Things To Do In DeLand


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  • Reptile Discovery Center
    At the Reptile Discovery Center, visitors hobnob with rare reptiles in up-close encounters with snakes, lizards, tortoises, and alligators in controlled environments and exhibits. Explorers of all ages traverse a jungle of educational exhibits coming face-to-face with real-live reptiles such as baby alligators, florida pine snakes, and “Naja”, a 6-foot asian water monitor. The center functions as a working farm, providing shelter and nutrition to hundreds of species collected from around the globe, pro-tecting them from increasingly unstable environments and frequent, annoying visits from Carmen Sandiego.
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    2710 Big John Drive
    De Land, FL US
  • Daytona SkyDive
    Daytona Skydive's experienced instructors accompany fledgling flyers on awe-evoking plunges above scenic Daytona Beach areas, using sturdy Sigma tandem parachute systems. During a one-on-one briefing, instructors take about 10 minutes to detail procedures and characterize the experience through a series of whooshing noises. Students don stylish jump suits before embarking on a 15- to 20-minute plane ride, during which groups soar to heights of up to 14,000 feet.
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    1600 Fliteline Blvd.
    De Land, FL US
  • Airboat and Gator Charters
    Airboat & Gator Charters’ expert swamponauts ably escort guests through the placid waters of central Florida’s most serene lakes and rivers. Customers can hop aboard a 425-horsepower Diamondback airboat for a 90-minute private tour, which offers the chance to glimpse wildlife including bald eagles, herons, red-tailed hawks, manatees, turtles, and alligators. The high-performance watercraft seats up to six and comes equipped with a USCG-licensed captain, who will harness the power of the boat’s Piratecom headsets to point out targets for your eyes, whether they're animal, plant, or the occasional plantanimal. The private tours are offered year-round and launch throughout the day, from sunrise to sunset. Choose to embark on a daytime trip, which features views of the American alligator’s daily tanning habits, or embark on the nighttime tour and hope for a rare sighting of the white-tailed deer’s annual sighting of its tail.
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    760 Tedders Court
    De Leon Springs, FL US
  • Abbey Wine and Beer Bar
    For a quick and easy bite to eat, Abbey Wine and Beer Bar in De Land's DeLand serves piping hot pizza. Watching your diet? Stay on track at Abbey Wine and Beer Bar, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat options. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Abbey Wine and Beer Bar offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Abbey Wine and Beer Bar. Come order a flavorful feast at Abbey Wine and Beer Bar, and sit outside if it's nice! Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at Abbey Wine and Beer Bar. During the pizzeria's weekend rush, waiting in line is the name of the game (so avoid Friday and Saturday nights if you're looking for something quick). Abbey Wine and Beer Bar's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. Call Abbey Wine and Beer Bar for catering if you have a big event coming up. null Leave your piggy bank at home! With prices under $15, you can eat at Abbey Wine and Beer Bar for next to nothing.
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    117 North Woodland Boulevard
    De Land, FL US
  • Florida Museum for Women Artists
    Historically, women artists have often struggled to find a space to express themselves in a field dominated by men. The Florida Museum for Women Artists works to change that by offering 7,300 square feet of facilities and galleries dedicated to promoting and showcasing women artists and their work. Three different galleries allow visitors to gaze upon a selection of contemporary art in exhibitions that rotate ever 10 weeks and include juried shows, selections from collections, and traveling exhibits. Previous and upcoming exhibitions include a variety of ceramic, sculptural, and painted works, along with photographs and textiles. Past shows have even included the innovative exhibit Witness to Creativity, which allowed viewers to watch live as artists created installations over the course of a week. The facility also includes a museum shop and café and also hosts fused-glass jewelry, wineglass painting, and mosaic classes.
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    100 N. Woodland Blvd., Ste 1
    De Land, FL US
  • Competition 101 Racing School
    Using the experiences gained during years as a professional racecar driver and builder, Competition 101 Racing School founder Stuart Lycett trains the next generation of podium finishers during one-on-one racing lessons. Whether behind the wheel of stock cars, Trans Am T2 sports cars, sprint cars, or open-wheel cars, pupils soak in on-track experience on dirt tracks, short ovals, speedways, or road circuits while radios and on-board video cameras record every turn for scrutiny during future feedback sessions. In addition to their introductory class, instructors also offer one-, two-, and three-day school programs. After the three-day program, studious speedsters may complete their training by competing in a sanctioned race event in front of paying spectators and a real checkered flag. Stuart and his crew also welcome interns willing to work for six months in exchange for a free three-day racing school program.
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    1500 Florida 40
    DeLeon Springs, FL US
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