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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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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 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Herrin, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

costs some money but good for seven days had a great time with the kids loved the history the water tasted a little funny but lets hope I am younger now

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There were several different sites to view along with the Fountain of Youth. Of course, you can taste of the water from the fountain. I don't recommend it ...terrible taste.

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised after visiting the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. This park is more than just a fountain. It is full of history and attractions to include a planetarium and numerous exhibits. In addition, there is an hourly live canon firing.

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Middleburg, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I really was surprised by how much I enjoyed this site. Started out with the Spring House and took a sip of the pure,natural water. Then on to the Navigators Planetarium, I was very impressed with the presentation,really set the stage for the visit. Next up the Discovery Globe, interesting as well. Did get to just about everything from the... More

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FOYexplorer, Public Relations Manager at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! It thrills us when a guest spends time really soaking up all that the Park has to offer. We hope to see you again! More

Lawrenceville, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It has been 4 years since we visited the park. In that time, the park has added a boardwalk into the estuary and a recreation of the Indian village and Spanish settlement. On our last visit, archaeological excavations were in full swing. They appear to be completed. The peacocks were amazing and amusing. I enjoyed the exhibits, especially the spring... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This attraction sits on some of the prettiest real estate you will find in St. Augustine. Nestled on the Marsh overlooking Matanzas Inlet, there are beautiful old oak trees to shelter you from the sweltering summer sun of Fla. The Indian village is small but gives a good replication of how our Native neighbors lived. The cannon firing is a... More

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Port Saint John, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Beautiful landscapes rich with history. Only 12 dollars. Can drink from the fountain of youth (just cool to say you did) there are weapons demonstrations, lots of artifacts from the natives and first Spanish settlement. Lovely way to spend a morning of afternoon.

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