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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 great way to spend the day!

Wonderful place to visit! Lovely boat ride to it with lots of information by the very amusing captain. Walk across the road and you're there. This is assisted living for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit! Lovely boat ride to it with lots of information by the very amusing captain. Walk across the road and you're there. This is assisted living for the animals as there's a lot that couldn't survive in the wild, including a blind bird of prey, damaged manatees and would you believe a 50 year old hippo called... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Beautifully landscaped park. Excellent value for money - only $13 entrance fee per adult. We spent nearly 5 hours here. Seeing the manatees being fed was a highlight especially in the underwater viewing area. All staff were very friendly and knowledgeable - many are volunteers. Lovely boat ride from the entrance off the main road to the park entrance (a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Ancient sailors at one time thought the Manatees to be Mermaids. As they gracefully glide the inner coastal waters of Homosassa Springs you get a good look at their bulk, and flat tail, so mermaid like. Protected here, the 4 females are fed and cared for by park employees a vet and dietician. It was feeding time and the docent... More 

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Matawan, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This park is primarily a sanctuary for animals needing some TLC that are native to FL. Highlights include manatee feeding, the underwater observatory and Lu the Hippo, who has got to be getting up there in years. As a part of the FL state park system, you can go geocaching to discover more about the park itself and its history... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were on a driving trip visiting old time Florida pre-Disney attractions. This park is wonderful. We enjoyed all of it except on this day, we didn't see any Manatees at all as advertised. Oh well. They just didn't come swimming up to the underground viewing windows. But the walking tour of all the rescued animals in their mostly natural... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited this park a couple years ago to see the manatee's, It was a lot of fun. Take the river boat on the way into the park, it's like a small river tour.

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soleil2jours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The whole place was well organized from the visitor center, to the transport out and the general orientation. It was such a beautiful setting with more than just the wild and rehab manatees. Watch out for Lulu (short for Lucifer) the hippo. If he seems friendly and comes over by you watch out. They aren't joking about the "splatter zone."... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

After snorkeling with the manatees just a short distance north of here, we decided to visit this state park after having a great experience the day before at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Again, the cost was excellent ($13 for adults, $5 for kids) and we spent several hours exploring. We rode the boat over and the history of the... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was the best thing we did on our whole vacation! We rode a boat down a Florida Creek to a dock, where we disembarked and crossed the street to the park entrance, where we paid an admission fee. If you don't want to take the boat, there is a trolley that can take you to the park entrance. I... More 

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Brooksville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

went with a group of friends in March 2014, it was a very nice visit to Homosassa ,Springs.It was a beautiful event. If anyone comes to Florida, This is a nice family visit.

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