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Wakulla Springs State Park

Address: 465 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Owner description: A prime spot for alligator viewing.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Owner description: A prime spot for alligator viewing.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Wakulla County and have been to Wakulla Springs hundreds of times even back when Edward Ball owned it. Every time I've gone back "home" I've visited and this past summer I was actually disappointed for the first time. It seems as all of the alligators and wildlife have moved further down river where the boat tours... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Entrance park fee needs to be reduced. Glass bottom boat never in commission. However, the stately restaurant is worth eating at while there. It's a nixe visit, but not much more to offer.

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Englewood, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The boat tour around the springs and swanp area was very informative. We were able to see and photograph several alligators, turtles, many different birds, snakes, unusual trees and plant life. The guide was very patient with the group and provided many photo ops to all. For $8 pp it was a great way to see an otherwise unavailable area.... More 

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Coupeville, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was our second trip to Wakulla Springs, because the first, 3 or 4 years ago, left us with such good memories. We got there early, and scouted the immediate area as we waited for the first boat of the day. The sun was in our favor, and we shot lots of photos of anhingas, gators, turtles, and the incredible... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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145 reviews 145 reviews
18 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The swamp boat tour is rather brief and the guide not particularly knowledgeable, but the scenery is great and close at hand

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

On the 50 minute boat tour we saw alligator, birds, manatee, and other wildlife. The springs are 70 some degrees year round. In the warmer months it would be fun to jump off the 2 story platform into the clear spring water. There are also swimming platforms.The hiking trail is easy and flat, 6 miles one way. The first half... More 

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New Carlisle, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Amazing hour on quiet, solar powered boat, tooling around the river on Thanksgiving morning. We saw SO much wildlife and our guide was very knowledgeable.Ibis, heron, grebe, cormorant, buzzard, hooded merganser, I lost count. Then many alligators, including a large 10 ft one, and a baby on an adult's head! Then, oh my, the manatees! 5, playing around, flipping and... More 

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Farmington, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This place can be a little hard to find but it is worth it. NOTE: when I used my Garmin, it sent me to the back maintenance gate. If you follow the signs, you should not have a problem finding the main entrance. The lodge is nice and spacious with a small cafe serving food. The best part of the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The lodge is lovely and there are well-maintained trails through the surrounding woods. Definitely do the boat trip down the river. It's amazing. Birds, gators, turtles, manatees... you name it. Absolutely incredible.

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dublin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Fantastic day out, all the staff are volunteers and are so knowledgeable and kind. We saw our first alligator and manatees, turtles, snakes,cranes and a whole lot of wildlife. The monster from thr black lagoon was also filmed here as was the early Tarzan movies. Most memorable day of our trip.

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