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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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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The glass bottom boat trip was fascinating. The museum is awesome. A lot of Florida history here. Great hiking trails. Will definitely return as I could not do the whole park in 1 day.

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LNS4
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

i always wanted to see silver springs and the glass bottom boats. as a child i would see the billboards and want to go. think we waited to late to see it in its glory days but it was worth the trip and i am glad we went. it is a great place for unique photos. the glass bottom boat... More 

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Taylorsville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

loved this park!!! highly recommend this park to those who love nature..the glass bottom boat is awesome and the prices are very very afforadable

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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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