The sleepy little town of Yankeetown was re-awakened in 1961 when Elvis Presley arrived to film segments of the movie, “Follow That Dream”. Yankeetown is located on the Levy County, FL coast, just west of Inglis and US19/98. It’s a quick trip on Hwy 40 through Inglis and into the heart of Yankeetown, where several scenes were filmed.
While a trip down Follow That Dream Parkway has few reminders of the events in 1961 (except the sign, shown above!), a trip to the end of the road allows the visitor to see some exceptional scenery. There’s also some great fishing from the shoreline at the mouth of the Withlacoochee River, as well as a good boat and kayak/canoe launch.
And don’t miss the opportunity to have a meal at the Riverside Inn restaurant, located at the historic Izaak Walton Lodge, in “downtown” Yankeetown!