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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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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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I have been to Florida each winter for a few weeks for years. I have done the theme parks many times and do love the excitement brings but this time I went to the state park to... read more

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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been to Florida each winter for a few weeks for years. I have done the theme parks many times and do love the excitement brings but this time I went to the state park to see the manatees. WOW! I saw a few wild (in the wild) manatees but this was not the reason that I fell in... More 

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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved all aspects of this park. The manatees were plentiful. The birds were spectacular. Flamingos, herons, pelicans, many many more. This is not to be missed. The facility was very clean and enjoyable.

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Thank Dan G
Centreville, Virginia
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved everything about this park! To get to the main entrance you take a boat ride down a “jungle-like” river - the guide was hilarious! When you get to the park they have a nice gift shop and cafe – then it's on to the loop trail to see all of the mostly native wildlife on exhibit. Lu, the... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went in January and the park was quiet. We took the pontoon boat and the tram back. There were so many fascinating creatures and I was totally excited and interested. Pleasant and informative Staff. Saw so much wildlife...loved it

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Florida
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of interesting animals here. Whooping cranes, Florida panther, bob cats, flamingos and more. Nice boat ride too. The staff was very friendly

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Apopka, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an afternoon at this park and loved every minute. It's well laid out and an easy walk. If you come in on Suncoast Blvd, you'll board either a pontoon boat or a tram to traverse the mile to the center where you actually begin your walking tour. We opted for the boat ride to get a chance to see... More 

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Manton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting history of a park that went from an attraction in the 1930's to a rescue rehabilitation state park. (Be sire to look at the wall of history, very interesting...hollywood liked the park) We enjoy nature and even though parts have a zoo flavor it is amazing how well each habitat was created. We walked thru the park twice... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited a few days after Christmas when Florida was experiencing warmer than usual temperatures. The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed seeing all of the animal exhibits and the captive manatees that were in residence. Unfortunately, the warm temperatures kept the wild manatees from congregating at the park. Despite that fact, we really enjoyed ourselves and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this park which features animals and birds of the area. The Florida panther was just beautiful!! Also loved viewing the rare birds. It was a rather cold day and hundreds of manatees were hovering around the warm springs. A pleasant day in a lovely part of Florida!

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Racine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see the manatees, a lot of beautiful, rare birds in an aviary enclosure, this is the place to be. It was a entertaining experience. The manatees are awesome.

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