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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: State Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: You must go to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park right on Highway 19.  It is a zoo of particular cleanliness.  You will really enjoy the bird... more »
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Houston, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was most unreliable experience! We were standing on a sandbar with our masks just barely in the water and these gentle giants would swim up to you and roll over so you could rub their tummies! I didn't like the fact some people stood on their tails and even tried to ride them, fortunately the game wardens watch for... More

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

i have lived here for over 20 years and finally made it . The boat ride was nice ,enjoying the scenery,would never know you were in town. A nice day trip for seeing alligators ,birds .manatees and numerous animals.There were walking paths to follow around the park and just big enough to enjoy for an afternoon visit. (or morning )... More

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New Haven, Indiana, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This place was a great find! We really enjoyed our visit here, loved watching the manatee feedings and learning more about them. It was great to see the hippo, eagles and bears too! Such a great variety of animals. The park was very clean and handicap friendly. Not to mention, the staff was friendly and knowledgable. Well worth the visit.

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

we thought we were coming to a nature reserve, but we were surprised to get to a zoo. nevertheless, we got to see our first (4) real live manatees, some aligators, key deer, bald eagle, and bobcats - and learn a little about all of them. all in all, we enjoyed the visit, and learned a lot about Florida's wildlife.... More

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Petoskey, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Once the mouse hit Florida, many smaller attractions suffered and for a few years and the opening of the major attractions, Homosassa Springs fell into the category. However, instead of disappearing, the Park was given a second life albeit much different from the once private attraction. Now part of the State Park system, the Park offers a sharp contrast to... More

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Hernando, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Located on US 19 in Homosassa, Fl., this is a great place to visit. Stroll through the natural setting on sidewalks. Watch the Manatees being fed and enjoy the underwater fish viewing area. Also, see the hippo, gators, otters, snakes, many varieties of birds and itger animals at the park. When you get hungry, the burgers are good and the... More

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timnhien
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited Homosassa Springs while visiting family near Orlando. I didn't know what to expect, especially for the drive, but it exceeded expectations. I like that it is a rehabilitation park where they take injured animals and attempt to nurse them back to health so that they can be re-released to the wild. The boat ride from the parking lot... More

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29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I loved everything about this park. From the boat ride at the beginning, all the volunteers, to Lou the hippo, the manatees, the bear, etc, its a fun educational place to visit. There's a lot of shade for those of us who don't appreciate the heat. The animals seem happy to be where they are. They look healthy and well... More

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Ocala, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We took MN visitors to Homosassa Springs St Park in March 2014. What a great place to visit...we saw the manatees (awesome creatures), Lou the hippo, alligators, birds and many other animals. The ride over on the boats is an added benefit to the experience. The park is clean and laid out well. You can see a lot and enjoy... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This animal refuge was top notch....the volunteers that work their obviously love this place. Everyone was helpful and informative about the animals. The animals their weren't captured and caged for no reason. This is a sanctuary for those that cannot live in the wild. The kids had a blast touring at thier own pace and watching the presentations the staff... More

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