Florida Citrus Tower
Florida Citrus Tower
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About
The Citrus Tower stands unrivaled as a majestic and monumental tribute to Central Florida’s famed citrus industry and its lush subtropical groves. With the area’s changing economic climate, the Tower serves as a beacon guiding a burgeoning new business and population base to the scenic South Lake County region. The original plans specified a tower of 75 feet, but when completed the Citrus Tower rose to a lofty height of 226 feet ( equivalent to 22 stories), the tip of the highest antenna pierces the sky at a point of 500 feet above sea level. The glass enclosed observation deck allows visitors to observe the panoramic view of the rolling hills of Florida’s ridge section and hundreds of spring-fed lakes in the surrounding 8 county area.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • MamaC
    35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice View
    Our visit was ok but it's not something I would return to. Staff was pleasant. There is a little gift/coffee shop on the ground floor. Price to go up the tower is $11. You ride an elevator to the top and have a great view of the city and surrounding lakes. Everything was very clean and it looked like they were working hard to keep it maintained.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 26, 2023
  • Matthew B
    Grayling, Michigan15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New Heights
    Pretty cool to view the area from such height! Even cooler that they had a light show for the holidays in the evening! If you are ever in the Clermont area, go visit. Also try the Presidential Museum next door!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written February 1, 2024
  • elizabeth d
    Cumberland, Maryland16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views
    We went to the tower one afternoon and we realized how far we could see on a clear day (all the way to Cap Canaveral) so we decided to come back to see the launch of a SpaceX shuttle...it was amazing witnessing such an event!! We were a little far (90 miles or so) but with a good pair of binoculars, it was perfect!!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 3, 2024
  • sskroll
    Orlando, Florida1,070 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great View
    What a great view of the surrounding area. We were there on a clear day and could see for miles. You pay in the coffee shop downstairs and take the elevator to the top. There are old ads and posters from years ago when it opened and some about the history. There are benches to sit on all around the top which is enclosed now.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 17, 2024
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JohnLitton
Orlando, FL46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Okay, so I first visited the Citrus Tower as a young 7 year old boy with my grandfather. He was a truck driver and made regular deliveries from Miami to Clermont, and then to Georgia, back to Clermont and then home to Miami. The Citrus Tower is a memory that always brings smiles.

The view has changed. Gone are the citrus groves and Lake County has undergone a remarkable change in the development of new homes and commercial development. But that view is still so awesome!

$11 and you take a trip up 22 floors to the observation deck where you can stay as long as you like. Grab a cup of that amazing coffee in the coffee shop on the 1st floor and just enjoy watching the clouds, the views, the lakes and the wonder of ot all.

Always been one of my favorite spots to go and is still today! You will not be disappointed!
Written October 25, 2022
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Minneola109 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
This is Clermont's tourist attraction and landmark. The elevator ride is really fun for kids under 15. This is what tourist attractions were like when I was a kid. You have to make reservations on their website to ride the tower it seems. Not sure if you can purchase a ticket at the coffee shop. Best time to go to the tower is a half an hour before sunset and stay until dark. You will see the surrounding city and the lights at night. I would especially recommend doing this two weeks before Christmas to see those lights and July 4th evening if they are open to see the fireworks from the theme park area.
During the past two or more years they have changed the lobby to a very nice coffee shop atmosphere. Still smells musty but with a coffee cut to it. The gift shop has been replaced with a very small coffee shop. For a non-coffee drinker, bring your own water as they don't even sell bottled water. They have a very small selection of beverages, coffee and citrus varieties. Nothing I would be willing to try. The seating and atmosphere is great for a group of friends to get together and chat inside. No outside seating. Bathrooms are still strange, toilets don't flush etc. Age of the building issues. But it's still a landmark and open. There are very few offerings for souvenirs. Some local artists artwork and postcards. Sadly, the best Florida Souvenir gift shop in Clermont is gone.
Written February 19, 2022
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Brian M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
It is exactly what is advertised: You go up 22 stories and view the surrounding area. The first floor was clean and well maintained. The elevator was in good working condition. It was partly cloudy (high clouds) the day we were there. I could see the high rises of Downtown Orlando in the distance. We used a Groupon.
Written April 15, 2022
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Clifton H
Clermont, FL48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Built in the 1950’s this tribute to the citrus industry and the people involved is an interesting stop.Ride the elevator up to the top and see for miles. Built well before Disneyworld was even remotely considered by Walt...
A throwback to the mid 20th century.
Written February 24, 2020
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Shirley M
Daytona Beach, FL77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
This place has been on my list for awhile, glad to finally see it. The ride up the inside elevator 226 feet was very fast and quiet .everyone should visit at least once. It's been part of Clermont since 1956
Written October 11, 2020
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OBX717
Florida1,345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit and were glad we had a Groupon. There is a short film you can watch (no sound) in the lobby which houses a small coffee shop and gift shop. You ride the elevator up to the observation deck to get a panoramic view. Unfortunately urban sprawl has encroach so I am guessing the view is not as spectacular as when it was built. We plan to go back to take pictures of a sun set. Of course we will be using a Groupon if we do it. Without a Groupon IMHO it is not worth the cost of admission.
Written January 14, 2022
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N9eav
Cornwall, UK698 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Seen the tower on many visits, but never been to the top. Found a deal on Groupon for 2 adults only $11.90. Thought it was worth that much. It was only just.... I guess you get to see the stores, houses and lakes from 245 feet up. Nothing much up the top, so 10-15 mins should do it. I would think full price a bit much really. The coin drop was a bit of a joke as you have to press your ear to an old pipe to hear your coin go ting as it hits the bottom supposedly. It was an average thing to do, could have been better with a bit more history or exhibits
Written March 6, 2020
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MamaC
35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Our visit was ok but it's not something I would return to. Staff was pleasant. There is a little gift/coffee shop on the ground floor. Price to go up the tower is $11. You ride an elevator to the top and have a great view of the city and surrounding lakes. Everything was very clean and it looked like they were working hard to keep it maintained.
Written October 26, 2023
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dougb269
Winter Garden, FL175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The Citrus Tower has been a Florida attraction for many years and we are glad we visited yesterday. It was a Florida tourist "hotspot" before Disney World was even on the drawing board. Although most of the citrus trees are gone now, there is even more to see now in Clermont. We also enjoyed a couple of orange beverages in the coffee shop and watched a short video about the tower's construction and history. Lots of fun!
Written July 12, 2021
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elizabeth d
Cumberland, MD16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We went to the tower one afternoon and we realized how far we could see on a clear day (all the way to Cap Canaveral) so we decided to come back to see the launch of a SpaceX shuttle...it was amazing witnessing such an event!! We were a little far (90 miles or so) but with a good pair of binoculars, it was perfect!!
Written February 3, 2024
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