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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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Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Mysterious sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Explore the 1565 Birthplace of St. Augustine and Colonial European...
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Type: Historic sites, Landmarks & points of interest, Mysterious sites, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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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English first
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Very touristy, forlorn, dirty. You can walk around the "grounds" but there's not much - you may pick up a peacock feather and see some old rocks. A bit disappointing, one of the "ghost" tours takes you here at night so you can stumble around in the dark too. Oh, the water doesn't work either, tried it twice.

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this place is really neat and you need to give yourself time to walk around this place to experience all that it has. Give yourself a couple hours and wait for shows and visit all of them as they are cooler then may be lead to believe. The cannon shooting and the actual actors are great but visit all experiences... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Peacocks are one of the best things about this park. SOOOOO beautiful!!! You can walk around and see various people doing small presentations (weapons, sewing, first church, etc). A couple of the ones that we saw in brochures appeared to be closed/no one was there working the area. Has a beautiful board walk to walk on.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Anyone coming to St. Augustine should come here first to understand the importance of Florida and how it influenced the settling of the new world. The park is dated (old) but so is history. The park is fun for kids and parents alike, lots of wild life. This is a quick attraction, you'll see everything in a couple of hours... More 

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Holland, PA, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

This park is overpriced and needs some spiffing up. It was neat seeing the Fountain of Youth but the water tastes bad and it didn't work! The rest of the park basically has things you read yourself. We did see them shoot off the cannon. It is not worth the $14.00 price.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The best part for me was being able to feed the peacocks and all the beautiful Spanish moss hanging from the trees. If you are going, don't go late in the afternoon like we did. We missed most ofh the e shows and so I feel like we only got half the experience. We did get to see the cannon... More 

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Vilano Beach, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Figured it was time for a trip to the Fountain of Youth...now we wish we had visited it sooner, it's presentations were both vivid and educational. Beyound the fountain itself, there is much to see and do including interacting with the, I'll call them cast members, who relate what life was like when the first explorers arrived 450 years ago.... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

all the staff were very informative about the fountain of youth park we had a great time walking around with all the shows, learning, enjoying the birds

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Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a good place for adults as well as children. There are numerous re-enactors to speak about the native indians, the spanish explorers, etc. Every hour there are multiple demonstrations of firing canons and rifles from the 1600s. There is a theater and a planetarium. A boardwalk lets you walk out onto a natural marsh area where you may... More 

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Chester, VA
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154 reviews 154 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Recently while we were in the St Augustine arez we toured the Fountain of Youth. There is so much to see you need to at least plan half a day. Maps given at entrance and you can wander throughout the facility. Of course we drank the water but no difference, drat....Beautiful white peacocks as well as the usual ones, just... More 

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