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Things to Do at Sumter Oaks

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Bushnell has convenient shopping for daily needs with two grocery stores and a Walmart. For the history buff, you will want to visit Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, and if you are there in January, be sure to check out the annual reenactment that commemorates the battle that started the Seminole War.

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Tampa is a little less than an hour away and offers days full of fun,   including a beautiful beach, shopping malls, and plenty of outdoor activities! Top attractions include the historic Tampa Theatre, the Tampa Bay History Center, and Busch Gardens. For the animal lovers, you can see wildlife rescue at its finest by visiting the Big Cat Rescue, where you can take a day tour and see animals like lions, tigers, and leopards!

Day trips from the park include Disney World (within 60 miles), Sea World in Orlando, Silver SpringsHomosassa Springs (see the manatees), Universal Studios (60 miles), and the Kennedy Space Center, are just a few major attractions for your enjoyment.

Fishing enthusiasts will find lots of lakes in the area plus charter fishing and guide service, glass boat tours in Silver Springs (45 miles), kayaking and canoeing on the Withlacoochee River and the Weeki Wachee River. Historic Brooksville (8 miles) is home of the May-Stringer Heritage MuseumThe Rogers Christmas House, and the Russell Street Train Depot.