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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: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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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Good way to spend a few hours

Good value for $13 admission fee. Saw manatees, lots of birds and other wildlife. Was nice area to walk around and not too crowded. Underwater observation area disappointing as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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State College, Pennsylvania
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State College, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Good value for $13 admission fee. Saw manatees, lots of birds and other wildlife. Was nice area to walk around and not too crowded. Underwater observation area disappointing as we were expecting to see some tropical fish from the Gulf.

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Ottawa, Canada
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

There were a few dozen manatees visible in this park, lined up under the water. The day was "cold", so only their nostrils would peak up above the water line. However, a few more active animals were swimming back and forth under a low bridge, or hoovering up the algae clinging to a chain link fence. The manatee support charities... More 

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Canton, NY
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

many native animals to florida to see in nice settings plus Lu the 6000 lb rhino; plan on at least a 2 hr. visit; also accessible to and from Welcome Center by water (free pontoon boat ride) or by land tram; limited parking at attraction itself on Fishbowl Lane; we have been twice in the last few years and the... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Starts out with a wonderful 20 minute pontoon boat ride on Pepper Creek; driver had a lot of humor in his talk. Took the first boat available at 9:20 AM and it was full. The boardwalk was about a mile long and was well marked following the map where attractions were located. $13 entry fee. Unfortunately since the water was... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped here with high expectations from some reviews. The grounds are very nice, but the habitats need some TLC. The "program" with the manatees consisted of the guide talking as the 4 manatees ate the lettuce underwater. It felt like an old attraction trying to hold on. I wouldn't go back or recommend it. There are so many other... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

One of the most amazing places we ever visited, There are so many animals in natural like habitats. The underwater dome is incredible. The riverboat ride on the way to the park from the visitor center is a must ( you can choose boat or tram ride ) as the guide is informative and points out sites along the way.... More 

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South Berwick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This park is a must see! We took the boat to the main park which was a very well narrated ride. We learned so much prior to entering the park. Thank you volunteers! The springs had over 200 wild Manatees staying in the 72 degree water until the oceans warmed up. It was a thrill to see so many of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We took our daughter here while she was visiting us from up north. The park is very nice, especially the boat ride over to the main park. We took the tram back and that was not nearly as nice. You really didn't get to see much of anything. During the boat ride we say all sorts of wildlife and the... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Definitely worth more than they charge. Hidden gem, plenty of animals and of course manatees. Start your journey with boat trip and after a little walk return by tram.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Lets get one thing clear, this is not a state park in the truest sense. It is more like a rehab centre for various birds and animals and it has the definite look of a zoo. That said, it is a great place to get a look at different species of birds close up, manatees in rehab, plus wild ones... More 

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