Past & Present Meet
The beautifully restored Valerie Theatre features music, live theater, classic films and other community events year round and the Historic Old Courthouse Museum provides a glimpse into the region’s incredible cultural history from Seminole warrior’s to the filming of the Elvis Presley classic Follow That Dream in Inverness in 1962.
Fort Cooper State Park on the city’s southern edge, connects with the Withlacoochee State Trail and provides a natural sanctuary that includes five miles of trails, picnicking and canoeing on Lake Holathlikaha, plus incredible birding and even a re-enactment of the 1836 Seminole War battle every year in March. Inverness is the perfect place to spend a fun family-friendly evening and is easily accessible from Crystal River and Homosassa on the Gulf to Lakes Highway.
Inverness is also an important center for shopping and community services featuring brand-named stores and restaurants travelers will be familiar with and an excellent locally-owned and well stocked natural and organic foods market with a café and freshly prepared foods.