7 Free Things to Do in Crystal River, FL
Find out about 7 budget-friendly ways to enjoy Crystal River, Florida.
5. Experience American History at The Yulee Sugar Mills
Learn about the history behind this historic sugar plantation, which supplied products to the southern troops during the Civil War. Tour the remaining structures and bring your own lunch to the park’s picnic pavilions, equipped with grills.
6. Explore Fort Cooper State Park
Only $3 per vehicle, Fort Cooper State Park offers 700 acres of forests and nature trails to explore. Fort Cooper was the site of a prolonged conflict between Seminole warriors and US soldiers. Visitors can learn more about the history of the Seminoles and view birds and wildlife while hiking the park’s five miles of trails. Additional amenities include picnic pavilions, a lakeside playground, camping, and more!
7. Discover Free Festivals & Events
There are so many cool festivals in Citrus County, FL. The Cooter Music Festival in October is a free two-day celebration with family-friendly rides, food, and more on Lake Henderson in Inverness. The Inverness Festival of the Arts is a free festival held the first weekend in November, which showcases more than 100 booths of fine arts. Find out about all of our free and budget-friendly annual festivals and events happening during your stay.
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