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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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Neenah, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Ok well you won't really stay young, but it's a nice site to see. I think it might be a little overpriced so find the coupon for it which there are plenty in local maps/guides. There is a ton of stuff to do, unfortunately we couldn't get to all of it with a toddler. It was a little hot, what... More

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Really, people are marking this attraction down because Florida is hot in August? Come on! Is the Fountain of Youth perfect? Nope! Is it worth a visit? Absolutely! First, a few things to be aware of: 1) There's only one bathroom (that I could find), next to the gift shop. The FoY is pretty big, so that's a long walk... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Three adults and a 20 month old child went in August 2014. We got there around 10am thinking that we could enjoy it before it got too hot. WRONG! Even at 10 is was blazing hot. We went in to the fountain and the planetarium and then the thing with the glob. Those were the only areas to escape the... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Perhaps it was too hot to walk around... I was disappointed. The Fountain is a stream of water behind bars. The burial ground seems to be a canvas. You have to be an avid history buff to care about this venue.

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

Karen W: Thank you so much for your review of the Fountain of Youth Park. I regret that it was too hot for your to enjoy our 15 exhibits. It can be very hot in the late summer, and we are a big, expansive Park that covers 15 acres. Working at the Fountain of Youth, even though I have a... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We are currently in Jacksonville with a 11 year old who is receiving proton beam therapy for a brain tumour. We visited the fountain of youth while on a day out at St. Augustines. We found the park to be fantastic - there seems to be so much to do, peacocks walking around, cannon fire and archery displays, exhibits, plenty... More

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Hamilton, Ohio
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My daughter and I stopped here while on vacation and we didn't do everything else there we just went to the Fountain and drank the water :) was very interesting and pretty . The peacocks walking around was absolutely beautiful as well . The gift shop had a lot of interesting things and we bought my mother a bottle of... More

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Charlotte, Nc
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a very good place to visit. You may have heard average scores, but everything has been changed recently and it is a wonderful place. Make sure to see the planetarium and exhibit showing the Spanish colonization.

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Riverview, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

1. If all you want to do is take a drink from the fountain - bottled in the gift shop, less than $2. 2. If you want a very nice, gorgeous walk while learning the history of the land, it's a must. It's awesomely priced considering most other tours are pricey. Loved the fact it's self guided. They have staff... More

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Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I wouldn't say it was terrible but not what I was expecting. It's too much money for what it is. Maybe I'd say it was better if it was like $5 or $7 a person. But it's kind of boring. You pay a lot too see water coming out of a pipe. Not what you expect. We did watch some... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is my second visit, although the last time I visited I was only about 11 years old. The grounds are breathtaking, the employees dressed in character are charming and the experience is delightful. There's something a little magical about drinking from *the* fountain of youth, even if it's just for fun (or is it?..). I would definitely visit again,... More

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