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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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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I like the layout of this park. The boat ride from one parking lot to the entrance is relaxing and gives you a feel for the "Old Florida". Park is well maintained with interesting animals and flora. Gift shops have unique items too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Don't miss this park no matter what you do. Mysterious jungle river trip through the Everglades that includes wild life around each bend. The park has Outstanding grounds remarkable FL wildlife including alligators manatees fish snakes cats bears and wild birds of every kind so close you can almost touch them. Enjoy

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Palm Bay, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I hadn't been to the park in over 15 years and I was quite surprised at what a nice place it is. It is a true Florida landscape so don't go expecting anything more. I truly appreciated how all but one of the animals are native to Florida. The entire park is very well shaded so it wasn't too uncomfortable... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I went with my four grown children plus 2 friends. (13 , 15, 20, 22) They had been here when they were very young and wanted to see it again on our first FL trip in 9 years. They all enjoyed it and were happy to see Lou the hippo is still there. Even their friends from TN enjoyed it.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Entire experience was delightful. I suggest taking boat ride to park and shuttle back to parking. We learned a lot of interesting facts about wildlife that were surprising- ask a guide why the birds fight to nest above the gator pond!Homossasa is a quaint little area worth visiting if you're in the area. Check out manatee visits if timing is... More

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I grew up in florida, but had never been here. I moved away awhile ago and returned to visit family. I can't believe i never went here. Being it was in the summer, there were not a lot of people. The wildlife was great. I learned a few new things about the florida wildlife. The underwater observatory is great. The... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the park. It was inexpensive (and will be free this coming weekend) and not very busy for a Saturday morning. The animals were all out and about and my nine year old son found it very interesting.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I didn't know much about this park before my visit, so I was impressed with the number of animals they care for. Watching the manatees get fed was fun, although I was a little disappointed in the underwater viewing observatory. One entire side of the glass walls was very dirty, you really couldn't see anything through it. Although it seems... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I took our grandchildren (7 and 10) to the park. They were interested in nearly everything there. We especially enjoyed the manatees, alligators and the underwater viewing area. the boatride to the park is fun too.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I went to the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park to visit a particular manatee. We symbolically adopt a resident manatee named Rosie every year through the Save The Manatee Club. She has a neurological disorder that prevents her from living in the wild so she calls the park home. When we first arrived, there was quite the line... More

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