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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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The "actors" are so friendly and knowledgeable! The park is huge and so fun and great for all ages! They have "events" all day with itinerary so you can plan accordingly on what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The "actors" are so friendly and knowledgeable! The park is huge and so fun and great for all ages! They have "events" all day with itinerary so you can plan accordingly on what you want to see... and don't forget to drink from the Fountain of Youth!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the Fountain of Youth on my husband's birthday. The tour guide explained the spring water still runs as in the time of Ponce de Leon. The highlight for me was "toasting" to our forever youth! My husband is a history buff so this attraction was right up his alley. There is a cannon and rifle reenactment. The tree... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It just seemed like a tired old tourist trap. Things needed updating and spruced up some. The food at the restaurant was just ok.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The grounds are beautiful but it is way overpriced for what you get. The price should be about 5.00 a person not 15.00. The bathrooms were clean.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Always love to visit the Fountain of youth when I go to St. Augustine. Great piece of history not to be missed!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Such a neat place to walk around and see how St. Augustine came to be. Loved being able to walk around among the peacocks and even got to see a stud show his beautiful feathers. The different sections of the park helped break up from the heat of the day and gave the tour a nice flow. Loved drinking from... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is the biggest ripoff I've ever seen. Not even a real spring. It's a deep well installed in 1878. Looks like the ninth hole of the worst mini golf course ever. See attached photo and save yourself $15 a person.

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

Dear ROEFIRE: On behalf of the Park, I want to apologize to you for your negative experience. The display that you photographed is a "Spectrorama" that was created in the mid 1950s. We love it, and feel that it represents the best of Florida's roadside attractions from the past. We have purposely kept the diorama as it is, hoping that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is over priced, it is a park and yes you can drink from the "Fountain of Youth", Yuk! That water tastes nasty (it did make me look 10 years younger) he he. The rest of it is just a park with hungry squirrels and peacocks following you around hoping you will buy some food and feed them. There... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Well if only there were negative ratings. If someone told me I had the choice of going back to the "fountain of youth" or hanging out at a gas station for two hours... I guess I better go with the gas station because the fountain of youth sucked

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

First off, the prices were a little steep, but we had walked there and figured it was worth it. You walk inside and there is a small building That's says FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH. We Headed over and walked inside and found the biggest disappointment of our lives. What we saw looked like someone had placed rocks around a water hose.... More 

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

Dear ChanceR: On behalf of the Park, I want to apologize to you for your negative experience. The display that you mentioned is a "Spectrorama" that was created in the mid 1950s. The burbling water that you saw is part of that display. The Spring water is drawn from the Floridan aquifer, and we serve it to you in its... More 

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Address: 11 Magnolia Ave., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 800-356-8222
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Saint Augustine

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