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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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nice size grounds

the guides are knowledgeable and the grounds were kept. it was a nice way to learn the local history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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LNS4
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

the guides are knowledgeable and the grounds were kept. it was a nice way to learn the local history.

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Richmond, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the site right after our son finished learning about Ponce de Leon in school, so it was a great way to follow up to his lessons. The property is well preserved and does a good job of teaching about life back in the day. The best part of our time here was the weapon exhibition that taught about... More 

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Asheville, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We only came because we felt we couldn't leave St. Augustine without being able to say we saw the Fountain of Youth; turned out to be a very entertaining park. The fountain area itself is well done & a bit cheesy, in a good way. Fun & interesting for kids. The planetarium show was very good. The peacocks all around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Love the park, great for everyone to see. Lots of history and part of who we are as a Nation. Be sure to check out the planetarium, it brings back memories of school field trips!

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a winner. There is so much more to see here than just the fountain of youth. Great historical site. There are 40 peacocks at the park as well. For a photography buff, there are many great photo ops here. There are demonstrations, period costumes, face painting for the children and a nice gift shop that has something for... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I enjoy history and this was great. Be sure and go into the "star" area. Beautiful setting/ landscaping. Don't forget to go near the water for the cannon firing .

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atlanta, ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This place was so much fun! We loved the various educational aspects and thought it was neat to drink from the infamous fountain of youth (which does taste like beach water ;) But the peacocks walking all around the grounds were most entertaining! I've never been that close to so many peacocks - they were hysterical! Pack a lunch if... More 

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Andersonville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have always wanted to visit this place. This attraction was the only reason my husband and I went to St. Augustine Fla. I have loved Ponce De Leon, ever since I was in the 5th grade. So going to the fountain of youth park and drinking a sio from the fountain was awesome!!!! ( the water not that great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I'm a photographer and a very interested in history, so for me this was a amazing trip. There many of peacocks to take in, and a lot of structures that give you a wealth of things to take in..... The fountain of youth was interesting and the water well I'm let you try that for yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I love peacocks,so this place by far is the best for me. I enjoy feeding the peacocks as the roam throughout the park. The history of the park is educational.

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