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Things to do in Dunnellon

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“If you stop by this place make sure you grab a seat outside along the water they have good fresh seafood here.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Swampy's in Dunnellon is great for casual atmosphere and good food. It has very nice outdoor seating and a really nice view of the Rainbow River. It's recommended for lunch or dinner. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Nature
“This outfit does a GREAT JOB of renting Kayaks & Tubes to float down the Rainbow River that is crystal clear. Then they pick you up at the bottom and bring you back up to your car. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Just a mile away and has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including river gear like swimsuits, beach towels, tubes, snorkeling equipment, and more. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“This is a fun relaxing way to enjoy the spring fed river and see some fantastic views. They also rent paddle boards and kayaks. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Easy launch and parking for Kayaks, Canoes and Tubing. Shuttle for Tubers.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is good but the pie is awesome. They usually have 8 or more options. This is a must!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Store
“Plants, Antiques and Local Artisan / Craftsman wares in a three story home and gardens in our downtown historic area. Also, connected to Sweetie's Cafe (breakfast, lunch, high teas) and Clothing Boutique, often live music, outside dinning, beautiful settings, great owner, highly recommend. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Welcome to Rainbow River Kayak Adventures! We are the premier kayak, paddleboard and tube rental outfitter in the historic boomtown of Dunnellon, located in Marion County, Florida. We have high-quality kayak, paddleboard and tube rentals that include kp hole shuttle transportation to and from the Rainbow River. Our Rainbow Springs kayaking location allows people to easily travel from all over Florida to enjoy the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Rainbow River and get up close and personal with a variety of wildlife such as birds, fish, turtles, and otters. While on your rainbow river tubing, kayaking or paddleboard adventure, enjoy bird watching, fishing, rope swings, snorkeling, and much much more! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Single, double, or fishing Kayak and Stand up Paddle Board Rentals for a full day of fun. Choose to launch from their site or take their shuttle service up for a downstream float. They also have a four hour tubing float for those that want a lazy day on the river. They offer shuttle only if you have your own equipment for $7 per person. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
“FRESH SEAFOOD STORE - Rated 4.7 stars on Google. A fantastic Seafood store with fresh catches and great seafood salads, spices, soups etc. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Tour Provider
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Charming Tea House that you can even dress up in their vintage clothes and hats. Food is delicious.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“It is what the name says it is. A great breakfast spot open until 2. The rest of the menu is pretty good too.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the only place in the area where you can get Indian cuisine. They also serve a wide variety of other fare including, burgers, fajitas, steaks, and seafood. They have a lounge area and a dining area on opposite sides of the building, so you can pick the environment that suits you best.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“If you stop by this place make sure you grab a seat outside along the water they have good fresh seafood here.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Swampy's in Dunnellon is great for casual atmosphere and good food. It has very nice outdoor seating and a really nice view of the Rainbow River. It's recommended for lunch or dinner. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is good but the pie is awesome. They usually have 8 or more options. This is a must!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
Breakfast Spot
“It is what the name says it is. A great breakfast spot open until 2. The rest of the menu is pretty good too.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the only place in the area where you can get Indian cuisine. They also serve a wide variety of other fare including, burgers, fajitas, steaks, and seafood. They have a lounge area and a dining area on opposite sides of the building, so you can pick the environment that suits you best.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“4.7 STARS based on 137 Google reviews This recommendation comes from one of our Guests!”
  • 1 local recommends

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