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17 Best and Fun Things To Do In Avon Park Florida

Situated in central Florida, approximately an hour and a half’s drive from Orlando, is the picturesque town of Avon Park that’s a popular vacation spot for many reasons.

First, it’s ideal location at the halfway point between the Atlantic Coast to the east and the Gulf Coast to the west provides visitors with easy access to world-class beaches, national and state parks, plus a wide variety of cultural and historical attractions.

Second, the town itself is surrounded by a large number of lakes, creating the perfect backdrop for a plethora of outdoor activities.

Lastly, it’s home to an iconic dining establishment that’s said to serve some of the best fried chicken in the entire state.

Of course, this is just a small sample of what Avon Park has to offer. If you would like to find out more about what there is to do here, continue reading for a comprehensive list of recommendations

The 17 Most Popular Things To Do In Avon Park Florida

17. Lake Glenada

5.0 ★★★★★ (1 review)

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16. Lake Byrd

4.5 ★★★★★ (2 reviews)

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15. Bonnet Lake

4.4 ★★★★☆ (5 reviews)

14. Lake Letta

4.8 ★★★★★ (10 reviews)

13. Little Red Water Lake

3.8 ★★★★☆ (10 reviews)

12. Lake Adelaide

4.5 ★★★★★ (11 reviews)

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11. Lake Sebring

4.8 ★★★★★ (22 reviews)


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10. Lake Olivia

4.6 ★★★★★ (54 reviews)

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Our Top picks

9. Lake Verona

5.0 ★★★★★ (5 reviews)

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8. Lake Lotela

4.7 ★★★★★ (9 reviews)

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7. SFSC Museum of Florida Art and Culture

4.7 ★★★★★ (12 reviews)


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Location: 600 W College Dr Avon Park FL

Tel:  863 784 7240

6. Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art & HCA Cultural Center

4.8 ★★★★★ (13 reviews)

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Location: 310 W Main Street Avon Park FL

Tel:  863 414 1578

5. Lake Tulane

4.7 ★★★★★ (16 reviews)


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4. Avon Park Depot Museum

4.3 ★★★★☆ (41 reviews)

Location: 3 N Museum Ave Avon Park FL

Tel:  863 453 3525

3. Lake Denton

4.5 ★★★★★ (51 reviews)

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2. Avon Park Mowerplex

4.8 ★★★★★ (64 reviews)


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Location: 2155 W Herrick Road Avon Park FL

Tel:  863 241 6930

1. Donaldson Park

4.3 ★★★★☆ (580 reviews)


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Location: 109 E Main Street Avon Park FL

Tel:  863 452 4414

Final Words:

Thank you for reading our list of the best things to do in Avon Park Florida! We hope it helped you plan the perfect itinerary for your next trip to this fantastic destination. Happy travels!

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