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Build your new home here in Citrus County and enjoy the wide variety of Florida's exciting entertainment offerings!

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Once you move into your new home in Citrus County Florida it will be a short trip to many great Florida itineraries. Explore some of Florida's finest arts offerings including many theatres, museums and cultural events. Here are only a few suggestions. In addition to the many great entertainment and cultural options you have right here in the Citrus County area, the entire State of Florida is within your reach.

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Central Florida Zoological Park | Fantasy of Flight | Florida Holocaust Museum | Florida International Museum | Florida Orchestra | Great Explorations | Mahafee Theater | Miami Museum of Science | Midieval Times Dinner Theatre | Museum of Fine Arts | Orange County History Museum | Orlando Opera | Orlando Philharmonic | Orlando Science Center | The Pier | Pirate's Dinner Adventure | Polk Museum of Art | Ringling Museum of Art | Ripley's Believe It Or Not! | Ruth Eckard Hall | Salvador Dali Museum | South Florida Science Museum | St. Petersburg Museum of History | Tampa Museum of Art | Titanic - The Exhibition | University of Central Florida Contemporary Art Museum

The Central Florida Zoological Park
Lake Monroe, Florida
new home builderEnter the enchanted, tropical world of the Central Florida Zoo, a relaxing, entertaining and educational experience for the entire family. Discover a world of animals from around the world within this intimate park nestled in the heart of Florida. Stroll along shaded, winding boardwalks and paths as you see towering elephants, search for elusive cheetahs, appreciate the beauty of bright-faced mandrills and listen to the song of the kookaburra. Or dare to meet some of the world's most venomous reptiles and non-venomous snakes, lizards and frogs in the Herpetarium.

Fantasy of Flight
Polk City, Florida
custom FL home builderThe passion and nostalgia of aviation come alive at Fantasy Of Flight, World's Greatest Aircraft Collection located in the heart of Central Florida! The vision of aviation enthusiast and historian, Kermit Weeks, Fantasy Of Flight is a tribute to the innovation and imagination of the pioneers of flight. Featuring many rare and vintage aircraft, this popular attraction transports you back to the hey-day of aviation. Welcomed by the nostalgic art-deco architecture, you will reconnect with your childhood belief that you really can fly, only at Fantasy Of Flight!

The Florida Holocaust Museum
St. Petersburg, Florida
florida luxury home communityThe Museum houses the premier permanent exhibit, History, Heritage and Hope, a compelling history of individuals who confronted hatred and violence in their own homes and communities that coped with persecution and isolation. Experience a collection of works of art, photographs and historical artifacts, in Exhibits from all over the world, an extraordinery traveling collection, which changes on a regular bases.

The Florida International Museum
St. Petersburg, Florida
central florida homeThe Florida International Museum has become Florida's premier cultural attraction, having attracted over 2.3 million visitors from all 50 states and over 100 countries since it opened in 1995. The museum was organized in 1992 for the purpose of creating a major international cultural center within a 270,000 square foot former department store building, which has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation. Exhibits include two permanent exhibitions: "The Kennedy Collection" and "The Cuban Missile Crisis: When the Cold War Got Hot".

new home floridaThe Florida Orchestra
St. Petersburg, Florida
The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay's leading performing arts institution, one of the leading professional symphony orchestras in Florida, and one of the best regional orchestras in America. With a full orchestra of 80 professional musicians, the Orchestra performs more than 150 concerts annually, including Masterworks, Super Pops, Coffee Concerts, Blue Jeans Classics, Kids Time Classics, free parks concerts, youth concerts and concerts at Pasco County's Center for the Arts in River Ridge.

Great Explorations
St. Petersburg, Florida
home florida near entertainmentA Hands On Museum. Great Explorations is a place for young minds to experience the thrill and excitement of science - to roll up your sleeves and see first-hand why things work the way they do. Experience the joy of being a kid - at any age!

Mahafee Theater for the Performing Arts
St. Petersburg, Florida
florida home near cultureA magnificent performing arts center, the Mahaffey Theater for the Performing Arts has a seating capacity of 2,000 with a backstage area, fly system, European Style boxes, handicap access and 8 dressing rooms. Considered one of the most beautiful rooms in central Florida, the Mahaffey Theater is host to the Florida Orchestra, Broadway entertainment and contemporary performers


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The Miami Museum of Science
Miami, Florida
central florida home builderDive into the sea where the mighty shark rules. Encounter sharks face-to-face as you walk through a simulated underwater habitat with life-sized models all around. Climb into a shark cage and consider the implications of a five-five-high set of shark jaws. This is just one of numerous exhibits featured.

Midieval Times Dinner Theatre
Kissimmee, Florida
florida custom homeThe lore of the Middle Ages comes alive at Medieval Times! North America's favorite dinner attraction invities you to experience the interactive educational experience. Set within the walls of a European-style castle, the live show recreates a Middle Age tournament of skill and sport, featuring valiant knights and powerful stallions. And the hands-on medieval feast is sure to please everyone! Includes a four-course dinner and a two-hour live show.

The Museum of Fine Arts
St. Petersburg, Florida
florida home near museumStrong on classical work, it features European and American art, plus Greek and Roman antiquities, and pre-Colombian and Asian art. The Palladian styled architecture is also a treat. The Museum of Fine Arts provides outstanding examples of world art in an inviting, elegant setting. The purpose of the Museum os to increase and diffuse knowledge and appreciation of art, to collect and preserve objects of artistic interest and merit, to protect works of art, to provide facilities for research, and to offer instruction and opportunities for aesthetic enjoyment of art. The Museum is dedicated to serving all people by pursuing excellence in art through collection, exhibitions, and education for its diverse audiences.

The Orange County History Museum
Orlando, Florida
house arts floridaOnly at the History Center in downtown Orlando can you travel back 12,000 years in time and fast-forward to today exploring the people, places and events that shape Central Florida. The History Center: it's new, it's fun, it's interactive. It's the past, present and future of the Central Florida area. It's for visitors and residents, and it's full of surprises!

Orlando Opera
Orlando, Florida
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Orlando Opera is proud to be Central Florida's finest resource for quality performing arts. We take vision and imagination and make it come alive each season through exciting, world-class productions both on and off the main stage.

The Orlando Philharmonic
Orlando, Florida
home FL orchestraThe Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is Central Florida's resident orchestra, The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra appearing in more than 95 performances each season. As a fully professional ensemble, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra engages the talents of more than 80 conservatory-trained musicians from around the globe.

The Orlando Science Center
Orlando, Florida
Orlando Science Center is 207,000 square-foot "hands-on" learning center with hundreds of interactives for all ages. Images surround you on the giant-screen of the Dr. Phillips CineDome.

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The Pier
St. Petersburg, Florida
florida waterfront home builderFishing takes place on the approach to The Pier and around the exterior of the building along the sea walls. Poles can be rented and bait purchased. Two and four-seater bicycles can be rented for riding around The Pier and in downtown St. Petersburg. The land and sea adventure - Duck Tours of Tampa Bay - leaves from The Pier daily. Hop aboard the Dolphin Queen sightseeing boat for a guaranteed dolphin sighting. Yacht Starship Dining Cruises are available on Sundays at The Pier featuring brunch and dinner cruises. Florida's newest attraction is now open at The Pier - Hovercraft USA - offering daily flights from the hoverport off of the Pelican Parking Lot at The Pier to Egmont Key.

Pirate's Dinner Adventure
Orlando, Florida
forida home fine diningIf you are looking for an adventurous time while visiting the International Drive area of Orlando, then this should be your first stop! Pirate's Dinner Adventure is a dinner show attraction that puts you and your family right in the middle of all of the swashbuckling action. The show is perfect for children and adults alike. A pirate adventure you will always remember.

Polk Museum of Art
Lakeland, Florida
home art museum central FloridaThe inviting entrance of the Polk Museum of Art leads into the Hollis Gallery, a gateway to the Museum's two main galleries. Here, works both historic and contemporary visit the Museum as traveling exhibitions. One of the goals of Polk Museum of Art is to stimulate awareness and appreciation of the arts through the acquisition and care of a Permanent Collection. The permanent collections focus on four collection areas: Modern and Contemporary Art, Asian Art, European and American Decorative Arts and Pre-Columbian Art.

Ringling Museum of Art
Sarasota, Florida
ringlinglogo.gif (2674bytes)The largest museum / university complex in the nation. The 66-acre estate is the legacy of John Ringling (1866-1936), one of the great business tycoons of his day. The Museum of Art, recognized as the state art museum of Florida, includes 21 galleries of internationally recognized European and American art with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Poussin and other baroque masters.

ringlingphoto.jpg (6k)In addition, the estate encompasses Ca d'Zan, the recently restored Ringling mansion; the Circus Museum; the Original Asolo theater; the Rose Garden and beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay. The Museum's art library includes a major reference collection of more than 60,000 volumes encompassing all art periods.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Orlando, Florida
homebuilder floridaThe Orlando Odditorium appears to be sinking into one of Florida's infamous sinkholes. For over 40 years, Robert Ripley - the modern Marco Polo and the real-life Indiana Jones - traveled the world collecting the unbelievable, the inexplicable, the one-of-a-kind. All of it amazing and much of it extremely amusing.

Ruth Eckard Hall
Clearwater, Florida
custom home builderRuth Eckerd Hall is convenient to all Central Florida communities and serves a five-county area. They also warmly welcome international visitors and artists to the acoustically perfect center. Since its inception in 1983, Ruth Eckerd Hall has presented the finest quality programming in all disciplines of the performing arts. According to a 2001 Poll Star report, Ruth Eckerd Hall ranked as the number 2 theatre venue worldwide in ticket sales for capacities of 2,500 or less. Ruth Eckerd Hall's education program, the largest of its kind in the state of Florida, has touched more than 1.5 million people with a commitment to life-long learning through the arts.

The Salvador Dali Museum
St. Petersburg, Florida
florida developerOn permanent display are small, earlier works to challenging, monumental paintings. The Salvador Dali Museum educates the public and promotes understanding, enjoyment and scholarly examination of art through the exhibition of works by Dali and artists of similar vision. The Salvador Dalí Museum preserves and expands its collection of art of Dalí and related archival material. In cooperation with other museums and educational institutions, the Museum is an active resource in the cultural life of local, state, national and world communities by the presentation of intriguing and varied exhibitions and programs.

South Florida Science Museum
Miami, Florida
south florida builderThe Dr. Buzz Aldrin Planetarium Theater is the centerpiece of the Museum and boasts state-of-the-art computerized audio-visual equipment. It offers daily star shows and laser concerts.

St. Petersburg Museum of History
St. Petersburg, Florida
fl home historyHome to nearly 30,000 objects and archival items relating to the history and pre-history of St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula. The St. Petersburg Museum of History's collections have appeared in books, videos, advertising, and exhibits. Their collections document such things as the first commercial airline, the development of tourism in St. Petersburg, and the history of local businesses. The St. Petersburg Museum of History's collections and archival materials are accessible for research and examination by special appointment. The Museum has many stories to share about how St. Petersburg came to be the beautiful city it is today.

The Tampa Museum of Art
Tampa, Florida
new home museumLocated along the scenic Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa, Florida, the Tampa Museum of Art provides a broad range of art-related experiences for visitors of all ages. The Museum collection includes twentieth-century and contemporary art and a renowned collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. A changing special exhibitions program provides a lively mix of classical and contemporary shows. Complementing these exhibitions are a wide range of classes, lectures, seminars, and children's activities.

Titanic - The Exhibition
Orlando, Florida
florida home near historicalThe world's first permanent Titanic Exhibition, Titanic - The Exhibition will immerse visitors in this timeless story in a way it has never been experienced before. The only full-scale Titanic room re-creations in existence, including her world-famous Grand Staircase. Over 200+ priceless artifacts and historic treasures from some of the most prestigious private collections in the world, many of them on display for the very first time.

The University of Central Florida Contemporary Art Museum
Tampa, Florida
florida home art museumThe primary mission of the USF Contemporary Art Museum is to bring to the University and the Tampa Bay community vital, investigative and scholarly contemporary exhibitions, while simultaneously contributing to the dialogue within the international arts community by organizing exhibitions, producing relevant catalogues, scheduling critically significant traveling exhibitions and by underwriting experimental projects of artists emerging on the national and the international fronts.

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