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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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Plant City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Surprisingly, this was a Great Place to visit. It was very informative and the people very knowledgeable. They are working on a replica boat for the 450 yr celebration. They are dog friendly and will allow the dogs throughout the park and in the exhibits. Glad we went, the cost was well worth it. We stayed about 2 hours, but... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We almost skipped this spot while in St. Augustine thinking it would be just another walk through tourist-y place that we wouldn't get too much from. I'm so happy we decided to go. At first, it was exactly what we thought it would be. We drank from the fountain and took pictures, just like any other tourist. The most wonderful... More

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PA
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21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Though a beautiful Park the name is confusing as contains so many different exhibits. I will say it was a beautiful place with a spacious outdoors. The indoor planetarium show was interesting. The Discovery Globe strange. Other outdoor exhibits were ok. Indian village interesting but most interesting was the Indian Burial Site that was discovered by a farmer. We had... More

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Pembroke, Georgia, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We were not expecting much from the Fountain of Youth and almost didn't go, believing it to be a simple tourist attraction. We were pleased to find it to be much more than that! The history telling and reenactments were very good. Everyone was dressed in character and took time to answer questions. The park was clean and well staffed.... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We love the Fountain of Youth. It is a must see when you visit St. Augustine. They have hourly canon firings & rifle firings. Learning how it is done is very interesting. We ere told that Spanish Soldiers had to have 2 opposing teeth. Look closely when the rifles are loaded to see why. The park has many wild Peacock,... More

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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Park has people in period costume fire guns that were used in the day (explain how they are loaded and how far range, etc - makes a very fun history lesson for children). Also, firing of the cannon was done with explaination. There is a small theatre which teaches how sailors navigated with the stars. Park has lovely peacocks (come... More

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Tallassee, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I feel younger already. Walk the tree lined road to the fountain and view the architecture along the way. The park Mis beautiful and like the rest of the area full of history. You even get to drink from the fountain. Nice side trip.

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Miami, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We got off the red train to visit this attraction. The most fascinating part was seeing the Native American artifacts and exhibits, including ones of ancient tribes I had never heard of before. The Property is set up with different exhibits in a series of huts. There is a nice backyard area with a shaded path and strolling peacocks leading... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My family and I visited the fountain of youth, drank from the fountain, and saw all the presentations. Glad we did it but don't expect a whole lot. I would recommend just to say you've been there.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Was expecting more... The planetarium was very outdated and boring. And so was the other show. Fountain could use a make-over too. Not worth the time or money

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

I regret that you were disappointed with your visit to the Fountain of Youth Park. We strive to entertain people to the best of our ability, and it seems like we somehow missed the mark on your visit. The planetarium and discovery globe are two of our oldest exhibits – we laughingly call the state of the art 1950's technology!... More

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