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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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Relaxing way to spend a few hours

My boyfriend and I actually drove past this place and decided to turn back around and check it out. We both love nature and wildlife. We parked at the state park building and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I actually drove past this place and decided to turn back around and check it out. We both love nature and wildlife. We parked at the state park building and took the free boat ride over. It takes about 15-20 minutes, and if you're lucky, you may see some wildlife along the way. The admission cost is... More 

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Lecanto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Fun for one and all! Florida wildlife only & are rescued, given a home & displayed for us to enjoy. Yuma the panther is my favorite! We visit often since we have a Florida state park pass. I even adopted Yuma to help the park and Yuma! I love this place...so beautiful to walk the paths or sit by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We just got done with 5 days in the parks and needed to kill time before our early am manatee swim. This park is a great two hour adventure and reasonably priced. Nice sharecroppers, easy walking, our 8 and 12 yos loved it. Only thing is bait tour really isn't worth the heat....but could pass on that and just do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Visited today and caught the first boat at 9:30 a.m. hoping to avoid the heat of the day. Free 20 minute boat ride from the visitor center to the entrance of the park where you will need to buy tickets.....$13.00 each, no discounts that I know of for adults. Check the times for the three talks...we saw each,about 15 minutes... More 

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This park will only take a couple of hours and it is well worth the time. They have a great collection of Florida wildlife including four resident manatees in the park which you can see from above the water or via an underwater viewing station. There is also a great collection of birds. I felt like I was in the... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We just had the best time here. Must see the manatees in the under water observatory. Hippos, eagles and much, much more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I thoroughly recommend this attraction as a change from the hustle and bustle of the beach and the theme parks. It caters for all ages and abilities with plenty os seating and shade. They offer food, drink and transport with a wealth of wildlife to see up close and personal. Enjoy this day out. The entrance fee is very very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a very nice treat for the nature lover and animal lover. You get to see lots of Florida wildlife close up. You can go into an underwater glass room to see manatee and fish up close in their own natural settings. Plan to spend several hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Spent the afternoon here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Such a difference from the hustle and bustle of the Orlando theme parks. Most of the staff are volunteers which says a lot. Great to see some of the wildlife so close up especially the manatee which were my favourite. Nice place to have a stroll and a relaxing afternoon.

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

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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