Introduction to Tavares, Florida
The city of Tavares was founded in 1880 by Alexander St. Clair-Abrams and was incorporated in the same year. He named the city after a Portuguese ancestor. Clair-Abram’s dream of the city becoming the capital of Florida was not fulfilled, but the city became the seat of Lake County in 1887.
Tavares and Nearby Attractions
- Bulow Plantation Ruins State Historic Site.
- Lake Griffin State Park.
- Lake County Historical Museum.
- Disney World.
- Universal Studios.
Things To Do In Tavares
Opportunities to play golf in Tavares are available at Black Bear Golf Club and Baytree Golf Course. The Everglades National Park has numerous rare and endangered species. Nearby parks include Alexander Springs Recreation Area, Astor Recreation Park and Beakman Lake Recreation Area. Local celebrations include the Miami International Song Festival, the Alligator Alley Rock Band Tournament and John Levique Pirate Days.
Air transportion is available at Orlando International Airport.
Tavares Higher Education
Colleges nearby include Lake-Sumter Community College, Central Florida Community College and Florida Christian College.