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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
Owner description: Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds and reptiles, including...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds and reptiles, including the manatee.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

There are 2 parking areas, one on Hwy 19 which requires taking a truck-pulled tram, a pontoon boat, or walking, to get to the park. It’s quicker to park at the entrance on Fishbowl Dr. (Hwy 490A) I didn’t know this and parked off 19. The tram driver acted angry so I opted for the boat. It took about 35... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Homosassa Springs is a testament to the importance of state parks all over the country. They are situated right on the headwaters of the Homosassa River, a place that large numbers of the majestic manatee call home. During the cooler months the manatee come in to the warmer waters of the lagoon in the Wildlife Park, along with incredible schools... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

If you love nature and animals up close, this park is for you! The boat ride is a must! Loved going to see the fish under water. Be careful not to get too close to the hippo!

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cardiff uk
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Our visit has proved the highlight of our road trip in Florida. What a fabulous place. All staff and volunteers were incredibly friendly and helpful. Loved th boat trip into the park. The wildlife is amazing. We simply couldn't take in what we were seeing and experiencing. The presentations were informative and entertaining. A must visit for all ages.

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South Windsor, CT
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were visiting friends who live in Tampa and they suggested we visit this park, which is on the coast and specializes in manatees, and a wide variety of animals who due to age or injury are not able to return to the wild. It is a delightful stop for adults and kids, and includes wildlife programs with knowledgeable staff.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

I won't recap all of the info in previous positive and helpful posts, just what I considered the highlights. Wow! My wife and I were at the park for 4 hours and I enjoyed every minute. The pontoon boat ride, guided by a knowledgeable and humorous volunteer, was a great start. So pretty. I will say that this is the... More 

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Bowmanville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Was here on veterans day. Great place to spend a few hours. We were here about 4 hours and enjoy it completely. Also saw manatees in the river as while saw zoo manatees being fed great place for young and old. Staff are very friendly and they answer all your questions

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Rainier, Washington
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is just a very nice place to spend a couple of hours. Very friendly staff and quite accessible to those with special needs. Provides a great opportunity to see much of Florida's varied wildlife in a controlled safe environment. The only issues we ran into was a microphone failure during one of the wildlife presentation and a bit of... More 

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Glen Burnie
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was a really neat place. You actually take a boat ride to get into the park. The workers really care and love what they do. This is a must see place, if you are in the area.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I have mixed feelings about zoos; I like seeing the animals, but I feel sorry for them. i didn't have that sad feeling at Homosassa. It used to be a zoo, but now features only native wildlife (with the exception of a hippo for reasons explained there) who are injured or imprinted and unable to survive in the wild. Lots... More 

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