Lilypons was started in 1917 and originally called Three Springs Fisheries. In the mid 1930s the US post office wanted to establish a post office there for all the items they were mailing. The new post office needed a name so the owner of Three Springs, G. Leicester Thomas, Sr., decided to call it Lily Pons, after a famous opera singer. The Postal service said that it needed to be one word so it was named Lilypons.
Not only does Lilypons sell fish, flowers and anything else one needs for outdoor ponds, it's also a great place to see birds and other wildlife. While early spring doesn't have much in the way of flowers, while we were there we did see a few different birds and a few frogs.
A Great Blue Heron was seen in one of the other ponds, though it flew away before I got a chance to get close for a photo.
So, if one is looking for something different to do Lilypons is a nice getaway for a couple of hours.