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Silver Springs Nature Park

5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL 34488
352-236-2121
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Visit the park to see wildlife, a petting zoo and an alligator farm.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Bowmanville
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Was here the end of April. They still have a lot of work to do at park since it was so run down. Took glass bottom boat which I really like and walked nature trail. In a couple years it will be a great place just be patient

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Huntington, West Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Good opportunity to visit an attraction that pre-dates Disney Wprld. The park is a little tired. However, this is part of the attraction. If you visited during the 60's with your parents, you will be able to relive memories of those days. Park was used extensively for production during tv's glory days.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

When we went (April 2014) there was still a lot of work that needed to be done on the park. Only half of the former walking trails were open. The area that once lead across the bridge to the Jungle Cruise was completed closed off and there were not all of the buildings near the entrance were open. Even the... More

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Rockledge, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Took my wife and kids there last week and thought it would be fun. I was wrong. Unless you are looking for a nice nature walk through a time warp back into the early 80's. We went to do the Glass bottom boat ride, which I will say was interesting. Other than that it was horrible. The state took it... More

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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place has changed since we were there in 2010. I was kinda disappointed they took out the few tides they had, although I LOVED the glass bottom boat ride. I still believe if you've never been on the glass bottom boats it is very worth a visit.

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Ocala
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I took my sons to Silver Springs this weekend. We rented kayaks and went about 3.7 miles down river before returning and seeing the spring head. What a magnificent river! You can see straight down and view all kinds of large fish, bluegill, tilapia, large mouth bass to name a few. Along the river you see turtles, gators, and even... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I haven't been at silver springs for many years I had heard that they were closed but what really happen was that they turned the park into a state park, they only charge you 8 dollars to go into the parking then another fee to get into the glass boat. I was shocked to see that they took all the... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a great time learning about the springs while riding in the boat. It's very cool to see the bright blue areas where the water is bubbling up out of the ground, and there's a lot of wildlife, too. The guide was very gracious and knowledgeable. Worth the effort to stop here.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Following a hectic couple of weeks touring the theme parks we decided to relax before our journey home. Silver Springs is in need of a little TLC but if you get the chance it is worth the visit. The Glass Bottom Boat ride was fantastic. A very knowledgeable Captain navigated us through the beautiful waters entertaining us with a dry... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I wish I had done my research, I hadn't been to the park in ten years and I was so looking forward to the rides and the animals. The glass bottom boat tour was amazing as always, and we did only pay one entrance fee for both parks, but we took our 11 and 15 year olds to the water... More

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