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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
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking, Birdwatching, Canoeing, Motor-boating
Description: A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.

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Glass bottom boats at $11. per person are Unique

There use to be a lot of animals and rides here and great concerts like Glen Cambell, Willie Nelson to name a few...Now there are some but few and far between..It is a state park... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Silver Springs, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The highlight of our trip was kayaking here - there are no words to describe how beautiful and amazing it was! We went without a guide and enjoyed it at our own pace. We are planning another trip just to kayak!

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My sister and I decided to drive from Ormond Beach to go kayaking here and the only thing we were disappointed with is the fact we didn't go earlier in the day! We only did the one hour right before they closed but could have stayed out on the river all day. It was so beautiful, it felt like we... More 

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Silver Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

There use to be a lot of animals and rides here and great concerts like Glen Cambell, Willie Nelson to name a few...Now there are some but few and far between..It is a state park now and can be enjoyed as such although it seemed as if there were more flowers when it was a private enterprise. The food was... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to the park, the last being in 2005 when it was still in private ownership. The small zoo they had then was gone, but the glass-bottom boat tours are still in operation. We understand that there opportunities for kayaking and hiking which, being seniors after a quiet day out we didn't participate in. We drove... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to find a place to celebrate our anniversary and at the same time rejuvenate from a hectic schedule. Drove up from East Space Coast avoiding Orlando and the theme parks, it was worth the drive north! We were thrilled to find Silver Springs State Park! It was interesting, fun and oh so relaxing! The glass bottom boats were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were visiting the Villages and decided on visiting Silver Springs to take their 90 minute glass bottom boat ride($20. For seniors). We were amazed at the history of Silver Springs....the glass bottom boat was invented here in 1878 which ended up putting it on the map! It was Florida's number one attraction until, I was told, Disney arrived. In... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We spent Mother's Day weekend at the park and it was great. We stayed in the cabins in the park and the we're beautiful. Very nice and quiet. We saw deer every day right by the cabin. We saw turkey and birds and snakes and alligators. The place was awesome. I can't remember when we have all liked the same... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We arrived very early to get there before it got too hot. We did the 90 minuet glass boat trip and it was amazing. Earl was our captain and was real good. We saw so much nature it was just beautiful. I remember going there about 60 years ago when we could swim on the beach. Earl told us that... More 

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Oscoda, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We live in Ocala so visit the park several times a year. This year we took the hour and a half glass bottom boat ride. We thoroughly enjoyed it despite the fact we did not see any monkeys. There was a lot of other wildlife available for our viewing pleasure. If you have the time this is a great way... More 

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Waterville, Me
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

While visiting family in central Florida we decided to go on an adventure. The glass bottom boat ride seemed intriguing as we have an 11 year old. While there I realized my parents had taken me there in 1973! We did the 30 minute boat ride and it was great. Lots of wild life and the water was just amazing.... More 

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