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DeLeon Springs

By Natalie Grant, USA, August 2011

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You may not find the Fountain of Youth here, as was once promised to European explorers, but the DeLeon Springs are a great place to bring the family for a sunny day out. Named after Spanish treasure-seeker Ponce DeLeon, the waters are home to a mill with a 100-ft waterwheel that was originally used to crush sugar cane somewhere around two-hundred years ago; later, it fed confederate troops during the Civil War by grinding corn.

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Orlando Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Orlando. Photo courtesy of the Planet DeLand Encounter's State Park.

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