City of Apopka, Florida

The name “Apopka” is actually a Seminole word for “potato eating place.” Known as “The Indoor Foliage Capital of the World,” this city was the birthplace of the chief Coacoochee (known in English as "Wild Cat"). There are five buildings in Apopka on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places through the Apopka Historical Society.

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The C.A.R.E. Foundation is a refuge for over 200 assorted exotic animals and wildlife. Within their care are bears, large cats, reptiles, monkeys, birds, and more. They provide wildlife education and animal rescue.

While this is a smaller dog park, it still features a pet shower, bench, and even a pet memorial bridge. All for man's best friend!

El Potro offers a wide variety of flavorful homemade dishes and is one of Orlando's authentic Mexican restaurants. El Potro owns three locations in Central Florida: Winter Park, Orlando, and Apopka.

Huey Magoo’s is a chicken tender restaurant started in Central Florida by two former Wingstop executives. Get affordable and family-friendly meals at locations spreading throughout Florida.

Hutchinson Farm Winery was a dream for its founders for years. They want to share with consumers wine from their local farm and the experience they had over the years in the business. 

The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon with a friend or maybe a few family members. This place is for the nature lovers as it is wetlands where a multitude of animals live. There are over 300 different species of birds that can be seen while on this 11-mile driving loop. Other animals that can be seen here are alligators, turtles, river otters, bobcats, coyotes, and the occasional bear and deer meandering through the wooded areas. If you decide to drive it can take from 1-2 hours to enjoy the natural scenery, but walkers, joggers, bicyclers, and horseback riders are encouraged to enjoy the natural sights at Lake Apopka. 

The Apopka Chief is a subscription-based publication delivered on Fridays, featuring up-to-date editorial content with opinion, lifestyle, and sports pages, as well as classified and legal sections. Independently-owned and family-operated. 

The Music Box was founded by Elizabeth Chaves whose love of music and the desire to inspire and encourage developing aspiring artists and performers wanted to create an environment for hands on learning in a hip environment where students could be challenged and inspired. 


Whether you're a tourist looking for something out of Orlando's norm, or a resident trying to opt outside and escape city-life, Wekiwa Springs is the place to visit. Explore over 25 miles of hiking trails, camp, or cool-off with a swim. This park is really well-run. They've thought of all your needs and provide resources to satisfy you: snack bar, bathrooms, easy parking, pet-friendly areas, pavilions, boat rentals, equestrians trails, campgrounds, and much more.