Arts, culture and riverfront fun await in the historic city of Sanford.
This quaint city along the St. John’s River offers a wealth of things to see and do. In historic downtown Sanford, get a glimpse of life in Seminole County in the late 1800s at the Sanford Museum, or stop by the Seminole County School Museum, the fourth oldest school in continuous use in Florida. See a show at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, a beautifully restored historic Vaudeville Theatre that hosts a wide range of performances. Hidden treasures await in the many antique shops, art galleries and specialty boutiques. Sanford has also recently introduced a downtown RiverWalk, a palm-lined promenade that meanders along the shore, perfect for strolls, picnics and taking in the beautiful scenery. The kids will love a trip to the Central Florida Zoological Park, where you can encounter hundreds of mammals, reptiles and birds close-up. And new to the zoo, the ZOOm Air Adventures attraction lets you fly through the treetops on a zipline and experience a variety of other exciting rope courses. Or check out Fun World, a family amusement park featuring go-karts, bumper boats, bumper cars, miniature golf and more. Next to Fun World is Flea World, America's largest flea market with over 1700 dealer booths.
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