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Small Town Done Right
Inverness is proud of its status as a small town done right. While it is a small town with just over 7,000 residents, it has all the amenities and excitement one could ever ask for. This central Florida destination has something for everyone whether you are a lover of the arts, an avid outdoorsmen or someone that enjoys discovering new restaurants and shops.
Arts & Culture
The City is home to the newly renovated Valerie Theatre Cultural Center and the Historic Old Courthouse Museum. The Valerie Theatre dates back to the 1920s silent movie era, but was recently restored into modern cultural center with a calendar of entertainment from concerts, plays, educational exhibits, comedians and movies. More information at ValerieTheatre.org. The Historic Old Courthouse Museum is home to the Citrus County Historical Society and houses special collection exhibits and hosts a number of special events throughout the year. The iconic building is known for its copper cupola and clock face on all four sides. It also has been made famous for being part of the 1961 Elvis Presley movie Follow that Dream.
It’s hard not to enjoy the great outdoors in Inverness, it has magnificent parks, picturesque lakes and access to the Withlacoochee State Trail, a 46-miles of recreational trail perfect for bikes and horses. Whispering Pines Park is 290-acres of natural beauty with three walking trails, Olympic size swimming pool, splash pad, tennis, disc golf, baseball and pavilions. Liberty Park and Wallace Brooks parks are waterfront parks that are located along the Withlacoochee Trail that are open year round. There are also birding trails and camping sites nearby at Potts Preserve and Fort Cooper State Park.
Restaurants and Shops
Calling all foodies, this City has culinary delights for all tastes. There are fine European style dining establishments, savory Italian restaurants, a gourmet cupcake bakery, wood fired pizzerias, a farm-to-table café, down home-comfort food spots, ice cream, barbecue, pubs and a winery. There is also a wide variety of shopping from antiques, apparel, accessories, art, books, candles, biking, furniture and more.The small town with all the benefits of a large city is also host to several festivals, concerts, performing arts, shows and special events.