What began as a fruit and citrus stand in the 1960s, Boyette’s Grove and Citrus Attraction has evolved into a classic roadside attraction on Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville-Weeki Wachee.
Once billed as a citrus attraction, Boyette’s Grove is much more. Upon entering, you find yourself in a true old-Floridana style gift shop, filled with an assortment of kitschy souvenirs including as shark teeth, dinosaur fossils, and shell mobiles.
Growing, processing, and packaging citrus still occurs, and Boyett’s raise the largest variety of commercially grown citrus in Hernando County. In fact, visitors can watch a refurbished washing and packing machine dating back to the 1940s to process the fruit.
In the 1980s, the family began taking in donated and rescue animals and their zoo was born. Visitors can feed the various species of wildlife including monkeys, parrots, zebras, and camels.
Since then, Boyette’s Grove and Citrus Attraction has added a dinosaur cave where kids can pan for gold, a 3-D art gallery, and an 18-hole indoor mini-golf course. Visitors can also cool off with up to 24 flavors in Boyett’s old-fashioned ice-cream parlor.
Whether fresh fruit or old-fashioned Florida souvenir, you’ll find it all at Boyett’s Grove and Citrus Attraction, on Florida’s Adventure Coast, Brooksville-Weeki Wachee.