shops seem to be clones of each other these days. There used to be more variety than the clothes shops and souvenir shops that dominate now.

If you're in Orlando, it's worth a couple of hours to walk around but as for an extended stay, there's not much to do.

Visited July 2011
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