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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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187 reviews 187 reviews
116 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Sebring, Florida
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

In May, my husband and I ventured to Florida's west coast to visit Homosassa Springs State Park, which offers wildlife exhibits, trails and an underwater manatee observation facility. After a boat ride to the park's entrance, we were able to see a wide variety of native birds, reptiles and animals that are being rehabilitated at the facility, which was developed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited in August with our two 14 year olds. Friendly helpful staff. You access the park by boat. Enjoyed seeing the turtles, manatees and alligators. The underwater viewing platform is a highlight. A good day out and not too expensive at $13 each.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Excellent and great Value Price. Wild Life is active and visible.. very nice place to share with the family.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Enjoyed seeing the variety of animals at a leisurely pace. My son LOVED the fish bowl (underwater Octonaut Observatory if you ask him :) ). I really enjoyed how close we were able to get to the manatees. They were breathtaking! I would suggest bringing water since the refreshment stands are few.

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Rogersville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

liked all the animals. took the boat ride into the park. watched the manatees eat from the underwater area

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Good way to see manatees without being part of the circus that surrounds them in the bays and rivers. You can see them and many other animals up close and in a natural habitat. Lots of fish, birds, and other wildlife. Friendly park staff and volunteers too.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is one state park that you don't want to miss. They have a tram ride or a really nice boat ride back to the entrance. There is so much to see- manatees, alligators, fish and the awesome hippo. A beautiful park to check out. A great place to visit with family!

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