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“Worth a quick stop”

Florida Citrus Tower
Ocala, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worth a quick stop”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Stopped by with the wife and kids on the way down HWY 27 South to Legoland and Disney. Was kind of nostalgic as we entered the gift shop; it was obvious it has had its heyday in the '50's, '60's and 70's. The bell carillon was interesting in how it played all sorts of songs, even Top 40 songs.

The view definitely had a "wow factor" to it when first arriving on the observation deck. It was a 360 degree view of the lakes and hills of Clermont that went for miles. Even Walt Disney World was visible--could clearly see Space Mountain and the Contemporary Hotel in the distance.

It was worth a short visit.

Visited February 2013
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Asheville
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cool”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

On a clear day, you can see forever. Very interesting to see the old pictures on the posts and compare to the current view.

Visited January 2013
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Clermont
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Not as much to see”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Not very exciting for kids to go to the top of the tower to see nothing but housing developments. It is certainly not worth traveling out of your way to see.

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Thank BJSClermont
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Clermont, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“High veiws of lake country and surrounding area.”
Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Only do it in cool weather it gets hot up there.$6 is a little high but there is a AAA discount .not much bit some. Fun to look around.Does not take much time. Get out and stretch your legs .if on a road trip. I take people who visit me in the area.

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florida
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Old time Florida”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

This tower doesn't have the impact it did back in the 50's because of the lack of citrus trees. The citrus industry in Florida has taken a hit from freezes and disease. There are no longer the breath taking views of miles and miles of groves. Now there are miles and miles of developement.

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