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12 Awesome Things to Do in Brooksville, Florida

January 18, 2022 4 min read

Located on the West Central Coast of Florida, Brooksville, FL, is in Hernando County and is an hour and a half away from Orlando. Compared to the bigger cities in Florida, Brooksville often gets overlooked. However, this beautiful city has a lot to offer visitors. While there’s plenty to do, these are the 10 awesome things to do in Brooksville, Florida.

12 Awesome Things to Do in Brooksville, Florida

Most of the places you’ll see on this list can be found in the downtown area of Brooksville or nearby. If you’re looking to do all 10 things on the list, you may need to drive across the city to get to certain places. To get a visual of what the trip would look like if you did everything on the list, keep scrolling down for a map of the fun places to check out.

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Mountaineer Coffee

Looking for a good coffee spot? Then check out Mountaineer Coffee. This awesome coffee spot is located on Brooksville Main Street, where you’ll find a few good shops and restaurants. Mountaineer Coffee also has a market inside that sells all sorts of things such as shirts, coffee bags, and more.

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The Hernando County Courthouse

The Courthouse is quite a beautiful building, which is also located on Main Street. While there may not be anything fun to do in the Hernando County Courthouse, it’s always nice to pass by it and admire its beauty. Especially during Christmas when they put up all the Christmas decorations.

Sweetfields Farm

Although this farm is open during certain seasons, it’s still a great farm to visit. Especially, around May when their sunflowers are in season. When they are open, they have fun activities for the kids to enjoy.

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Boyett’s Grove and Citrus Attraction

One of my favorite attractions in Brooksville, Boyett’s Grove offers visitors hours of fun. This unique gift shop has an ice cream shop, quirky displays, an art gallery, and fruit for purchase. On top of that, they also have a zoo where visitors can feed the animals, there’s also a dinosaur cave, aquariums, and mini golf. This place is fun, and you can spend anywhere from 2-4 hours there.

The prices vary depending on what you do, but the general admission is $14.99 and the all-inclusive pass for adults is $21.99. The place is not the newest and it does have a 1970s feel to it, but that’s what makes it so charming! it was great to see all the animals and the aquarium was wonderful as well.

Things to do in Brooksville Florida

The Lazy Maid Creperie

Nestled in the historic downtown district of Brooksville, The Lazy Maid Creperie is such a cool restaurant to visit. Not only will you find some delicious dishes, but the decor is quite fun with umbrellas and beautiful decor all around. Even the bathroom is nicely decorated to appear more Victorian.

Sparacia Witherell Family Winery & Vineyards

A family-owned winery and vineyard overlooking beautiful Florida Farmlands. The Sparacia Witherell Family Winery & Vineyards is a great stop for anyone who loves wine.

FLG X – Adventure Course

Near Boyett’s Grove is FLG X-Adventure Course, offering visitors zip-lining aerial obstacles, challenging elements, and more. This is fun for adults and kids, and the prices are quite affordable, perfect for anyone on a budget.

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Coney Island Drive-Inn

If you’re an Elvis fan or like to see places where famous people have been to, then Coney Island Drive-Inn should be your next stop. In 1961, Elvis Presley was in Inverness filming a movie and ventured down to Coney Island for one of the Famous Footlongs. Now, when going into this vintage diner, you’ll see an Elvis shrine. You’ll also find hotdogs, burgers, and shakes at very low prices. Of course, these low prices are to be paid with cash only.

NJoy Spirits Distillery

Known for its Whiskey and Rum, NJoy Spirits Distillery has won quite a few awards for their distillery. NJoy Spirits also has a tour and tasting event. While the Distillery tour is free to the public, the tasting is $8 per adult. They also have a gift shop with a variety of locally made products. The Distillery Tour and Tasting is on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 6 pm. No reservation is required.

Withlacoochee State Forest

Looking for more of a nature setting? Then visit Withlacoochee State Forest. This place has some of the best trails for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding and there’s also canoeing. You can also camp here, whether in a trailer or primitive.

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Mermaid Tail Trail

Going on the Mermaid Tail Trail is an awesome way to see the city without spending money. Throughout Brooksville, you’ll find beautiful mermaid statues hand-painted by an artist living in Florida. There are 27 throughout Hernando County, so this will keep you and the kiddos busy!

Historic Marker Driving Tour

If you want to learn more about Hernando County and Brooksville’s history, take a Historic Marker Driving Tour. You won’t need to hop on a bus or anything. Instead, this is a tour you’ll need to do on your own. You can find a brochure with a map of all the historic markers at the Brooksville Welcome Center.

Map

If you’re like me and like to plan ahead of time, below is a map of some of the places. I’d recommend starting out at Sparacia and ending at NJoy to make this a smooth trip!

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Brooksville, Florida is such a charming city with quirky stores and attractions, and a city to visit.

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