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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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New Orleans
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I parked just of the highway and got the boat down to the main park. The driver of the boat was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the wildlife on the creek. The park itself was well laid out with lots to see. A must if you are in the area!

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Miami, Florida
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46 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful park with shaded paths throughout the zoo. The largest collection I've ever seen of native Florida animals in natural habitats. We especially liked seeing the otter having fun playing in its enclosure and videotaped his antics.There is an air conditioned visitors center/gift shop/museum by the front entrance. Amazingly dozens of wild manatees were congregating in the waterway when we... More

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

So glad we stopped here on a recent visit. Clean, nice paths, wonderful wildlife and friendly staff and volunteers. Make sure you take the boat ride over to the park. Planning a return trip in a few months with more family members.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My husband and kids took me there for mother's day. We had a great family day. It is an inexpensive way to spend the day. We live in the area and always take friends.

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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68 attraction reviews
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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