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Chiefland Things to Do

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    by grasshopper_6 Written Nov 10, 2013

    Probably the best known attraction in Chiefland is Manatee Springs State Park. Its a beautiful spring and short run to the Suwanee river. As parks go it has all the amenities including bike and hiking trails, kayak and canoe launch, campsites and pavillions. As you will probably be able to see from the photos the area is very popular with divers.

    Entrance to Manatee Springs State Park Divers at the surface of Manatee Springs The Spring Spring run out to the suwannee camping area
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    • Backpacking
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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    by grasshopper_6 Updated Nov 9, 2013

    A women's quilting group got organized back in the 80s and raised money for their own space. They now have a place to display some quilts, give classes and sell gifts.
    We enjoyed our visit and found the ladies there to be a great source of local information and history. Many visitors in the area will make the drive between Bronson and Chiefland. The museum is just a short distance off Alternate Route 27, and definitely worth a look.
    The museum is open tuesday through saturday 10 -3

    interesting quilt  - ties donated by US governors
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    • Museum Visits
    • Women's Travel
    • Seniors

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    by grasshopper_6 Updated Nov 9, 2013

    The Dakotah winery in Chiefland is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon. The winery itself produces 9 wines, and boasts a tasting bar, gift shop, and functional distillery which can be toured on request. Outside on the property, one can find a duck/koi pond, several windmills, and various antiques including a ships cannon and farm equipment.
    As for the wine, I found the merlot and blueberry dessert wine to be passable. The rest were a bit sweet for my taste, but you be the judge!
    The Dakotah winery is open 10 - 5 monday through saturday.

    tasting bar veranda and pond distillery
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    • Wine Tasting
    • Road Trip
    • Arts and Culture

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Chiefland Restaurants

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    by grasshopper_6 Written Nov 10, 2013

    Good barbeque! Pretty standard selection of chicken beef pork and ribs. We had chicken and pork and both were delicious. Bill's is apparently THE place to go in Chiefland sunday afternoon, and the place was packed. The volume of people this place cycled in and out while we were there was impressive

    Favorite Dish: BBQ chicken and pork

    Bar B Q Bills sign from the road

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    by grasshopper_6 Updated Nov 9, 2013

    It was 8 pm on saturday night and the place was dead empty, so we werent sure what we would make of Mya s noodle bar. We noticed a steady stream of business through the takeout window, however, so we decided to give it a try.

    We ordered a garlic chicken and what I would call a vietnamese-style noodle soup. The food quality was solid - not the best I've ever had, but safe and satisfying after a long day of running around.

    Favorite Dish: Noodle Soup

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    • Road Trip
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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    by MatthewMetcalfe Written Feb 1, 2005

    Bar-B-Q Bills is a great little barbecue restaurant off the main drag in Chiefland. They serve up a wide range of barbeque that is typically served dry with a couple of mustard or vinegar based sauces to put on them.

    In addition to the wide range of beef, pork, chicken and turkey. Bill's also offers a good selection of Vegetables and a salad bar for those looking to put some health in their diet.

    Favorite Dish: The Ribs were excellent as was the Fried Okra. They also offered a Stewed Okra as the vegetable of the day but I just couldn't pass up the fried Okra.

    The only down side was their sweet tea. I like my tea real sweet and Bill's came up a little short.

    Welcome to Bill's!
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    • Budget Travel

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