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Visit the quaint, small town of Dunnellon and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds it. Check out the state parks, or just stay on the beach – it's entirely up to you!
Book your Dunnellon vacation rental on FlipKey today and start planning your trip to this tranquil town.
About Dunnellon, Florida
This small town in Marion County was once famous for the mining activities in-and-around Rainbow River.
It was founded in 1887, and grew massively after phosphate was discovered in 1889. That industry has since faded, leaving room for tourism to take its place. So, it's no surprise this is a great spot for a vacation!
Dunnellon is a small town framed by both the Rainbow and Withlacoochee rivers. It still sparkles with the old-time charm that many Floridian beach towns have lost.
However, just because it's a small town doesn't mean it’s dull. It's a popular movie location – you may recognize it as the location for the 2001 film Jeepers Creepers!
For a peaceful getaway, far from the tourist traps of the rest of the Florida coast, come to Dunnellon and enjoy your own slice of paradise.
What to do
During your stay in Dunnellon, you have to visit Rainbow Springs State Park. Its clear rivers tumble into glorious waterfalls – so, bring your camera!
Hike up to see these falls in all their glory, or explore more of the forest.
For a bit of fun, why not go tubing while you're there? The kids and the adults will love it! It's a great way to spend a day.
After you've dried off, you can go and have dinner in one of the riverside restaurants – they usually have fresh seafood that was caught the same morning. Delicious!
Whether it's in the ocean or on the river, watersports are a big thing in Dunnellon. Take a riverboat ride, go swimming, kayaking or even fishing. The river is home to the elusive ‘Big Bass’ fish, so see if you can get a nibble.
In the town, there are plenty of places to shop. Try the antique and specialty stores to find that perfect souvenir.
Top Dunnellon, Florida travel tips
If you're coming here, a good pair of walking boots is a must. That way you can explore everything Dunnellon has to offer.
To explore further afield, it's probably best to bring the car. But, really, there's everything you could need right here in town.
There are a few restaurants for you to try, but remember gratuity will not be included, so leave a tip between 10-15% to say thanks to your server – they'll really appreciate it.
For a vacation that's slightly off the beaten track, come to Dunnellon. The locals will welcome you with open arms and you'll have a fantastic time, especially if you book the perfect Dunnellon vacation rental on FlipKey.