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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

Address: 11 Magnolia Ave., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 800-356-8222
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St Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Type: Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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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 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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Trenton, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Interesting, but very fake feeling. Like you're getting swindled because it's just hose water well marketed. If you expect that than it's not bad. Very nice people. Something semi-interesting shows. I thought the way the information was provided was a little scattered, not well presented, but there was effort. I don't really understand how the Fountain came to be called... More

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

$12 to get in was ridiculous. Very boring. The planetarium show was a joke. They were trying to be Williamsburg VA but fail miserably. I'm just glad it wasn't super hot when we went.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this because it was fast and informative and we were able to move on to other things. The fountain of youth is pretty cool, we watched them fire a faux cannonball. Staff was friendly and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was one of my absolute favorite places we visited. Amazing, tranquil, and so peaceful. There were demonstrations, and cannon firing. This place is one that I would visit 100 times.

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Toledo, Ohio
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45 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a nice park but little to do or see here. You can drink from fountain of youth and water has high sulphur concentration. Great for photo of you drinking from fountain of youth. A few buildings here and some peacocks. Spent 30-45 mins here.

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Bellingham, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It is a neat place. Very well preserved and who doesn't want to drink from the fountain of youth. The water tastes terrible but we can all hope its chemistry will help! Great place for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The fountain of youth was a cool place to stop. Tons of history and culture- and a little sip of water from the fountain - def go if you're in St. Augustine

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Everyone on the staff and the people playing characters was extremely friendly and willing to share some of the place's and the country's history. Drank water from the fountain and felt at least 1 hour younger afterwards!

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

CB_Brazil: Thank you so much for your kind words. We love to please our guests, and we love it when our guests leave happy! Best of luck to you in your future travels. More

South Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We stopped here as part of the trolley tour...very beautiful grounds and relaxing ...we saw a cannon demonstration and artillery demonstration....they have different shows throughout the day...yes we drank from the fountain of youth..hhmmmm i still look the same..... :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

They provide cups so that you can drink the water, but the taste is not so good. I was very surprised how large this park is. Fun for kids and adults. They even sell bottled water labeled "Fountain Of Youth" in the gift shop to take home!

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