Silver Lake Lodge / Panorama Inn

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This place no longer exists, but at one time it was a huge hotel with about 200 rooms. It was the Panorama Inn, then the Silver Lake Lodge, then it was left to ruin in the 1980s for about twenty years before finally being demolished around 2006. Before it was torn down though it was a popular “haunt” for local ghost hunters, who swore doors would open and close on their own. These days its just an empty lot on the lake.

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Geographic Information

501 Spring Lake Rd
Ocala, FL 34472
United States

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29.100898, -82.007272
Marion County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Silver Springs Shores, FL (0.8 mi.)
Belleview, FL (4.6 mi.)
Ocala, FL (10.0 mi.)
The Villages, FL (11.9 mi.)
Lady Lake, FL (13.7 mi.)
Wildwood, FL (16.4 mi.)
Fruitland Park, FL (17.6 mi.)
Lisbon, FL (20.7 mi.)
Coleman, FL (21.2 mi.)
Leesburg, FL (21.5 mi.)


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  1. Christopher davis  |  

    Doors slamming yes,typewriters typing, oh yes orbs yes,my girl friend would never step foot in here but ince.i have so many memories when this place was still there.vreepy as hell and very haunted.

  2. In the early 70’s, we stayed at this lodge on a regular basis through the mid-eighties and loved the place which faced the lake. The semi-formal restaurant there was simply the best at the time. One day when we arrived for dinner, we found the place all chained up and closed. This once pristine and very classy lodge and restaurant would remain empty and abandoned for many years, then demolished – what a waste. Recently, I came across an original postcard of the place – a real tug on the heart with such wonderful memories. I have never experienced anything paranormal there.

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