What to do and see in Dade City, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 29, 2017 Leida Jutras

Dade City is a city in Pasco County, Florida, United States. It is popular with tourists for its antique stores, restaurants and historic architecture including the Pasco County Courthouse, Hugh Embry Library, and Edwinola. The annual Kumquat Festival is hosted downtown and the surrounding area is a large producer of the tart kumquat, a citrus fruit eaten whole.
Restaurants in Dade City

1. Giraffe Ranch

38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523-6833 +1 813-482-3400
Excellent
91%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 380 reviews

Giraffe Ranch

Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Reviewed By timmy13Syracuse - syracuse

My wife and I read 5 star reviews prior to visiting The Giraffe Ranch and we realized that the cost would be $90.00 per person, including children. We were a bit skeptical that we would get that much value from the experience but went for it anyway. We were thrilled to discover that it is worth every penny and more. The ranch owners personally spent more than two hours with us. The experience was not only enjoyable but more importantly a real education. They team teach you and you will love it! We are grandparents so we brought our 5 year old, who interacted with both husband and wife with great enjoyment. They clearly enjoy teaching children. The bottom line is that the Giraffe Ranch is definitely worthwhile.

2. Pioneer Florida Museum & Village

15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City, FL 33523 +1 352-567-0262
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Pioneer Florida Museum & Village

Reviewed By WAYNE B - Fort Myers, Florida

If you are near Dade CIty make sure you take the time to visit this museum. It is wonderful and very well set up. Lots of history from the 1800s. Including several buildings and displays. Prices are $8 and seniors $6.

3. Dade City's WIld Things

36909 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523-2204 +1 352-567-9453
Excellent
57%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
7%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 275 reviews

Dade City's WIld Things

Dade City's WIld Things is a zoo and natural botanical gardens. Visit our Dade City Gift Shop, featuring a zoo animal theme, While waiting for Tram ride to experience a once in a lifetime guided tour of over 150 animal exhibits. Hours of Operation: Tues - Sat. Gift Shop & Ticket Sales: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Offers 'Jungle Safari ride @ 1:30 PM & 3:00 PM (gates open 30 minutes before each tour) Visit our website for more info.

Reviewed By AJ503 - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

We visited August 15th (2017) as a family and had a fantastic time, the staff were all so knowledgeable about the (rescued) animals they have there and obviously have a strong bond with them, John who drove us round really knew his stuff and gave us a great tour full of facts and humour. We read the reviews before visiting and rang up the day before to see if we could do any of the hands on encounters (quite rightly they reserve the right to cancel these last minute in favour of the animals welfare) my son spent time with a pig (his favourite) and my daughter a bear! don't expect the gloss of other parks this is a basic outfit trying to do their best for the animals in their care, they need you to visit so they can expand and improve the facilities, they've evidently been targeted by the extremists who are opposed to animals being kept by humans even if it means we lose endangered species, so are a tad reserved when you first arrive but soon warm up. We had a great time well worth the visit and I want to thank them for making it such a great day out!

4. SCREAM-A-GEDDON Horror Park

27839 Saint Joe Rd, Dade City, FL 33525-7328 +1 813-452-5412
Excellent
56%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

SCREAM-A-GEDDON Horror Park

SCREAM-A-GEDDON is what happens when the best minds in the haunted house industry come together in the Tampa Bay, Florida area to produce a haunted house like no other. Located in Dade City, Florida, just minutes from Tampa and Orlando, SCREAM-A-GEDDON is six spectacular haunted house attractions including a Monster Midway. SCREAM-A-GEDDON is Central Florida's only large scale independent scream park designed to scare and entertain thousands of patrons every fall.

Reviewed By smilindazy30 - Tampa, Florida

Let’s start with I LOVE Halloween and more so I LOVE to be scared. So I’m a little bit of a tough critic. Scream-a-geddon does not disappoint in the scaring department at all. Well designed haunted houses that are truly scary and will leave you shaking! The ‘touch opt in’ option is fun and could actually be played up more! The woods trail was much scarier this year with tons of live actors and dark spooky corners.

The two issues I see are these:
They need more food options...the lines for the sole food truck was so long. There are several beer stands why not more food options?

The cost. It’s a tad over priced to wait in line for hours on end to only add on a insanely over priced ‘VIP’ ticket which expedited the lines but made it a $300 night for 4 people. Not including food or beer. Why not either move people along more quickly (the employees were very laid back and not really caring how long the lines were)? We went early in the evening and season and it was already busy. So while I recommend for the scare I would get there when it opens and beat the lines!

And Scream-o-Geddon...how about at least a promo code or thought into the cost? It was great but you’re not universal studios!

5. Hancock Groves

31107 Blanton Rd, Dade City, FL 33523-6243 +1 352-588-3801
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Hancock Groves

Reviewed By PattiLash - Bethalto, Illinois

Great place to stop. The oranges and grapefruit are fabulous. Prices are great and the young man that was working was very helpful. We will stop again when we are in the area.Thank you! The young man was our middle son. We appreciate your business.

6. Antiques on the Main Street

14122 7th St, Dade City, FL 33525-4203 +1 352-523-0999
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Antiques on the Main Street

Reviewed By Sherri M - Destin, Florida

If you love the primitives of early America, this is the place. They have beautiful handmade wooden boxes and hand-stitched wall hanging samplers. One thing that was especially lovely, were old Christmas ornaments. Even the newer ones would fit in perfectly with antiques.

7. Ivy Cottage Antiques & Wine

14110 7th St, Dade City, FL 33525-4203 +1 352-523-0019
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Ivy Cottage Antiques & Wine

Reviewed By I A - Jupiter, Florida

I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into this store and saw a nice mix of antiques and wine. The store's merchandise was displayed very nicely and they have a varied selection of antiques. Their fine wine selection made it so easy for me to pick up a nice bottle wine for my hosts in the Tampa area.

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