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Silver Springs State Park

1425 NE 58th Ave, Ocala FL, Silver Springs, FL 34470
352-236-7148
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Canoeing, Motor-boating
Description: A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.
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Youngstown, Ohio
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This used to be a major attraction in Florida. It is now often overlooked. It was not crowded at all on a Wednesday afternoon. The parking lot was huge and mostly vacant. The visitors center was much larger than is needed for today.The springs also include a quiet (at least in October) state park which had beautiful Florida scenery. The... More

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bangor
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We used our paddleboards on their trails early in the morning. What a delightful, beautiful place to paddle! So much to see by the springs! So many fish, so many birds, so many turtle, even a small gator. Boy, those creatures swim fast! No luck spotting any monkeys, but I did learn anhinga's sound just like squirrels. Along the back... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Even though I lived in Florida as a child, we never had the opportunity to visit Silver Springs. This visit was well worth the time, and the money. The springs are amazing, the glass bottom boat ride is not too expensive. You will be thrilled with what you see. If you have children, they will be awestruck by this natural... More

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Cumming, Georgia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Years ago, my mom took my brother and me to Silver Springs. She had fond memories of Silver Springs, especially the different activities, such as the safari and the glass-bottom boat ride. As it turns out, Silver Springs no longer has different activities; all that remains is the glass-bottom boat ride. During our glass-bottom boat ride, the captain of our... More

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lancs
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Brilliant place, so peaceful & interesting, fabulous ice cream, a huge place to explore, the Florida State parks are well kept, they are very proud of them

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Lots to do lots to see. very relaxing peaceful natural florida. its a great way to spend a day. good for the whole family.

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Inverness, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

State Park located in a fairly urban area. It is an old Florida exhibit venue taken over by the Florida Park system. There is a reasonable admission fee (maybe five dollars or so) and plenty of parking. There are paved walkways for strollers or handicappers. The main attraction is the Silver Spring which is the headwater for the Silver River.... More

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March, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We visited the Silver Springs Park, mainly to experience the glass bottom boat ride. I had read some older (2013) reviews on the Park that had commented on how run down it had become. The day of our visit was exactly one year after the State had taken back the running of the attraction, and it was obvious that a... More

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Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We took a ride on their famous glass-bottom boat. The park is easy access. The boats are comfortable. The Captain was very informative. The water is crystal clear. We saw lots of fish. Very interesting. This is a do not miss in Florida.

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Champaign, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My family and I went about an hour before park close. There was no one to take admission money, so we got in free, and we were able to park very near the entrance. The park was a ghost town. We may have encountered four or five other people the whole entire time we were there. My family and I... More

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