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Address: 510 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs, Tarpon Springs, FL
Phone Number: 727/943-9498
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Activities: Dining, Drinking
Description: This attraction features Greek sponge divers, Greek food and fun.

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I have read a lot about Tarpoon Springs before our trip to Florida so my expectations were quite high. The shop and museum is ok for a short stop of 30 minutes and some quick... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Jelle1974
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Bad Rappenau, Germany
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Bad Rappenau, Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I have read a lot about Tarpoon Springs before our trip to Florida so my expectations were quite high. The shop and museum is ok for a short stop of 30 minutes and some quick information about the sponge industry it used to be many many years ago. The whole property looks pretty old and nagged. Unfortunately the shop tries... More 

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Miami Gardens, Florida
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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Have heard Spongeorama since I was a kid. Finally got to Tarpon springs. Like the quaint town but really disappointed in Spongeorama. There was a film and tiny museum and sponges for sale. I expected so much more. But I've heard about the place for over 40 years..guess it was better in the old days?

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colorado
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20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My husband and I took my mom up to Tarpon Springs to take a look around. Had been once before but had never done anything on the water. We decided to take a cruise to see dolphins. What an amazing adventure. You ride in a canopied boat so you weren't directly in the sun. The crew talked about some of... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We enjoyed the educational movie describing the history of the sponge industry. The free museum is quite run down and the Chamber of Commerce should kick in some money to update the attraction. The shop was OK but much of the merchandise could be found for less money down the street in other shops.

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Innisfil, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Enjoyed browsing through this store. They have sponges of every shape and size. We purchased several sponges, I love to clean with them. They also have several different soaps with beautiful scents. Lots of souvenirs type items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable time on the boat ride. Was fun, saw a dolphin on the distance and tried to get closer but couldn't. Little island we visited was beautiful, only regret is that it wasn't long enough on the island

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White Pigeon, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We enjoyed the historical film describing the history of the sponge industry in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The film is old and grainy but very informative. There were several help staff to answer questions about the different types of sponges and there best uses.

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Troy, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The boat ride out from the sponge dock was relaxing. Sat up front to enjoy the sunshine. Staff talked a little history of the area. Enjoyed the ride on out to an island for shelling or relaxing (1/2 hour). One of the last ones to get on the boat for the ride back so we had to sit at the... More 

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Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Four of us took the Island Sightseeing/Dolphin Cruise with the lunch option. Lunch was limited and overpriced, although it was good. My suggestion is to order off the menu instead. When I visit somewhere, I like to hear about the area and learn about its history. The guide was awful. 1) He pointed out 2 or 3 homes building landmarks.... More 

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Pittsfield, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

the staff here is very friendly and knows the history of the sponges. they are great ! this is one place to definitely stop

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