Drive-Thru Alligator Park Located in Beautiful Central Florida. AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Just Minutes From The Villages You and your family will have the opportunity to feed, hold, and have your photo taken with our alligators, including “Big Al”—a giant gator just waiting to make your acquaintance. Young visitors will enjoy the small and cuddly animals in our petting zoo. There will be opportunities to feed and interact with the goats and sheep and, as an added attraction, a visit to the “Bunny House” makes it possible to hold a live (and very friendly) rabbit. There is something exciting for everyone here at GatorWorld Parks of Florida; Come check us out!
Agricultural and aquacultural destinations
Sumter County Fairgrounds
The Sumter County Fairgrounds is becoming one of the most popular event locations in the area. Besides the fun Sumter County Fair in March, it is host year-round to a wide variety of events including one of the largest auto swap meets in Florida, horse shows, concerts and other events you might expect in an outdoor setting.
Sumter Equestrian Center
Sumter Equestrian Center, Inc was established in 2003 and is a growing horse show facility in the Heart of Central Florida. Sumter Equestrian Center was built by the Wade Family with family oriented horse shows in mind. Offers competitive yet affordable horse shows to our followers each year. SEC offers one of the most competitive venues for Hunter, Jumper, Dressage riders as well as All Breed horse shows in Florida. We play host to many Florida and National horse show clubs including the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, Area C 4-H Horse Shows, Sumter County & Florida 4-H Horse Advisory Horse Shows, American Driving Society’s Combined Driving Events, American Warmblood Society Inspections and the Southern Draft Horse Association Horse Pulls.
Idlewild Lodge & RV Park
Idlewild Lodge and RV Park is a beautiful lakefront family get-a-way that offers lots of fun for everyone! Guests enjoy camping, fishing, boating, kayaking, basketball, bike riding, bird watching, swimming or lounging around the pool with a good book. We have hosted family reunions, weddings, church retreats, class reunions and impromptu family get togethers. Immaculate cottages provide a quiet, peaceful place to relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Family owned/operated and positive family atmosphere keeps guests coming back again and again.
Pana Vista Lodge
Pana Vista Lodge is operated with an old fashion Florida fish camp atmosphere. It is a full service fish camp complete with a live bait and a tackle shop. Pana Vista Lodge has also been a sales and service dealership for Johnson & Evinrude outboard motors since the late 1950′s, with many service parts on hand. It’s fully furnished, rustic but modernized, cabins offer everything a fisherman or family needs for a day, week, or longer. For those who prefer to camp, Pana Vista Lodge offers a full hook-up R.V. park and a primitive tent camping area to cover everyone’s camping needs. Bring your own boat or even rent a fishing boat or pontoon boat for a day out on the water.