3690 W US HWY 90
Lake City, FL 32024
Phone: (386) 755-9028
Fax: (386) 752-2352
Lake City Columbia County Historical Museum offers a glimpse into the cultural heritage of this Northern Florida County. Nestled in a 19th-century home in downtown, it is replete with historic artifacts and exhibits, and memorabilia of the Vinzant family.
Built in 1905, the Columbia County Courthouse is a part of the Lake City Historic Commercial District and is thus considered as an asset to the city's iconic structures. This place is designed in the Classic Revival style of architecture and the layout was conceptualized by the renown architect called Frank Milburn.
Placed near the City Centre, this lake is the go-to spot for locals to relax on a refreshing morning. The stillness of the pristine blue waters and the lovely surroundings of the lake will put you at peace and probably even make you introspect. The lake has a waterfall in the center of it. You can visit the lake for fishing or for a quick swim as well. Boat rentals are available near the lake or you can even hop in on the boats already stationed there.
Alligator Lake Park is a lush landscape and wetlands sprawling at 1000 acres (400 hectares). It features hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, fishing and canoeing, among several recreational activities.
The Lake City in Florida is bestowed with one of the finest churches in the form of Falling Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery. This church, which carries great historic significance, is positioned six miles (9.6 kilometers) northwest of Lake City, on SR 161. The church is open to the public and offers regular worship services. The structure was initially a log construction which was later reinstated in the form of the present wood-frame building. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 4, 1996.
Head out camping to the Lake City Campground. This family-friendly camp site features lush greenery, playgrounds, nature trails and several recreational amenities.
This 247-acre center on the historic Suwannee River honors the memory of Stephen Foster, whose "Old Folks At Home" is the state of Florida's official song. The site is located a short distance from the Georgia border and serves as a gathering place for lovers of crafts, music and early and contemporary Florida legends. The Stephen Foster Museum and the Carillion Tower, have interesting exhibits, along with rare pianos and priceless musical instruments. Admission is $4 per car for up to eight passengers.
Need to unwind and relax in the lap of Mother Nature? Then, a visit to the Osceola National Forest is a great bet. With over 200000 acres (80937.12 hectares) of lush green space, there are all sorts of activities that one can expect to do outdoors. Be it hiking, camping, fishing, hunting or just adoring the nature, you are sure to find everything here. Despite being the smallest forest in Florida, it has a plethora of recreational opportunities at your disposal.
A historic district, the Fort White Public School Historic District is located at the confluence of East Dorch and North Bryant Streets. Featuring three buildings, it was home to the Fort White High School. Currently, the visitors can explore a tower and an auditorium.
Olustee Battlefield is a beautiful, tree-filled historic site commemorating the largest Civil War battle fought in Florida. There is an on-site museum that offers many informative details about the battle and the area. In February, an annual re-enactment of the battle between the North and South is held. This includes a large festival, arts, crafts, foods and various vendors and exhibits. The re-enactment draws thousands of visitors each year. Admission is free. Open daily from 8a onwards.
Also called City of Live Oak Police and Fire Department, the Old Live Oak City Hall was built in the early 1900s. Featuring two stories the building was done up in Italian Villa style, a rarity in this region of Florida. Located on North Ohio Avenue, the building still stands reflecting a glorious past and inspiring a better future.
Festivals and live entertainment events take place year round at this park, showcasing some of the major names in the music industry. It is home to the very popular annual "Suwannee River Jam". In addition to great concerts and a music pavilion, there are picnic pavilions throughout the park as well as swimming, camping, canoeing, horseback riding, biking, skating and hiking. Located 80-minutes from Jacksonville, east on I-10 to the Live Oak exit.