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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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Address: 4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446
Phone Number: 352-628-5343
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds...
Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds and reptiles, including the manatee.
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A must visit in Crystal River

No matter what age or gender this is a must visit . From the booking hall and back its a great day out. You can ride out on a boat through the creek with a great commentary by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

No matter what age or gender this is a must visit . From the booking hall and back its a great day out. You can ride out on a boat through the creek with a great commentary by the captain which is very informative or take a ride on the open top buggy. The wildlife some of which are loose... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I visited the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in April and I knew that this was not prime manatee time: the weather has warmed up and the manatees have dispersed. However, based on the reviews I expected more of the park. With some exceptions, i.e. river otters, the animals are "displayed" in an old-fashioned zoo setting. The three... More 

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a wonderful half day Florida attraction. The featured review that says it's horrible is not fair. For the price I take all my visitors here young and old. Everyone had enjoyed the day. The boat ride alone is worth the price. I live only 20 minutes from it and have been there many time. Going again with my... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We spent the day at the park with our 7-year-old daughter and she loved it! The animals seem well-cared for, the staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the boat ride and also seeing the manatees and other animals. The underwater observatory is very cool, and being there for the manatee feedings (they happen 3 times a day) was... More 

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Duncansville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We have been here several times, lots of wildlife and birds. We stopped several times just to see the wild Manatees. They are beautiful. They take in wounded animals, heal them and return them to the wild. If they can not be released because of their injuries then the park keeps them. There's a hippo, gators, bears, all kinds of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It was fun but nothing too exciting. I enjoyed watching the manatee's and alligators. However nothing about it would have me come back. It was rather expensive for you get.

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Fayetteville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've been to Florida before but never saw a manatee until today. We also saw a rhino, gators and a plethora of other Florida animals and birds and fish. The park is beautiful and the guides were friendly and informative. We rode a pontoon boat to access the wildlife park and a tram brought us back to the visitors center.... More 

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Portland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had a lovely time wandering the park. We were able to enjoy the manatees, walking in the fish bowl, seeing the alligators. Lu the hippo is even here. He was the one thing I remembered from my last trip on an elementary school field trip. That was 35+ years ago! The icing on the cake was being able to... More 

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I visited with a large group including 3 children ages 8 - 10. At a entrance fee of $13 per person and $5 per child, this is overpriced for being a state park. To get to the park you either take a tram or a boat ride. Definitely take the boat. It is a nice and scenic ride. The park... More 

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Dunnellon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a small wildlife park in the middle of a sleepy little town. There are two ways into the park. You can cruise down from US 19 on a pontoon boat or a short drive down off a side road. I recommend the boat. The park offers nature trails, picnic areas, and an abundance of exactly what it named... More 

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