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

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Come for the manatees, stay for the rest of the animals! Wonderful place, great for an afternoon stroll.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I can see that this is a great day out for families and a great chance for people to see the native animals of Florida (and a hippo). I think it is also fantastic that this park takes in injured or orphaned animals for rehabilitation prior to release back into the wild (where possible). The staff , some of whom... More

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Hannover, Germany
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went to the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park to see some manatees. And we did. We arrived at the Visitors Center, where the boat tours start. You don't have to do that to see animals and we didn't go to the park by boat. Instead we drove to the entrance by car. I don't think you miss something by skipping... More

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Rochester, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We LOVE Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Admission is $13 for adults, children 6 and under are free. Park in the lot off Rt. 19 and definitely take the boat to the main gate. There is a gift shop inside and restrooms, then you board the boat about every 30 min. or so. Peaceful, serene and you see plenty of... More

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Parker, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have been visiting Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park for about 13 years, and have enjoyed every visit. We have family in the area, and we make the park a destination each time we come out to Florida. We've been there at Christmas to see the lights and drink the cider, too. The boat ride is so enjoyable and relaxing,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I spent a large part of the day at this wonderful park. It is so well maintained, with natural flora and fauna everywhere. The staff was friendly and seemed happy we were there. They answered every questioned we had. They'd also dedicated to the animals there. I enjoyed the educational presentation, and I really liked how you could walk the... More

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New Bedford
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We spent a few hours at this glorious jungle-like setting in Homosassa Springs. This is very educational and the staff from the tram and boat drivers share their knowledge of the flora and fauna that make up the state of Florida. The manatees were awe inspiring for their size, grace and shape. The programs were especially informative from the history... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were in the neighborhood decided to visit the park with a 20 month old. I am not going to repeat everything and describe every little thing. I am just going to say we enjoyed the park and the boat ride was very enjoyable. Our daughter loved the boat ride and animals. It was fun seeing her recognize the animals... More

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New Orleans
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I'm new to Florida and still looking forward to seeing some of these critters in the wild someday ... but for a wildlife park, this can't be beat. I couldn't believe how many different types of animals you can see and how close you can get to them. It did not have that "animal jail" feeling at all. I'm no... More

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