Dover, Florida: Airstream RanchEight Airstream mobile homes, shoved into the Florida sod as an artistic tribute. Loved by everyone except its neighbors.
- 4656 Mcintosh Rd, Dover, FL
- Tampa RV. I-4 exit 14, southwest corner. Continue past RV entrance to stoplight and turn right onto US 92, go 1/4 mile and take a right onto Castlewood Rd. 1/2 mile, ranch is on left.
- Daylight hours. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Airstream Ranch: It's taken two years of legal battles, but Florida's Airstream Ranch is now officially not a bad thing. But it's not officially art, either. [02/15/2010] Complete Story...
Airstream Ranch: On March 14, 2008, Frank Bates went before the Hillsborough County Code Enforcement Board to plead his case for the preservation of Airstream Ranch. [03/25/2008] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About Airstream Ranch
Can't stop or get photo from front, which is the better view, but only as a drive by. But by following the directions, you can see across a field to back view.[Carol, 05/04/2016]
Cool, but your best pic shots will not be on the back roads described, but will be if you pull over (safely) off the interstate. It does come up on you quick on the interstate so be wary.[J Bryson, 02/01/2016]
Hard to photograph. Perhaps not so bad on a light traffic day, but the interstate shoulder isn't very wide, and seemed risky for a stop. We instead looped back to the previous exit for a drive-by, with the photographer in the passenger's seat. Even then, slow lane antics won't be appreciated by drivers speeding towards Orlando.
The best view of the Airstream Ranch is from I-4. You can, however, still get to the back side of it by taking I-4 exit 14. Turn south at the exit and drive past the RV dealership. Turn right at the stoplight onto US 92. After approximately a quarter-mile turn right onto Castlewood Road. Keep following the road approximately a half-mile, and Airstream Ranch will be on the left. There is a fence so you will not be able to access the Airstreams, and you will have the traffic from the highway in the background of your pictures, but you will be able to take your time to safely see them.[Amy at Urban Country Girl Artistry, 10/22/2015]