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We understand the challenges of planning a family vacation on a shoestring budget. Stretching the dollar is more important now than ever. So we've made it a little easier with oodles of exciting, fun and FREE activities!

Many of our parks, nature preserves and conservation lands
are also FREE and open to the public. Your family will enjoy the diversity of our recreational offerings!

African American Museum of the Arts
 Address: 325 S. Clara Ave. - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32721
 Phone: 386-736-4004      Fax: 386-736-4088
The African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand is the region's only museum devoted primarily to African American and Caribbean American cultural art. It is home to a permanent collection of more than 200 artifacts, including sculptures and ceremonial masks from countries of Africa.  Houses a...
Alpacas of Willow Hill
 Address: 1377 Jackson Woods Rd. - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32724
 Phone: 386.717.3788
Alpacas of Willow Hill is a family owned and operated Alpaca farm located in DeLand. Over 30 Alpacas roam the 10 acre tract and provide lots of fun and entertainment. This is a unique experience for individuals, families and/or groups to come enjoy. Experience a fiber processing demonstration, how...
Barkley Square Dog Park
 Address: 1010 N. Ridgewood Ave. - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 386-736-5953
Let Fido roam free at Barkley Square Dog Park in DeLand!  Your furry friend will enjoy more than 14 acres of shady, fenced-in parkland, and amenities including watering stations, large and small dog areas, time-out spaces and training events. Restrooms, benches and plenty of parking are also...
Conrad Historical Research Center
 Address: 137 W. Michigan Ave. - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 386-740-6813
The Conrad Research Center is the archive center for the West Volusia Historical Society at the DeLand House Museum. History buffs can delve deep into one of the most comprehensive collections of Volusia County historical archives, artifacts, vintage photos and newspapers dating from 1877.
DeLand Historic Mural Walk
 Address: 100 N. Woodland Blvd. - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 386-738-0649      Fax: 386-738-7676
Watch as West Volusia's past unfolds before you like a giant book as you stroll the DeLand Historic Mural Walk. More than a dozen murals portray scenes of the region's early settlement. It's a creative showcase commemorating the city's bygone days and beloved citizens. As you view the murals, take...
DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum
 Address: 230 N. Stone St. - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 386-740-5800      Fax: 386-740-6813
Elephant Fantasyland - an exhibit of more than a thousand elephant collectibles of every shape, size and creative medium -- awaits you at the DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum. The museum hosts an eclectic variety of displays, from African American and veterans' history to antique toys, electrical...
DeLand Naval Air Station Museum
 Address: 910 Biscayne Blvd. - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32724
 Phone: 386-738-4149      Fax: 386-738-5405
Set your course for the DeLand Naval Air Station Museum in DeLand to learn about the area's role in World War II when Navy pilots trained here. The museum is housed in a historic hanger and features exhibits of war-era archives and memorabilia, military vehicles and aircraft.
DeLand Sculpture Walk
 Address: Woodland Blvd - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 386-747-1123
The DeLand Sculpture Walk brings interesting visual works of art to public spaces. Developed by the Museum of Art-DeLand, the exhibit of original outdoor sculptures depicts a variety of artistic styles and materials, which rotate annually.
Ed Stone Park
 Address: 2990 W. SR 44 - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 386-736-5953
You'll find easy access to the St. Johns River at Ed StonePark, a popular county boat ramp and fishing park with ample trailerparking, a riverside boardwalk, benches for patrons, picnic pavilion withgrills and restrooms.
Farmer's Market in Artisan Alley
 Address: 104 S. Artisan Alley - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 386-589-3118
Growers only farmers market located in Artisan Alley in Historic Downtown Deland.  The market will be on every Friday night from 6-9 pm. Vendors:   Those interested in becoming a vendor will need to contact Pauline Copello.
Gateway Center for the Arts
 Address: 880 N. Highway 17-92 - DeBary , FL
 Zip: 32713
 Phone: 386-668-5553
Enjoy a spectrum of culture at the Gateway Center for the Arts. A complete cultural arts center in DeBary, Gateway offers live music, dance and theatrical performances as well as art exhibitions. Gift shop. Admission to the art gallery is free with a donation requested.
Gemini Springs County Park
 Address: 37 Dirksen Dr. - DeBary , FL
 Zip: 32713
 Phone: 386-668-3810      Fax: 386-668-3812
Trail head for the Spring-to-Spring Trail. 210-acre park with bicycling trail, walking trails, equestrian trails, fishing dock, picnic pavilions, playground, dog park, primitive tent camping. Swimming is not currently permitted in the springs. Canoe and kayak rentals.Spring House building...
Green Springs County Park
 Address: 994 Enterprise-Osteen Rd. - Enterprise , FL
 Zip: 32725
 Phone: 386-736-5953
Look out over brilliant emerald waters at Green Springs Park in Enterprise, one of Florida's few remaining green sulfur springs. It was once the main attraction of the Brock House, one of Florida's first health spas. Today part of the Spring-to-Spring Trail, the 36-acre park features paved and...
Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center
 Address: 139 E. Michigan Avenue - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32723
 Phone: 386-822-7262
Stetson University's Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center exhibits the school's extensive collection of art by Modernist painter Oscar Bluemner.
Hontoon Island State Park
 Address: 2309 River Ridge Rd. - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 386-736-5309
Evidence of Native American habitation over thousands of years as well as abundant wildlife can be witnessed on this island located in the St. Johns River. Accessible by free passenger ferry or private boat only. Hiking and biking trails meander around Indian shell middens. Picnic areas, playground,...
Hummingbirds at Hontoon Landing Resort
 Address: 2317 River Ridge Road - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 800-248-2474
The Resort is planted with trees, vines, perennials and annuals selected to attract hummingbirds. The nectar bearing flowers are supplemented by artificial feeders placed throughout the Resort. The Ruby Throated Hummingbirds are frequent visitors to the Resort and are enjoyed by guests and staff...
Keysville Dog Park
 Address: 2461 Keysville Ave. - Deltona , FL
 Zip: 32725
 Phone: 386-789-7218
Keysville Dog Park in Deltona is home of the annual Wags & Whiskers Pet Festival. The park is situated on 14 acres and features watering stations and fenced areas for large and small dogs. It also has benches and picnic pavilions inside fences, restrooms, a playground,...
Lake Beresford Park
 Address: 2100 Fatio Rd. - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 386-736-5953
Lake Beresford Park is located within the 210-acre Lake Beresford Greenway. The park serves as a trail head for the Spring-to-Spring Trail with a 1.8-mile paved loop around the perimeter of the park and a 3-mile extension trail that connects to Blue Spring State Park. Also includes nature trails,...
Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge
 Address: 2045 Mud Lake Rd. - DeLeon Springs , FL
 Zip: 32130
 Phone: 386-985-4673      Fax: 386-985-0926
Discover rare and endangered species at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. This migratory bird sanctuary is home to the Southern bald eagle and the swallowtail kite. Chances are excellent for viewing alligators and other wildlife that call the refuge home. 21,000 acres with wildlife observation...
Lyonia Preserve & Environmental Center
 Address: 2150 Eustace Ave. - Deltona , FL
 Zip: 32725
 Phone: 386-789-7207
Get up close and personal with Florida scrub jays at Lyonia Preserve and Environmental Learning Center in Deltona. Although a threatened species, Florida scrub jays are curious and friendly birds, not shy about getting a closer view of human visitors. 360-acre restored scrub ecosystem adjacent to...
MainStreet DeLand
 Address: 100 N. Woodland Blvd. - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: Phone 386.738.0649
Downtown DeLand is an award winning MainStreet community where we have learned to cherish what is special about our past while planning and moving into the future. We invite you to see for yourself what makes MainStreet DeLand so special. Spend a day browsing our shops and galleries; dine at one of...
Memorial Park
 Address: Dirksen Dr. - DeBary , FL
 Zip: 32713
 Phone: 386-668-2040
Memorial Park in DeBary is a peaceful place dedicated to veterans, departed heroes and residents. It features an F-15 Eagle aircraft and the USS Langley's anchor on permanent display. Picnic pavilions.
River City Nature Park
 Address: 200 Barwick Road - DeBary , FL
 Zip: Zip Unspecified
 Phone: 386.668.2040, x4
The Park is a 100-acre triangular-shaped property that abuts the St. Johns River for a distance of about 2300 feet on its south side and will provide public access to the natural environment of the St. Johns River. The City plans to create a new outdoor conservation and recreation area in the form...
River Quest Treasure Hunts
 Address: 116 W. New York Avenue - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 386-734-0162
River Quest is a series of treasure hunts stretching throughout West Volusia County that utilize rhyming and riddle-like clues along with hand-drawn maps, icons and GPS coordinates to reveal special places and stories. They might meander through villages, historic sites, cemeteries, forests,...
Spring-to-Spring Trail
 Address: Throughout - West Volusia County , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 386-736-5953
Hike, bicycle or skate through West Volusia on the Spring-to-Spring Trail! Designed to accommodate walkers, joggers, inline skaters, bicyclists and people with dissabilities, it links several of our communities to the St. Johns River, parks and attractions. Several segments of the trail are...
U. S. Postal Service Museum
 Address: 300 S. Volusia Ave. - Orange City , FL
 Zip: 32763
 Phone: 386-774-8849      Fax: 386-774-0883
View rare postal artifacts in a re-created 1940s post office setting at the U.S. Postal Museum, located inside the 1876 Heritage Inn in Orange City. One of only three in the United States, the museum features an antique postal window and mail boxes as well as paperwork, books, forms and clothing...
Veterans Memorial Park & Museum
 Address: 1921 Evard Ave. - Deltona , FL
 Zip: 32725
 Phone: 386-878-8900
The spirit of American freedom rings clear at Veterans Memorial Park and Museum in Deltona. The park is dedicated to those service men and women that have and continue to serve our Country. Monuments to those lost in battle and currently serving as well as an authentic U.S. Army AH-1 Cobra...
Volusia County Blueways
 Address: St. Johns River - West Volusia County , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 386-736-5953
There are numerous blueways, or paddling trails, in West Volusia along the St. Johns River and nearby waterways and springs. Visit the County's trails website for printable maps and details.
Volusia County Farmers Market
 Address: 3050 E. New York Avenue (Hwy 44) - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32724
 Phone: (386) 734-1612
The Volusia County Farm Bureau Farmers Market is located at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand. Browse acres of fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and organic produce as well as unique goods and collectibles from hundreds of vendors at one of the Southeast's largest farmers markets. Wednesdays...
Volusia County Historic Courthouse
 Address: 120 W. Indiana Ave. - DeLand , FL
 Zip: 32720
 Phone: 386-736-5953
The Volusia County Historic Courthouse in downtown DeLand is a significant local landmark with its Neo-Classical architecture, fluted Corinthian columns, copper-clad dome and grand rotunda topped by a stained glass dome. Watch four hundred years of Florida's rich history come alive before your eyes...
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