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Silver Springs State Park

1425 NE 58th Ave, Ocala FL, Silver Springs, FL 34470
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Canoeing, Motor-boating
Description: A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.
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Biddeford, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Have stayed in the campground with an RV and always had a good experience. My family rented one of the cabins and were very impressed. Therefore, traveling in a car to Florida from Maine to pick up a new RV, I thought it would be a good place to rent a cabin for the night. When we arrived about 8... More

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Norwich, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were hoping to see lots of wildlife and were encouraged on arrival to see loads of fish swimming in the beautiful clear water. There is also a nice walkway following the river where we saw cormorants and huge butterflies. But after the initial excitement it was a bit disappointing. We were only able to take a 30 minute boat... More

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The Villages, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Cracker Village is an open air museum open to the public on weekends and consist but not limited to school house, blacksmith shop, meeting house, etc. Florida Cracker houses are characterized by metal roofs, raised floors, large porch areas and straight central hallways. The Archeological Museum is open sat/sun 9-5 with a sampling of 12,000 years of Indian culture... More

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Florida City, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

great canoeing, trails and parking. Near hotels. Labor Day weekend not too full :). Prices reasonable.

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

For clarification, I am only rating the campground as it relates to RV and Trailer camping. No consideration is given for other aspects of a campground/park, such as swimming pools, clubhouses, or activities such as fishing or canoeing. Also, many campgrounds may have a variety of quality. My assessment is base on what I perceive as the best they have... More

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Melrose, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I live in Floirda, and there are activities that are reasonable, some that are questionable, some illegal, and some that are excellent, full-on fun, valuable and overall excellent. The tourist industry is important to Florida, and we want (or should want) excellent, safe, and valuable attractions. Silver river is one of those places. Silver River took over another area (Silver... More

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Apopka, Florida
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We just visited Silver Springs and took the glass bottom boat tour. It was a little pricey but our 4 grandkids voted it the best of the trip:) The park it self is $8 a car load so that's a bargin. Really hot during this month of August so maybe plan a month when the weather is cooler. I would... More

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Riverview, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The glass bottom boats are a must! The rest of the park is a bit run down and there is ongoing construction. Hopefully in the future things will change. Other reviews of the staff being rude or zombie like has obviously changed since the state has taken over. Everyone we dealt with was very nice.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Would definitely recommended a visit if staying in Ocala or Orlando. A beautiful national park with a few gift stores and a small restaurant. The glass bottom boat is a must, they run very frequently from the dock in the middle of the park. Tickets can be bought at the kiosk next where the boats depart. You can go on... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Myself and my family came here in July. It's was well worth the trip to see it. The boat trip was informative and the grounds are beautifully kept. You can also hire canoes to paddle on the lake. A quick tip if you are traveling from the orlando area use the 27 road and avoid paying the toils on the... More

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