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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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kayaking

We first took the guided tour with Patrick Creveling, when my family came down from Chicago. He made the tour. He was very knowledgeable and just overall made the day. We left... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
johnhenry2015
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Graham, North Carolina
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Graham, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We first took the guided tour with Patrick Creveling, when my family came down from Chicago. He made the tour. He was very knowledgeable and just overall made the day. We left very pleased with the experience. So much so that 6 months later we decided to do it again. Patrick C was there again and once more, he made... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I took my mother and my 16 year-old daughter to Silver Springs for the first time in December. The three of us are new at kayaking, but Patrick Creveling, our kayak tour leader, made us feel at ease with our first experience. He was patient and very knowledgeable about the history and environment of the park. When my daughter and... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

nice little state park. great place to go to walk around and enjoy what they have. the glass bottom boat ride is worth the trip up there. been there plenty of times. never crowds.

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Lakeland, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I where there on 6/26/15. Been here before but could not remember if you could swim or not. Coming in the parking lot we asked if you could swim the nice lady said no, that there had not been swimming aloud since the 80's. But she did let us know about other springs that you could go... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had never been to Silver Springs before, but my dad had, and he was very excited to go back after many years. Well, you can practically feel the depression in the air when you walk into this place. The giant trees and the springs were absolutely gorgeous, and we really enjoyed that, but there were very few people there.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Used to go all the time as a kid and went again about 6 years ago and so happy to see they added more things. Bring us to 2015 and this place has gone down hill massively. After the park closed for a short while a lot got ruined and when it reopened you can see all they really did... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We where on a 90 min boat tour, and saw many animals, and the guide was great, he knew almost anything about the area. The park is in a depressing condition, and needs an update, not the Disney kind but more trails, and more information about the nature around, and perhaps a wooden swamp trail. We did however have problems... More 

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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183 reviews 183 reviews
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This was OK. One orders at the counter and the food is cooked to order. i thought the sandwiches were pricey...the price did not include any fries or chips. The breakfast menu looked good,, but ended either at 11 AM or noon.

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springs1234, Owner at Silver Springs State Park, responded to this review

I appreciate all feedback but I really don't know what restaurant you were at. There is no counter to order your food. You are waited on at your table. Breakfast is served all day and our sandwiches and burgers all come with french fries or pasta salad or cole slaw. We would love to have you come and visit us. More 

New Jersey
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71 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We took the extended 90 min tour instead of the 30 mins - 90 minutes was way TOO long - 30 min seemed too short - so perhaps they could do an hour - a majority of the sea life is gone so you are looking at sea grass - saw a couple of alligators. was ok - glad i... More 

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Santee, California
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3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Tear it down and start over,gross restaurant, dated lame atmosphere worthy of a ghost town! depressing, aged,.better days gone, please get a private outfit to restart it!!!

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Address: Address: 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL 34470
Phone Number: (352) 261-5840
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Silver Springs

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