The Town of DeLand, and De Leon Springs State Park

By Gary McKechnie I love the town of DeLand, home of the Museum of Florida Art. And if you visiting DeLand, head just a few miles north of downtown and you’ll find De Leon Springs State Park. In addition to a wonderful natural spring here, the really amazing thing is that – inside the ruins of…

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Florida Stories: A Walking Tour of Deland

By Tom Scherberger Want to explore the cultural, historical, and architectural treasures of Deland, Fla.? There’s an app for that. Just go to Florida Stories Walking Tours, and download the app created by the Florida Humanities Council. With this app you can learn, at your own pace and on your…

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Step Back Into America's Past in Historic DeLand

By Gary McKechnie Historic DeLand "just seems to embody everything that's good about Florida," says VISIT FLORIDA Insider Gary McKechnie. "It's a quiet town — there's just a sense of Americana here that you can't find in a lot of places." There are no chain stores here. Browse LPs at Groovy…

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Skydiving in Florida at Skydive DeLand

By Sandra Ketcham Every year, thousands of people take their first jump into the world of skydiving. It's the closest thing humans have to non-mechanical flight. It's also highly addictive, and many people who try it become frequent jumpers. For some, it's a fun way to spend a weekend and enjoy…

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DeLand, Winter Park and Sanford

Looking for a road trip with museums, skydiving, and fishing? We've got it. Heritage Highlights Sanford was a steamboat port on the St. Johns River and the "celery capital of the world." The Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd., offers a broad historical view of the area. This museum…

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