Friday, August 1, 2014

Showcase of Citrus

Ready to go! The truck was HUGE!!

Last week we packed up the kids and headed out for an adventure to Showcase of Citrus. It is off the beaten path, in Clermont, about 10 minutes from Disney. They have lots of fun things to do for kids, including a playground, farm animals to feed, and the main attraction, monster truck rides! They also have you pick orange trees that are open seasonally.

But back to the reason we went, the monster trucks! The ride is not a quick 5 minute around the loop kind of thing, but an adventure! We were gone for about an hour and a half, driving through orange groves, swamps and beautiful country land. Our tour guide, Anthony, was awesome and made sure that every child had the opportunity to drive the truck for a bit, which I know was the highlight of my son's morning! Our tour guide promised to stop and try to catch any wildlife we saw along the way, including snakes, spiders, turtles and gators. The only thing we did see was a banana spider which he caught and brought on the truck for all to see before returning the spider to it's web. They also have some animals on the property, including a zebra, which we stopped and the kids had a chance to feed. Once back from the ride, they have a store with locally grown produce, honey and other fun things. They also have orange slushies which were a hit with the kids! 

Driving all on his own!

Feeding the animals!
Overall, I definitely recommend checking out Showcase of Citrus in Clermont. The kids had a blast and it was fun doing something different. They often have deals listed on Groupon or Amazon Local, so check those out before going! 

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