Hotels in Brooksville

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    Brooksville, Florida, is the administrative seat of Hernando County. It was founded in 1856, but most of its older buildings date back to the early 20th century. Along a couple of brick-paved downtown streets there are still a few buildings from the 1880s. Guests staying in budget hotels in Brooksville will find that the community has managed to retain much of its old fashioned, small town atmosphere.Brooksvilles Heritage Museum is housed in a Victorian mansion that was built in 1856. The four-story house is one of the towns architectural gems. On a guided tour you will learn some of the history of the town and of the house. According to legend, the old house is haunted. At Boyetts Groves, a mile and a half east of Brooksville, you can visit Citrus Attraction. There is a small zoo and several aquariums, including a 14,000 gallon saltwater reef tank. You can also see a working citrus packing house. Not far from Brooksville is Lake Townsend Regional Park. There is a fishing pier there, and a boat ramp. Hikers and cyclists are drawn to the Suncoast Trail, which has a paved surface they can take all the way to the outskirts of Tampa. Also of interest to nature lovers is the Chinsegut Nature Center seven miles north of Brooksville. It is home to several endangered species. For information on cheap hotels in Brooksville, check the listings.