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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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This was recommended to us by our next door neighbor. What a GREAT wildlife park! Took my son-in-law and grandson and had a great time. Saw manatees, Florida panther, Lucifer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was recommended to us by our next door neighbor. What a GREAT wildlife park! Took my son-in-law and grandson and had a great time. Saw manatees, Florida panther, Lucifer ye hippo, eagles, owls... ah, you know! Anyway, nice park, with a friendly and helpful staff. Had a great time and will definitely be going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is old time Florida! There was a tram or boat ride over to the park. There are lots of trees and it's shady and cooler on a hot summer day. We saw manatees, alligators and lots of other wildlife. It's a good half day of fun. The ride to get there is through the country and Weeki Wachee and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I had a little extra time, so I decided to stop by the wildlife park...and I'm so glad I did! Not only is there a tram and a boat ride/tour, but you can also drive right to the park. The wildlife walking tour was my favorite. There were alligators, birds, Pumas and even a hippopotamus. The "fish bowl" shouldn't be... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We chose to come here instead of the springs because we heard that you would be able to see manatees during the summer months & that was our entire goal! The park did not disappoint!! We got to view Manatees up close & in person. The park was beautiful & had many more animals to see. Def well worth the... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My grandson wanted to see manatees and this is the only place that you can see some year round. The wild ones migrate out to sea in the summer. There are 4 in captivity because they were previously too injured to be released into the wild. Lots of other animals to see too. Tip: If you're not interested in the... More 

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We decided to visit this park after a day of manatee touring. We went from 3 to 5 PM which was sufficient time and less crowded. We took the tram to the west entrance - The riverboat stops touring at 3 PM. We viewed all the animals, watched Manatee feeding. The children - aged seven thru eleven Loved the experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful trails with wildlife refuge and an underground viewing of the springs. There are so many different fish and the manatees came right up to the window. Great place to spend a few hours with nature.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Closeup view of the Manatee's from the underwater viewing area, a great chance to see them in their natural habitat.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I've been here three times and I have not been disappointed any time. We came earlier this time and had more activity perhaps because of the summer heat later. The underwater spring observatory was great; manatee (2) and an abundance of snook, mullet, and sheephead. The manatee skeleton on display still has me fascinated; 5 fingers, wrist, elbow, shoulder, shoulder... More 

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columbia south carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It was our families 1st time here.We were suprised at all the animals to see here.All of the Florida native animals in one place.I love manatees and enjoyed viewing them swimming around in the crystal clear water.The price i felt was good for the experience.There are places to buy snacks and food if you need it.

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Address: 4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446
Phone Number: 352-628-5343
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Homosassa Springs

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