Born and raised in Florida this list in comprised of all my favorite cheap places to go and cheap things to do with my family.
Some places and ideas listed are just one or two hours of fun and some are all day fun!
(All prices,dates and times should be verified before visiting. Please verify with venue websites where applicable)
Old Spanish Sugar Mill
601 Ponce De Leon Blvd. De Leon Springs, FL 32130
About to Griddle Pancakes at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill
The Old Spanish Sugar Mill sits beside the spring named for the legendary explorer Ponce De Leon. Originally constructed in the 1830’s to crush sugar cane utilizing the power of the 16 – 18 million gallons of water flowing from the spring daily, the mill features a 30 foot. undershot waterwheel. The mill was rebuilt around 1900.
At the Old Spanish Sugar Mill Grill and Griddle House restaurant you sit at tables with electric griddles in the center and make your own pancakes right on the griddles. There are different types of homemade pancake batters. After breakfast walk over to Ponce De Leon Springs. You can swim and snorkel in the year round 72 degrees spring. There are also hiking and nature trails and a playground close to the springs.
Hours of Operation:
Open Year Round
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 8;00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Entry Fee to the park is $6.00 per car up to 8 people.
$2.00 per additional person
Pancakes are $4.95 per person and are ALL YOU CAN EAT!
Side orders of meats, eggs, fruits, beverages range in price from $1.85- $2.50 depending on what you order.
Sandwiches and salads range from $4.00- $9.00
Canoe Rentals and Boat Tours cost extra