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

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Glass bottom riverboat tour!

This was a very pleasant experience. The river was beautiful, and full of interesting aquatic features. The tour was about 30 minutes, and did get to see an alligator lying on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Abilene
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a very pleasant experience. The river was beautiful, and full of interesting aquatic features. The tour was about 30 minutes, and did get to see an alligator lying on a log!

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Madison, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Although it is not as busy and not much going on as in the past, it was still a joy to visit. Loved the glass bottom boat tour. Pay only $8.00 to enter the park per car and $11.00 each for the 30 minute boat (seemed longer. Very informative and interesting.) Be sure to drive down to the camping entrance... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

When you're heading to the Orlando area attractions, stop off with the kids for 2 hours and go see Silver Springs. What used to be a private attraction is run by the State of Florida now and it's worth the time to take the 30 minute boat ride to see the springs. It's part educational and part fun, and it's... More 

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Dallas, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I hadn't visited Silver Springs since I was a kid and it was still considered a theme park. Now it is a state park and even though the budget isn't as large, they still did a good job of keeping to it's traditional style. The glass bottom boats were classic with the lovely antique wooden benches and the guides were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My wife and I visited the park and really enjoyed ourselves. I had never been there before, but she had been there a few decades ago. I thought it was very nice. She said they used to have a lot more (back when it was private, it had a zoo among other things, I guess). We took the 90 minute... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Silver Springs has been on our bucket list for a long while. It is your standard Florida SP, has all the amenities you would expect, and good shade trees for the campsites. We were impressed with the amount of trails and road our mountain bikes down the swamp trail as soon as we set up camp. We were only there... More 

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Northeastern USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This attraction is being renovated, while keeping its "Old Florida" charm. The glass bottom boat ride is a leisurely tour around the springs , watching the gators, water fowl, and if lucky, the wild monkeys. The boat captains are friendly and love to share their stories of the history of the area while pointing out the submerged movie artifacts left... More 

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Silver Springs State Park is incredibly beautiful. We took the glass bottom boat ride in the Fall, while the weather was cooler. I was just mesmerized by the crystal clear, blue water. The guide was very knowledgeable about the springs, the history of the park and the flora and fauna of the area. I want to go back in the... More 

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Hialeah, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Beautiful place to see nature. Crystal clear springs. Kayaking was amazing. Go in the morning so you can see the amazing wildlife like the monkey families and the gators. No worries, they do not mess with you. The park is huge and many walking trails. Lots of fun for the whole family.

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Amelia, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The other areas of Ocala can get you away from civilization, but Silver Springs is right in the heart of development. For those looking for gardens and glass bottom boats, this is perfect. For those looking for "getting away", this is not it.

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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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