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Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Address: 4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446
Phone Number: 352-628-5343
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Swim with Manatees at Crystal River plus...
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks
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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minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park was the best place we visited when i spent 10 days in Florida with my 5 and 9 year-old. There are 100's of rescued animals(mostly birds), and they are quite near the pathway. I say it is better than the zoo because it is not so huge, and the little ones do not get so... More 

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Washington, DC
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34 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A cougar which was saved by the rangers is one of the main attractions here. It looks a lot like the Florida panther which is a rare sight. Since the cougar has imprinted with humans, it cannot be released in the wild. The underwater viewing area is quite grungy and from all the scrubbing of the algae. It will be... More 

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Virginia
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If you want to save $ going to the Park, you should google "Visit Citrus Hot Deals" (there you will find 20% off for up to 6). For two of us, we saved about $5 towards the $13/pp admission. Go early since we went during the Xmas holidays on a week day, there was only a handful of people around... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stopped by the park hoping to see manatees - they have a gate they raise to let manatees come up the river to the spring when it is cold. There were at least 20 swimming in to get up near the warm swing - moms, babies, all sizes. Also really enjoyed seeing all of the Florida birds - flamingos,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stopped at the entrance that's off the main road, so we took advantage of the free boat ride to the park, which was fun. The park itself is decent sized, with lots of rescued animals to see. I did feel bad for Lucifer the hippo though, he didn't seem to thrilled to be there (although he's been there "forever").... More 

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USA
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've traveled past this place too many times to count. I've always thought of it as a sort of funky old Florida tourist trap. However, after actually stopping and checking this place out, I'm sad that I never went sooner. What an unexpected gem this place really is! When you get here, you'll find in the first building (right off... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had a FL State Parks pass and otherwise may not have paid the $13 per person admission fee since we only had about an hour and a half to spend at the park. We parked at the visitor's center entrance on US 19 and took the tram to the actual entrance where we could have parked and walked in... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park is a hidden gem in Citrus County! We have been there at least half a dozen times with friends and family and have enjoyed ourselves each and every time. They have every sort of native Florida wildlife and the well informed volunteers are on hand to teach you about all of them. We love watching the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Wow, this park was so much more than I expected! If you are visiting Homosassa, this should be on your 'Can't Miss' list. I really enjoyed viewing the manatees, but the surprise highlight was all the birds. I'm not even that interested in birds, but I couldn't believe how many different types there were. Make sure you plan for enough... More 

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Muskogee, OK
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was awesome experience. Lots and lots of manatees in the river in view from the park. Do not miss these in winter months. The other animals were very good too. This destination is worth a drive out of your way. The setting is beautiful and the area is small and well maintained. Very enjoyable.

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