Zephyrhills Things to Do
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A train used to go through Zephyrhills right along South Avenue. All that there is left now is the depot, a hundred feet of track and a few railroad cars. So being the rail buffs that we are we just had to stop and see.
Inside the museum depot there are exhibits of train artifacts from the high point of the local train era. There is a mini-train set that operates (little transformers for kids to play with and switches to change lights). A diorama shows the extent of the regions train usage. There is a small gift shop. And a back room with memoribilia about Zephyrhills' important citizens.
There is another office which was closed the day that we went, which houses the genealogy information for Dade County. So if you have some ancestry here, that office could help you.
Outside there was a real rail car that you could enter and investigate. There was one other car that they had off limits (not sure why).Related to:
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7839 Gall Boulevard , US 301 NORTH , Zephyrhills, Florida, 33541, United States
Good for: Solo
7839 Gall Blvd Us 301 North, Zephyrhills, FL, 3354
Good for: Solo
5703 Oakley Boulevard, Zephyrhills, Florida, 33544, United States
Good for: Business
This is one of the older motels with outside doors and common veranda on the second story. Best...more
6815 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills, Florida, 33541, United States
Good for: Solo
8133 Gall Boulevard, , Zephyrhills, Florida 33541
3927 Crystal Springs Road, , Zephyrhills, Florida
8744 Gall Boulevard, , Zephyrhills, Florida 33541
4040 Gall Boulevard, , Zephyrhills, Florida 33542
The price was right (two pizzas for $15; $14 for one $1 for second) but the pizzas themselves were just so-so. The sauce was a bit spicier than I like, and the crust was two thin and floppy for me. There was plenty of cheese and not much oil so that part was good. Overall I rate their pizzas as "okay" to "not bad".
The shop was busy and clean and we got waited on right away at the counter.
The menu had (besides all types of pizzas) wings, breadsticks, sweet rolls, chicken fingers and beverages. So there was plenty of finger foods to pacify the hungriest appetite.
I'd stop there again on our next trip because the people were really nice but I would try the wings or chicken fingers.Related to:
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"Skydive City has a food concession operating on the dropzone so that you can stay full and not have to leave for town! During the winter months (October thru April) they are open 7 days a week, with a varied menu and specialty meals for your pleasure.
Over the summer months, they open when the dropzone is open (summer hours), plus some special events here and there.
The menu includes everything from sandwiches to full meals for lunch, coffee, a large variety of drinks, and such - stay tuned for a more complete menu to be posted as soon as we can!"
12 Hotels in Zephyrhills
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Address:Skydive City Inc. 4241 Skydive Lane, Zephyrhills, Florida 33540.
Telephone: 1-800-404-9399 (813) 783-9399 Fax: 1-813-782-0599
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Zephyrhills Local Customs
Be nice to your instructor, DON'T EAT BEFORE JUMP,
Least then two hours or make it three. So you will not throw up all over your instructor.
Zephyrhills Warnings and Dangers
Zephyrhills is a fairly safe place to visit. The crime statistics report puts the area at about average for crime risk. The only outstanding crimes were ones of rape and assault and they were just slightly above average.
I was amazed that Zephyrhills, FL had so many registered sex offenders for so small a population. The chances that you will see one walking around the area is 1 in 100.
That is even worse than large cities like Jacksonville.
for more information about this situation, see this website:
We had no problems in Zephyrhills and we were in many different parts of the city. But at night we stayed in a gated community well away from the center of town. I do not know how the place is late at night. I think if you use common precautions (lock doors, stay away from unfamiliar places late at night), then you should have a safe and happy visit as we did.Related to:
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From altitude we saw nothing but RV Parks as far as the eye could see. Inhabiting these RV Parks are retired folks. We almost had 5 accidents in the parking lot of a restaurant because of all of the older folks driving huge cars trying to make the early bird special!
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Zephyrhills Off The Beaten Path
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At the Palm Harbor Homes factory for building mobile homes we got the factory tour.
They sit you down as a group with a company representative and you fill out a form that basically wants to find out if you are interested in buying a home. (If you answer "yes, I am interested" then you will be spotlighted by the representative during the tour). Then you get to view a 15 minute video on the mobile home process and how good these homes are (they do have free popcorn.... really). Then you walk through the manufacturing plant and see all the steps used to put together the parts that become prefab walls and fixtures. They have about 20 people working on different phases and items of each prefab section.
Then the tour goes to an overhead balcony where you see the prefab sections being joined into the final product. The tour is about an hour and (I thought) very interesting.
location is: 605 South Frontage Road, Plant City, FL (Plant City is an industrial suburb 10 miles south of Zephyrhills at junction of route 39 and I-4)Related to:
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Favorite thing: "Tandem jumping has been around for 18-20 years now. It is about the EASIEST way to get into skydiving. After about 30 minutes of training, you will climb into our turbine aircraft for about a 20 minute ride to altitude.
From 13500' (4150m), wearing a harness that is connected to the Tandem Master, you will jump and accelerate to 120MPH (200Kph) and freefall for about 60 seconds. At about 5000', we will open the parachute, get you settled in the harness, and then you can assist us in steering the parachute during the 5-7 minute ride down. During that time you will get to practice the landing, have yourself a great roller coaster ride (if you like that), and then land on the dropzone with your video person waiting to film it all. "
Skydive City Inc. 4241 Skydive Lane, Zephyrhills, Florida 33542.
Telephone: 1-800-404-9399 Fax: 1-813-782-0599
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