Citrus Tower Inc
141 N Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711
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Primary Phone: (352) 242-4875
Phone: (352) 242-4875
Fax: (352) 394-0631
Florida Citrus Tower
The Citrus Tower
It's a rare slice of pre-Disney Florida that's still available today.
26 story working tourist observation tower that's technically the highest point in Florida. Located on a 300 ft. hill in Clermont's hilly terrain (the 'Alps of Florida'), the 226ft. tower features an elevator ride to a windowed 360 degree observation deck.
Today, the views are no longer dominated by endless rolling hills of oranges, grapefruit and many varieties thereof, as catastrophic freezes in the late 1980's destroyed the fragile fruit trees and never fully recovered.
In sharp contrast, the view of endless rows of citrus has been replaced with subdivisions, shopping centers, restaurants, etc.
Photos framed and mounted along the walls of the observation deck show the once pristine views of lakes, hills and groves...the contrast is startling. The view is still impressive.
Pay a small fee, $6 per adults, $4 per child.
"Ride to the Top" is the slogan. Board an elevator, look around for a few minutes, visit the gift shop at the base, and see the historical exhibit about the tower's construction in 1956.
Worth a quick stop if you're in the Disney 192/Hwy 27 area.
Bonus trip next door...The House of Presidents wax and historical Presidential artifacts.