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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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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Drink from the Fountain of Youth and learn about the early inhabitants of the St. Augustine area. Very educational and a very nice park. Peacocks were showing off, especially the white ones. Nice walk with lots to see. Plenty of friendly and knowledgeable people working there to tell you about life during the early days of the settlement of Florida.... More

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Ocala, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

On our way out of St Augustine we stopped here. I think the entrance price is a little high for this attraction. There were many current archeological sites but no one to tell us about them. Drinking the water from The Fountain of Youth was fun and a good opportunity for pictures. You definatelyneed to buy some of the bottled... More

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NC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We visited this park on our trip to st Augustine. This is by far the best bang for your buck. It was only $30 for my whole family of 4. We spent a few hours here. You have a planetarium show, a discovery globe show, an Indian village, cannon firings, a water walkway and of course the actual fountain that... More

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Dunnellon, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I have been to this attraction several times over about 10 years, they have added several more areas to explore. I enjoyed chatting with the people at the Indian Village area, I learned several things that made what I was looking at more meaningful. I enjoy the planetarium and trying to understand how they were able to locate their attended... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We got a double take deal. At first I thought it was a tourist trap, but they prove me completely wrong the peacocks walking around weapons demonstration and the planetarium were great, heck we even tried the water still waiting for the effects.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

There are a lot of different things to see and you can go at your own pace. Here you discover that the very first Europeans from Spain settled here and dwelled with the native Americans. You see how they lived and how they defended their new found land with modern weapons such as canons and musket rifles. We didn't have... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Wow! This place has improved so much. The weapons demonstrations were awesome. The actors in period costumes were very knowledgable and eager to answer any questions or demonstrate things from the time period. We even saw some archeological digs in progress. My favorite part of the day.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

My 15 yr old had this on his list -to see the oldest part. I found a double take deal for 50% off tickets and there we went. It is an interesting mix of reenactment and scenery with a cannon firing, planetarium show, world globe theater, archaeological digs ( which we saw in process while there) and of course the... More

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Saint Louis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We visited this attraction while visiting St. Augustine and enjoyed it very much. We felt it added to the historical aspect of the whole city. We really liked the peacocks and the cannon firing!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Funny... Was a little cheesy.... But still one of those stops you just need to make when in the area. Wouldn't do it again, but there was a lot of other interesting history shared.

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