Dover, Florida: Airstream RanchEight Airstream mobile homes, shoved into the Florida sod as an artistic tribute. Loved by everyone except its neighbors.
Bates RV Exchange
- 4656 Mcintosh Rd, Dover, FL
- Bates RV Exchange. I-4 exit 14, southwest corner. Park in the Bates RV lot, tell them why you're there, then follow the golf cart path from the back to Airstream Ranch, which extends along the south side of the interstate.
- 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
They will give you a map [at the office], but there is no need to stop at the RV place. Just when you get off highway, 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 .[Heather Forrey, 03/09/2013]
Super idea for recycling old mobile trailers. Admittedly copied the Cadillac Ranch on Route 66, but in addition the Airstream Ranch is a showcase for a charity (autism). What more! Remember, right next to Bates RV, "Vintage Airstream Village. Five ancient caravans that make you travel in time."[Alain-Claude Mainguet, 05/11/2011]
As a driver for a packaging goods vendor, I often drive by the Airstream Ranch. I always find myself looking forward to seeing the site. I'm not sure why, but the Airstream Ranch has some kind of attractiveness to it.
I hope that whatever legal issues this Airstream Ranch has caused have been resolved positively, so that the site can remain.[steven, 09/11/2009]