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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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Reno, Nevada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
54 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I had no idea we would run into the fountain of youth. The guides at the park truly loved their jobs and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. This is a must stop for the history of St Augustine. We thought we would probably spend a few minutes here, but we ended up staying hours.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I guess it was worth going to to say I have been and drank from the fountain. It was honestly kinda of boring and I felt a bit over priced. They fire a Canon regularly and demonstrate some weapons of the time period, that was a bit interesting. They also have peacocks you can buy food for and feed. We... More

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Springfield, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed walking around the grounds and watching the Peacocks and other wildlife. It was so cool drinking out of the fountain and seeing how youthful it made us feel...lol, One highlight was the cannon and the musket firings, you do not want to miss those.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I guess some people expect the fountain of youth to be a huge waterfall or something... just by going off the bad reviews.. but it obviously won't be a waterfall. And the water isn't that great by all means... simply because it's not filtered. You can taste the minerals. Pretty ignorant to think it would taste like cold fountain water... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Yes, as most of the attraction's in St Augustine are tourist traps this one may or may not depending on your opinion. It doesn't cost a lot of money to see a bit of history "true or not". They spent a lot of time and money since last summer updating the park with information signs and more lighting. There's a... More

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Owingsville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a great stop for the family and pets as well We really enjoyed the history and cannon firing as well as the gun firing.

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Fort Benning, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Staff was friendly and knowledgable. Very historic and tells of early history. We were able to see period demonstrations that were neat.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Well, this is a true historic treasure! Many have written about it and all I say is that it is a very personal experience. You may walk through the grounds and feel different experiences, so I believe it is a must to visit. Whether you believe that the water will rejuvenate you or not; give you longer life or not,... More

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Brookneal, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This beautiful piece of history is well worth the price because it's so much more than a fountain and some sulfuric water! 1. The real site of the Timucuan village of Seloy that dates back thousands of years. And an interpreter there who was worth his weight in GOLD to discuss the cultural clash that occurred when Spanish and native... More

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I didn't have a lot of time to see this and doubted I needed it. I was wrong. I have to say that I was rushed to get to the last shooting of the cannon so I rushed to get there and had to bi-pass several sections. I did get to enjoy them on the way back though. I enjoyed... More

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