Welcome to Tavares


The Best of Lake County

The City of Tavares has served as the County’s Seat for Lake County Florida, since 1888. Downtown Tavares, lies on the shores of Lake Dora. The picturesque Wooton Park sits only one block from Main Street and offers families everything from picnic pavilions to boat ramps. Tavares is also home to the Dora Canal, known as one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. Tavares Seaplane Base is a city-owned, public-use seaplane base on Lake Dora in Tavares. The base is popular and gives rise to the city’s nickname, “America’s Seaplane City”.

Lake County Resources

City of Tavares
Lake County Schools
Lake County Government
Lake County Property Appraisers

Lake County Museum of Art is an art museum, community art center, and a 501(3)c registered nonprofit institution serving Lake County since 1995. Available programs include regularly changing fine art exhibitions, art classes for adults and children, membership, and much more.

213 W. Ruby Street, Tavares, FL 32778

The museum is free to the public, they accept donations in lieu of charging an admission fee.

Thursday through Saturday 12 noon - 4pm

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