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Grand Oaks Resort and Carriage Museum

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Address: 3000 Marion County Rd, Weirsdale, FL 32195-5168
Phone Number: +1 352-750-5500
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Discover the Grand Oaks Resort and Museum. Here guests enjoy a gracious...

Discover the Grand Oaks Resort and Museum. Here guests enjoy a gracious Southern sporting lifestyle set amid majestic oaks and gently rolling pastures of Florida's horse country. Whether you wish to stay in one of our well-appointed houses or cottages, RV Park, visit our Carriage Museum, enjoy lunch in our Bistro, visit our Gift Shop or Outfitters store, board your horse, plan an unforgettable wedding or meeting, or enjoy exceptional equestrian activities and training... The Grand Oaks has it all and is ready to welcome you.

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Beautiful Estate

We only went for drinks one afternoon but the place was so beautiful that we came back the following evening to enjoy the live entertainment. Such a great atmosphere. Steve the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Caledonia
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Caledonia
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only went for drinks one afternoon but the place was so beautiful that we came back the following evening to enjoy the live entertainment. Such a great atmosphere. Steve the bartender was generous with the drinks. As well, they have specials. People that came for a meal seem to really enjoy themselves. Most stayed for the entertainment.

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Traveling
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170 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Frankly I did not know what to make of this before we visited, but I am very glad we went. This is a fascinating museum and Mary who we met working there made it even better. She is very knowledgeable about the carriages and answered all our questions. Be sure to give this at least 1 & 1/2 hours to... More 

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Thank BernieandJune
Christine G, Front Desk at Grand Oaks Resort and Carriage Museum, responded to this review

We are always pleased to hear that somebody was pleasantly surprised by the Grand Oaks! I will be sure to let Mary know the kind words you have left for her... thank you. More 

The Villages, Florida
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182 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We met family and friends there to have a brunch and tour the museum after. The Brunch was very good with a lot of items on the menu. The tour was OUTSTANDING, with a lot of history. Don't miss this one.

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Christine G, Front Desk at Grand Oaks Resort and Carriage Museum, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the Sunday Brunch and the Museum Tour! Please visit again... More 

Lady Lake, Florida
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to walk among horses. Horses that pull carriages. A world class museum of carriages. A nice gift store with all things bright and horsey. A very nice place for a romantic afternoon. Wedding venue beautiful. RV park with all the amenities

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Largo, Florida
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We camped here in their RV park, but the place is all about the horses. Gorgeous rolling hills with manicured pastures and horses all around. As a horse lover I fell in love with all the beautiful horses you can visit as they graze in the pastures. We met Bud and Weiser, the two huge Clydesdales and then the smallest,... More 

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Thank RoadWriters
Christine G, Front Desk at Grand Oaks Resort and Carriage Museum, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for that glowing review! We appreciate when our guests give their opinions here on Trip Advisor. We are so happy to know that your experience with us was so positive for you. Thanks again! More 

The Villages, Florida
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

It is so enjoyable to go and tour the whole area. Beautiful huge southern oaks frame the pictures, the grounds are immaculately groomed, the horses shiny and beautiful, the whole setting so peaceful and delightful. We love to go up, drive around all the roadways, breathe the fresh air, pet the horses. There is a vast area for parking RV,... More 

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Thank TomBev2014
Christine G, Front Desk at Grand Oaks Resort and Carriage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We love to hear that our visitors have had a wonderful experience here at The Grand Oaks. More 

Cross Plains, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Great variety of period carriages from all over the world. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful.

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Bonney Lake, Washington, United States
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the RV Park so that we could tour the carriage museum. Enjoyed every part of this beautiful property. The Bistro has great food, RV sites are nice, carriage collection is amazing and I was lucky enough to visit during a driving event with every shape and size of horse. Enjoyed the instructors teaching various aspects of driving. Give... More 

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Thank Dean S
Christine G, Front Desk at Grand Oaks Resort and Carriage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review... we appreciate the feedback! More 

Hollywood, FL USA
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166 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We had heard about this place while visiting friends in The Villages and we were eager to learn more about how a carriage museum found its way in a small town. We were immediately impressed by the vastness of the area catering to equestrian related activities. However, before visiting the exhibit, we dined in the Bistro Grand Oaks which is... More 

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Christine G, Front Desk at Grand Oaks Resort and Carriage Museum, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for your endorsement! We would love to have you back anytime. More 

Union, Kentucky
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94 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

So if you are near or staying in the Villages, I would recommend a day trip here. Not too far away from town, this place is really cool. They have a carriage museum inside that showcases many very cool carriages through the centuries. After this you can stop out and check out the horses on the beautiful grounds. Great trip.

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Christine G, Front Desk at Grand Oaks Resort and Carriage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review... we are so glad you enjoyed the museum! More 

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