Avon Park, Florida: Maxwell's House of Fruit

The last fruit packing house in Highlands County sells orange ice cream and accommodates a squirrel that sits in a chair and eats corn.

607 E. Circle St., Avon Park, FL
East edge of town, on the north side of E. Pleasant St.
M-F 9-5, Sa-Su afternoons (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Maxwell's House of Fruit

Looks like you are going down an abandoned road. But this attraction is there and the ice cream is delicious.

[Mo, 08/06/2020]

Squirrel porch.

Maxwell's House of Fruit

Maxwell's House of Fruit is a trip, as well as a fruit-packing house with a wide variety of orange products. It's only a couple of blocks away from Avon Park's Main Street, with free orange juice. The most popular thing to do is to sit on one of the rocking chairs on the front porch and enjoy orange ice cream, and the most charming thing about the place is the birdhouse-size replica of the front porch that has a chair for a squirrel that eats dried corn.

[Leo Griffin, 07/24/2013]

Surrounded by citrus groves, Maxwell's is the last fruit packing house in Highlands County. The Maxwell family has been in the Florida fruit business since the 1920s.

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