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“Never expected it to be there”
Review of Thursby House

Thursby House
Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Orange City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

This is located in a state park and we went to see the manatees we had heard were there. Didn't see any but saw the house and was surprised to be able to go through and experience it. The surrounding park was beautiful and we also didn't know you could swim there. It needs to be promoted more than it is

Thank Bonnie M
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"florida history"
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

The Thursby House shows a typical house of the time and if you are in the Blue Springs park, you might as well walk through. There is a good written history there which provides a backdrop for your walk along the spring.

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Reviewed 11 December 2012

if like history and viewing the old florida this is a great place to visit and bring the kids.A great place to have a cookout and view the river boat traffic,very nice picnic areas.

Thank brian r
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

A real southern style house , loved the crooked supports ! The have turned the house into a mini museum ,telling the Thursbys' story.

Thank Curtisyd
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

The manatee are so kool.I have seen them at Sea World but to see them in there real nature is so wonderful.. I love historical things. Just for the day leave the cell phones in the car and see what it was like when The Thursbys where there. Leave the 2012 behine just for a few hours enjoy your day. Call first the hours and time change. Its a great time for couples or for the whole family to do and wont brake your bank account.
Michelle Mcconnell

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