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Things To Do

The Showcase of Citrus is a family owned and operated 2500 acre estate cultivating over 50 varieties of citrus that began in 1989. Located just 15 minutes west of Disney World, Owner John Arnold Jr. is a third generation citrus farmer that created a family friendly environment where visitors of all ages can enjoy spending the day outdoors together. From U-pick citrus and monster truck tours through the 2500 acre ranch to gem mining in a real sluice box or just having a relaxing picnic, there is something for every one of all ages. Open every day of the year means that most days you can see the family working together; Tara with the girls in the fruit stand and John with the boys in the groves. This is truly a family operation that puts forth effort to make a positive difference in the lives of those who visit.

Words to live by: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates

You may drop by thinking you will just pick up a bag of incredibly fresh fruit, but realize hours later that you have spent the entire day with us walking through the grove, taking in the fragrance of orange blossoms and strolling along the waterfront grounds. That’s the way we like it! You will have the opportunity to relax, enjoy, bond, and create fond memories with family during your visit.

Highlights

Be sure to check out our main attractions:

  • During harvest season, pick your own fruit. We have oranges, grapefruit, and other citrus fruits in our groves. The season typically runs from November through May, depending on the weather.
  • Tour the entire ranch by taking a monster truck tour. These massive trucks provide a safe and relaxing ride through native woodland, pastureland, grove land, and swampland while learning some of the estate’s history and interesting Florida facts.
  • Sample countless foods and drinks, find unique gifts, cool off with a frozen treat, and so much more at the Country Store.

Gem Mine

Find a treasure that lasts forever! For a fun lesson in science and geology, head to the gem mine. Select from 3 pound, 5 pound, or 10 pound bags of ore, and sift out your findings in a real sluice box. Take home beautiful treasures, including arrowheads, crystals, fossils, emeralds, amethyst, sharks teeth, shells, and more. ID cards are included, so the education can continue even after your mining experience. A guaranteed strike in every bag!

  • $8 – 3lb Pay Dirt or Seashell Find bag
  • $12 – 10lb Emerald Strike bag
  • $29 – Mother Lode bag

Visit and Feed the Farm Animals

We have chickens, goats, pigs, a miniature horse, kangaroo, donkey, and other friendly critters. Animal feed is available in the Old Time Country Store for $3.00 per souvenir cup of feed.

Fill Your Entire Day

In between selecting fruit and touring the ranch, we have plenty to do to keep the whole family entertained.

  • Burn off steam on the playground
  • Relax while wine tasting
  • Catch some fish from our pier. Our lake is catch and release. Bring your own rod and supplies, but you don’t need a fishing license!
  • Seasonal activities, such as pumpkin patches

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Want to take some pictures on our ranch?

We welcome our customers to take as many photographs as they want for themselves, but if a guest is taking photographs for a client, we do have some guidelines that we would like followed. Please review our photography policy.

Please note that prices are subject to change due to changes in our operating and supplier costs. 

So Many Things To Do

Old Time Country Store

4×4 Monster Truck Adventure

Group Events & Tours

Birthday Parties

Gem Mine

Feed & Visit the Farm Animals

U-Pick Citrus

Wine, Beer, & Mimosas

Private Label Wine List