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Spongeorama

510 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Springs, FL
727/943-9498
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Dining, Drinking
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Owner description: This attraction features Greek sponge divers, Greek food and fun.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Spongeorama is the first stop we made while visiting Tarpon Springs so we learned a lot of information about sponges by sitting through a movie presentation - different types, how they are harvested, and the history behind them. This was all very interesting. Before leaving, I purchased a sponge and found out later that they can be purchased for less... More

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Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Since this was my 3rd or 4th time to visit this place, I didn't really need anything however, I did attend with several friends who found this place very interesting and purchased many of the different sponges as well as unique shells. This is a must to stop in

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Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

if you want to understand how the sponge docks opened up in Tarpon Springs, you need to come here and watch the movie. The soap and the sponges are the topping on the sundae. I can't come to tarpon springs without just a pop in to say hi and see what they've got new in the souvenir shop. loads of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

So happy my friend took me on this cruise.. we met up with a few more people and rode off to Anclote Island. Saw a few dolphins, and enjoyed seeing the island.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The dolphin cruise was awesome! We were lucky enough to see both dolphins and manatees, it was amazing. It was my first time in Tarpon and it was definitely a memorable experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Store was filthy and looked in disarray. Dusty and dark. Items over priced. Many looked old. Sponges were priced much to high, when compared to other shops and worst of all was the pushy woman who ran the store. Absolutely no people skills. STAY AWAY - GO ELSEWHERE.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Enjoyed the movie and bought several sponges from the gift shop. Would do again. sponges available for purchase are plentiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A friend and I go to the docks every once in a while to check out all of the shops and restaurants and this last time we stopped in Spongeorama. We had such a good time looking at everything in the shop and museum. The cruise is always a good time as well. The staff was great, and helped recommend... More

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Venice, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Touristy, a little silly and overall not a very clean facility. But they try hard and its worth the fifteen minutes investment

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various
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We checked into our 2:00 cruise at Spongeorama, then visited their store and museum and watched a movie that explained ‘sponging’. We learned about the many different sponges and their unique qualities and uses ensuring a perfect sponge. A natural sponge is a skeleton of a living sea animal. Divers are out in the Gulf for up to 3 weeks... More

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