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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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Pretty springs. Friendly staff.

I enjoyed the extended glass-bottom boat ride. I thought it was a "better" version of the normal one. They are different. If you want to go over and hear about the main springs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the extended glass-bottom boat ride. I thought it was a "better" version of the normal one. They are different. If you want to go over and hear about the main springs, you have to do the shorter ride. I didn't have time to hike the many short trails. I'll go back and do so. I am guessing they're... More 

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Anthony, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

While I am very happy the state has aquired what was once privately owned land and is in the process of giving it a much needed update, I am not happy with the way they advertise the two glass bottom boat tours. Their website description is misleading to say the least. Myself, my husband, and our friend went on the... More 

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Silver Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's a terrific first taste of the Florida Springs. The 30 minute glass bottom boat ride is a must. Our first visit was winter of 2014 and our most recent re-visit was August 2015. The knowledgeable, personable captains are so helpful in understanding these creative, natural wonders.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We canoed for about 2 hours. The water is beautiful, the scenery is beautiful and the variety of animals is amazing! The bottom glass tour is a great time and very informative!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited the state park. Enjoyed the trails, the crystal clear spring and the friendly staff. The gift shop is well stocked. The small v restaurant is very casual and has a good menu. The boat launch is well stocked with canoes and kayaks at a fair rental price. Landscaping is great and many birds abound for those with binoculars. Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great time! Old time feel park. Glass boat ride was cool. I would opt to do self guided boats next time but worth the experience. You could spend all day here. Good geocaching too. ;)

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We purchased a Groupon with a canoe trip, glass bottom boat tour and lunch that was well worth the price. First thing in the morning we did a loop around the spring by canoe. There was a short downpour of rain and we were lucky to be next to an old dock, so we pulled up and watched the rain... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We go to Florida twice a year. We had never stopped at Silver Springs. I remember my grandparents talking about it in the 60's. This time we took a leisurely driving trip and purposely stopped at pre-Disney attractions. We had such a nice time! Extremely interesting movie and TV history in this park. Sea Hunt, Creature from the Black Lagoon,... More 

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Florida City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were in the area for other stuff and decided to stop in. The scenery is amazing and the boat ride was so much fun! We saw lots of wildlife and got lots of great information on the boat ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Silver springs park is a very beautiful park. The tour the Glass bottom boat is interesting and just walking around is nice. Very relaxing and great to read a book and have it nice and quiet. It is a must to check out and see if you ate in the area!

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