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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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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 NEW

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 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

My family stayed in one of the silver springs cabins (#6) from July 15th to the 17th 2014. The cabin was way more than we hag expected for the cost. It was beautiful and very comfortable. After enjoying our two days there, we packed up and headed to the glass bottom boat at the Silver Springs attraction. The tour was... More

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milton keynes
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went to silver springs to see some of the real Florida , it was a nice day out and the springs themselves where great. We took a picnic, which worked really well. The glass bottom boat ride was cheap and the museum was ok at 2$.

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Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

About one hour drive north of Orlando is Silver Springs state park. Very nice and quiet. They offer 30 minute and one hour boat trips. We took the 30 minute trip and gave us a good idea of the park.

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