Steam or Diesel Train Ride for Two or Four with the Orange Blossom Cannonball (Up to 47% Off)

Orange Blossom Cannonball

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Up to 47% Off

Customer Reviews

625 Ratings

The trip is short, but great for kids!
Stephanie S. · December 27, 2014
The train is a great adjunct to a day in Mt. Dora, while the ride into the past is short, it is a piece of Americana. Mt Dora is a very neat place with lots to do, it was a great day
Gloria J. · November 18, 2014
We sat in the upper level of the caboose for the first half of the trip. Great view and very fun.
Barbara H. · November 17, 2014

What You'll Get


Locomotives revolutionized transportation, allowing people to travel across the country without having to convince a horse that the route is "mostly downhill." Travel back to this groundbreaking era with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $35 for two adult tickets to ride a steam or diesel train (up to $65.44 value)
  • $69 for four adult tickets to ride a steam or diesel train (up to $130.88 value)

Hop aboard the vintage steam engine or a diesel alternative, both of which alternate round trips between Mount Dora and Tavares. Click here to view upcoming trips.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Offer is not valid for special excursion trains. May depart from Mount Dora or Tavares, but must pick your boarding location before you board. Bring your Groupon voucher to exchange for tickets. Steam locomotive not available until 9/1/14. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Orange Blossom Cannonball


Tavares is home to one of cinema's longest-enduring performers. In 1964, this star debuted alongside Robert Redford in This Property Is Condemned, and more and more films would follow that initial role, including True Grit and Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? An impressive resume for any actor, but even more so considering this star is over 100 years old. The Orange Blossom Cannonball, appropriately nicknamed "America's movie train," has hurtled down the tracks in classic westerns and other films for half a century, though its roots stretch back much further. The 1907 steam locomotive pulls vintage coaches and a caboose, complete with a potbelly stove made in 1873.

When not sharing screen time with George Clooney or his five identical siblings, the train carries the general public along the banks of Lake Dora. Hours aboard the locomotive seemed ripped from another time—conductors and staff don period costumes, and they spin tales of the train's past as well as the history of the area.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.