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Silver Springs River

Ocala, FL
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Ocala
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Camping
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, Camping
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New Port Richey, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Canoeing on the Silver River is a real treat. Lots of wildlife and nice scenery. The water is crystal clear.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

and look for the statues that were in the Jame Bond movie. You ride like 20 or so in these boats that have a glass bottom and the water is so clear, you can see everything - it was a great team outing.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Silver Springs River is spectacular. I visited this beautiful Florida Springs in early November. The weather was perfect. I must return very soon!

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Ocala, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went on the glass bottom boat ride. The captain was nice and very informative about the springs, variety of fish, turtles and the beautiful birds! He told us about all the movies that had been filmed here which was very interesting. The water is so clear and everything is just incredibly beautiful. You can walk all around the park... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

i used to go here from a very early age. The thought of them redoing the place is awesome. Went on the glass bottom boat ride and while i miss some of things that used to be here it is still a very nice ride. I really hope they reopen the swimming there as i spent many a summer day... More 

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Brandon, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It was not busy during the week, but the ice cream and glass bottom boat tour was fun. We love nature.

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Ocala, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The park has just been turned over to the State of Florida and is in the process of being renovated. The river is not nearly as beautiful as it used to be, due to high level of nitrates from pollution. Marion County is trying to lower this and bring the river back to its former glory. Not much too see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I were in the area because we went ziplining, so we decided to go by Silver Springs while we were there. Based on other reviews I knew it wasn't going to be anything that great but we still wanted to check it out. We made the mistake of deciding to eat once we got there. There was... More 

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92 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a well known and wonderful park from the glass bottom boats to all the other water sports activities. But don't miss the hiking trails and wonderful history museum on the property showing the area history from the Stone Age to present. Enjoy.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The surroundings and water are really, really, really clear. beautiful and fun great place and interesting glass boat tour friendly and knowledgeable staff

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