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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

11 Magnolia Ave., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
800-356-8222
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Parks, Mysterious Sites
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... more » 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! « less
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Well it isn't the "real" fountain of youth if there even is such a thing. But it is a nice place to visit to learn about the history of the area which let's face it is what St. Augustine has in abundance. It is a very nice looking park. There are a number of buildings such as the one that... More

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Naples, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I gave this 5 stars because I read some stupid reviews that said it was terrible because of no discounts and some narrow minded people from across the pond who "didnt get it". Let me help you...IT'S AN ARCHEOLOGICAL SIGHT!!!. It full of history. Its a nice walk with attractions. There's a Planetarium, A 3 story globe that educates you.... More

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Morganton, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Wasn't expecting much,but was surprised.The fountain of youth,really wasn't a fountain. The people knew a lot about the history they talked about.It's a park.You learn stuff and walk around a lot.If you have some free time, check it out.

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Tallahassee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The name says it all. History unfolds here with the ongoing archaeological dig. An oasis of quiet, this park is a true tourist haven that all the family will enjoy.

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The grounds and riverwalk were nice. The park includes a reconstructed portion of a Native American village, an hourly cannon firing, and a replica mission from 1587, among other exhibits. The “fountain” was touristy, but worth a trip to say you’ve been there.

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Jeremiah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this maybe better than anything we toured while here. My children loved it! Beautiful peacocks on property. They got to see old guns fired and a real cannon fire. It was a little swampy so take bug spray. The fountain was very nice. Reasonable prices even in gift shop a bottle of water from the fountain was only... More

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Rhode Island
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The park grounds are pretty and you can drink from the Fountain of Youth which is a spring in the ground. It has been purified with minerals. Nice gift shop that you go through at the end of your stay in the park. The Peacocks were active as it was mating season for them. The male peacocks were fanning out... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I first went to the park as a child. Now, 30 years later, all I have to say is wow. They have changed it from a side show attraction focusing on the fountain of youth and really incorporate the history of the area. Loved it and the price for admission was decent.

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Auburndale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was a little disappointed in the fountain of youth park. I guess I thought it would be more than it was. Still, I got to drink from it and I'm glad we went. Just not a place that we need to re visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Water tasted funny LOL but the history was fantastic. Got to see and hear a cannon fire. Great staff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very sweet.

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