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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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Pleasant afternoon.

Enjoyed taking the tram to the park and the boat back. Saw the manatees eating lunch. There is an underwater observatory where you could see fish and manatees swimming. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Parrish, Florida
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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed taking the tram to the park and the boat back. Saw the manatees eating lunch. There is an underwater observatory where you could see fish and manatees swimming. We don't dive, but this felt like we were diving underwater. The animals here are very well treated and seemed very content. Great place for families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Is a very quite but fun place to visit. The kids enjoyed the park and it is not too big of a park for kids to walk and not get tired

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Kennesaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the best State Park experiences I've ever had. From the manatees, to the alligators, to the hippo, Ellie Schiller State Park is awesome for the whole family.

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Auburndale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have posted my pleasure in this park before on Trip Advisor, but I just want to give a "heads up" to future visitors from a person who has visited many times. Prior to visiting the park this week, we've always gone in the cool months, and March is especially wonderful because all the birds are nesting and engaging in... More 

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Been to a lot of state parks (43 in Florida) this is a great zoo inside a park experience with boats, trams, and native wildlife. Two entrances and two gift shops. 4 permanent manatee resident in park. 😍

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Hernando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is one of the most unusual of the Florida state parks. All kinds of different Fl wildlife, from birds to the beloved Manatees. However in the winter the resident Manatees are not in the springs area, as that area is open for the wild Manatees. Not the best viewing at that time. Also be prepared to fight the mosquitoes... More 

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Gardners
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you are in the area, don't miss this. Beautiful walk along a well cared for trail to see wildlife, as well as rescued manatees. Well worth a visit...so glad I did!

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We visited the park last weekend and had a great time. It was great to see all the different animals. If you have the chance to take the boat, instead of the tram, over to the park it's a better view. The boat takes a little bit longer but it's worth it.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Its' the second time we have brought visitors to this place and they all enjoy it. We have bobcats in our backyard - sometimes - and snakes and other critters, but they do not live there permanently, so taking our guests to Homossassa is the next best thing. As for me, I am impressed with the deep spring cave under... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

There is lots more to do here than you would think. Several historical sites in the area and with scallop season coming it was packed. Great places to eat also

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Address: 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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