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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

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Address: 11 Magnolia Ave., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 800-356-8222
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Explore the 1565 Birthplace of St. Augustine and Colonial European...
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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Fountain of youth

Very interesting history. Beautiful peacocks walking around. Early sept and was very humid. Lot of walking.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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New Kent, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

This was by far the biggest waste of time and money . Not a well done attraction at all. Everything was very cheesy. Great to see the fountain of youth and taste the vial water but not anything else worth seeing here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very interesting history. Beautiful peacocks walking around. Early sept and was very humid. Lot of walking.

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Jackson, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was way too expensive. Was not worth the time or money....Most stops on trolley will cost additional money....Skip the Fountain!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you don't see this place you missed the reason to visit St. Augustine and discover the history of North America. Recently updated and lots of new views. JMH

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Calhoun, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is your usual tourist attraction. Be prepared to walk. If you are a history buff then you might enjoy this. The peacocks walking around are quite stunning. The day we toured was terribly hot. I thought the price was to high for what you see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The Park rangers went out of their way right from the entrance to make this an enjoyable and fun experience for my 11 year old granddaughter and myself. They seemed genuinely enthusiastic about the park and its history. We went to all the shows and walked the lovely grounds. The admission was affordable even for a larger family group. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Beautiful Florida grounds where friendly, majestic peacocks roam free. Interesting facts of the town, weapons and even astrology.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is what St. Augustine is all about. Although Ponce De Leon, never found what he was looking for, this attraction reveals a tremendous amount of information and history of the area and what took place in the 1500s. The historians on site are dressed in period garb and are extremely knowledgeable about the history of the location and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Another trip with my husband on our honeymoon, we enjoyed the section with the huts and the people in character where you learn how people lived long ago. Our wedding theme was peacock so getting to feed them was a bonus. My husband loves history so seeing the cannon fire and the boats and Indian History was absolutely fantastic.

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Irving, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went here because e I had gone to it when I was in 4th grade and wanted to revisit it. It's a nice place to just walk around but wasn't super impressed by it. Did like the peacocks who strut around. Make sure and sample the original spring.

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