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Address: 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL 34470
Phone Number: (352) 261-5840
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.

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Abundant Wildlife and Beauty

The state park service took over the old Silver Springs tourist attraction, with only the glass bottom boats and some eatery's still available there. It's a little sad for those... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mike D
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The state park service took over the old Silver Springs tourist attraction, with only the glass bottom boats and some eatery's still available there. It's a little sad for those of us who used to come to the old place occasionally. What hasn't changed is the beautiful Silver River which runs through the park. We took canoes and kayaks on... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had never been to silver springs before so I had nothing to compare it to but really enjoyed the glass bottom boat ride. We opted for the extended one that is 90 minutes in reality it was really two hours The shorter ride is only 20 minutes and you don't see much I would do this again, really enjoyed... More 

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Thank Shrekdot
Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this park as a child so it was very nostalgic to come back. It's now a state park instead of a privately run area, and that's probably for the better. The park itself was very pretty and in pristine condition. We took the glass bottom boat tour. The tour was interesting and entertaining as the captain was very... More 

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Thank MrKrisC
Daytona Beach
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98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course I was not there to enjoy the park. The Car show was really great. I could watch people enjoying the glass bottom boats. People were there with their children and they had face painters and a few games for children. The Food and service in the only place available was very expensive and slow. Why? I'll never figure... More 

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Thank Ronnie948
Kenton, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For $10 (seniors) we took a trip on the glass bottomed boat. Fascinating. Probably a 30 minute trip with lovely wildlife settings. Saw turtles sunning and various birds and lots of fish through the bottom of the boat. Little ones would like this, too! A nice relaxing excursion. The grounds are beautiful and there is also kayaking and hiking trails... More 

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3 Thank gma31
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early to get a ticket for the glass bottom boat or be ready to rent a canoe. Otherwise it's just a pretty walk.

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Thank Michael A
Ashford, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our first visit to the privately owned theme park back in 1994, as we found it different and more modest that the other Florida theme parks. Therefore, it was quite a surprise when we arrived to find it is now a State Park. However, the highlight of the original visit was the Glass Bottomed Boat Tour and we... More 

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2 Thank Mal033
Media, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Park is a bit dated, but still worth visiting. We enjoyed the glass bottom boat tour. Interesting to see the springs and fish in crystal clear water. However, we would recommend kayaking along their back water river. Beautiful scenery, birds, and few alligators! An easy paddle with lots to see.

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1 Thank 19063travler
Morgantown, West Virginia
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The spring water is clear, beautiful and calm. You will see many wild lives there. The glass boat ride is fun but I recommend to do paddling, either canoeing or kayaking. You can see resting alligators, turtle sand birds.

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1 Thank Nako G
florida
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Glass Bottom Boat ride is fun, educational and worth the trip. It was cold out, but inside the boat it was quite comfortable. The glass gives a very clear view of the bottom of the springs of which there were quite a few and the depth is very deceivng. To be able to see 30feet and deeper clearly is... More 

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