Introduction to Minneola, Florida
Minneola was originally part of Sumter County. Its name is a Dakota Indian word meaning "many waters." Lake County was formed in 1887, when parts of Sumter and Orange County were combined.
Minneola and Nearby Attractions
- Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens.
- Dade Battlefield State Historic Site.
- Lake Griffin State Park.
- Orlando Science Center.
Things To Do In Minneola
The Presidents Hall of Fame, the Winter Garden Heritage Museum and the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens are all accessible from Minneola. The Dade Battlefield State Historic Site preserves the history of the Dade massacre, which occurred during the Second Seminole War. Local parks include Lake Griffin State Park, Lake Louisa State Park and Palatlakha Park. There are opportunities for swimming, fishing and canoeing at Lake Louisa State Park.
Orlando International is the nearest major airport.
Minneola Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include the Lake-Sumter Community College, Rollins College, Valencia Community College and Seminole Community College.