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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

Address: 11 Magnolia Ave., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 800-356-8222
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St Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
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Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Explore the 1565 Birthplace of St. Augustine and Colonial European...
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Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Explore the 1565 Birthplace of St. Augustine and Colonial European America. Your History Starts here! Drink the legendary waters. See Stars in the Planetarium. Hear a Spanish Cannon roar. Visit the Timucua Indian Village. Learn the Archaeological History of the site. From Timucua Indians living at this site for 4,000 years to Spanish Explorers arriving in 1513 to Smithsonian institute Archaeological Digs starting in 1934, the hisotry is amazing. Guests have been visiting this important site since 1871. Now you can too. Don't miss it!
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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Having the site of an old spring isn't really much to see by itself but the owners have done a good job of expanding things to do at the site. There is a recreation of a native village, cannon firings every so often and other educational sites. Kids are given a scavenger hunt map (paper and pencil) to complete which... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We visited this park on our family vacation and found it beautiful and very interesting. I love history and this park is full of information and beautiful sites. The price to get in was very affordable and the staff was friendly and informative. We had a great time and I'd like to go back the next time we are in... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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136 reviews 136 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This park was one of the highlights of my recent trip to St. Augustine. I was looking forward to seeing the Fountain of Youth site, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that you can still get water from the source (which was quite good) and that there were several other accompanying historical exhibits and re-creations in the park. My... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I thought you just paid to drink from the fountain of youth and then left. But there is much more to explore and do here. So take time to walk around and explore after your youthful drink!

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Miami, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Please, do not try the water. It stinks and taste horrible. Otherwise the park is amazing, a nature beauty, pretty educative for kids and adults.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Pet friendly, clean, lots of historical info and sites. Thought it was just a 'drink from the fountain' but has so much more...planetarium, peacocks, native american sites, well kept grounds, special features. Worth the trip.

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Tampa, Florida
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157 reviews 157 reviews
98 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The fountain is fun, especially to take a drink yourself. But, there's also a nice planetarium, some presentations by actors describing life for native americans and colonists, and some lovely views from the pier and tower. The staff was really knowledgable and enthusiastic. Well worth the time and money.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

How wrong we were. We have been going to St. Augustine and it's Historical Attractions for several years but skipped the Fountain Of Youth because we just thought it was probably a tourist trap. Admittedly, the signage and advertising for it make it seem so. Do not be desuaded by that. The Fountain Of Youth is a history buff's fantasy... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I didn't plan on going inside but when my kids saw all the peacocks, they were hooked. For 25 cents you can get food out of a machine to feed them. They are very tame. We went on a beautiful day that wasn't hot or cold, just right and I think that made all the difference. The living history exhibits... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great area to walk around and can bring your pets. (Warning - there is cannon shot. Cover your pets ears). Great landscape and history. Exhibit personnel were very informative.

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