The station was a hub of activity in the early 20th century, serving as a vital link between the rural areas of Citrus County and the rest of the state. The station was a popular stop for passengers traveling to and from Inverness, as well as for shipping goods and produce from the area.
During World War II, the station played an important role in the war effort by serving as a transportation hub for soldiers and supplies. In the post-war years, however, the station's importance waned as automobile travel became more popular and the citrus industry declined.
In the 1980s, the station was restored the depot and turn it into a museum and retail shops.