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Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446
352-628-5343
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds and reptiles, including the manatee.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We found out about this because our family wanted to see manatees. We stopped at another park and they suggested it. We were so glad they did. The boat ride to the park was phenomenal and the volunteers were all so very nice and accommodating. The animals were very well taken care of and seemed happy to be there. Don't... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Love visiting rescue wildlife centres and fascinated about the Manatees. When we visited there was a thunderstorm so whilst we had a great time some of the animals were sheltered to protect them. Didn't spoil our visit but did limit some of our photography. Managed to keep dry and enjoyed our visit. Would return definitely.

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Edgartown, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The state did a great thing when they purchased this onetime roadside attraction, turned exotic animal park and made it a Florida State Park. It is home to a wide array of indigenous Florida animals and the recent addition of the 1 yr old Florida Panther, Yuma, is a great draw. The fishbowl spring is one of the best places... More

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Cave Junction, OR
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We spent two hours here and loved the views of the birds that have been rescued. While seeing animals in captivity is never as desirable as seeing them in the wild (seeing the gators in the ponds of the Everglades was amazing!) knowing these were rescue animals made it quite palatable. The facility was clean and efforts were clearly made... More

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Calgary
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I had a great afternoon here after swimming with manatees in Crystal Spring up the road. It's not really a wild life park as many of us think of them, but a small animal park / zoo. For all that, I had a really nice afternoon there. The animals are interesting and birds were especially interesting. The manatees were temporarily... More

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Miami, Florida
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361 reviews 361 reviews
86 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If we had visited the park as a couple, we might have found our thoughts wandering to the quality of captive animal life or the size of animal cages. But our 5-year-old grandson scurried from alligators to manatees to eagles to imaginary creatures lurking under the water so excitedly that all our thoughts and efforts were focused on keeping track... More

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McLean Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have taken many friends to the park and everyone agrees it is a great place to see what Florida is all about

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I won't begrudge them the high price, because taking care of animals properly is expensive. But it really is a very little zoo with a small collection and we didn't manage to kill much time here. I can't fault the volunteer staff; they were all really good and made an effort with their presentations. The best part was the boat... More

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Homosassa Springs, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We live this park. Right here by our home. Best park in florida. The wildlife is awesome. This place is always clean. The volunteers are all so nice. Food at snack bar good. Great gifts in gift shop. Boat ride fun. Walk thru woods very nice

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Dade City, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

never miss a chance to stop by this State Park. Take the kids, give them a first hand look at the wildlife that inhabits our beautiful State! It's an educational experience the Adults and Kids will always remember. Pick up a jacket or shirt, they are quality items that are worth the expense!

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