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Wakulla Springs State Park

Wakulla Springs, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: A prime spot for alligator viewing.
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Tallahassee, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I live in Tallahassee and every time I have a company from out of town/country I take them to Wakulla Springs for a boat tour. Unless the weather is not cooporating it has always been an amazing experience. I saw alligators, different bids, manatees, snakes, fishes... all on one trip. Even my clients from Germany and Poland loved the experience.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

From alligator spotting and fresh water swimming to hand packed milkshakes and a large game of checkers, Wakulla Springs offers families a step back into an undisturbed part of Floridian life. Just a picturesque 30-minute drive from the urban center of Tallahassee, we set off to explore a part of Florida caught in time. Wakulla Springs State Park is a... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We have been to a fair few state parks all over the South and South Central of USA and this is by the best ranked one, we still have all the ones around Colorado and yellow stone and Cali and Nevada/Arizona still to do but in the South East at least this is the best. We saw more alligators here... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Just south of Tallahassee sits a true gem that I finally got a chance to visit. It cost $6 to get onto the park grounds (one car with up to 8 people). The river boat tours are $8 per person and less for kids. They run about 45-60 minutes and are absolutely worth it. Our guide was an older gentleman... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My family visited the park for the weekend and while the park itself was a bit disappointing, the boat tour was amazing. We observed 10 manatee close up and even more birds and alligator. The guide was knowledgeable and made sure we all could see and take pictures. The river and spring are amazingly beautiful

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We took the parents when they visited. It was a hot day, so the cool water was perfect. We also did the river boat ride and saw lots of gators, birds, and turtles--no manatees, oh well. Also, we shared a milkshake and ice cream cone at the Lodge. Overall, great day!

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Palm Beach, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

On the boat tour, we saw 20-30 alligators of various sizes and about a dozen manatee. Of course, I can't guarantee that the same will happen every time, but the boat captain didn't indicate that it's unusual. The water "only" had 70% visibility on that day, due to rain, and it was still easy to see fish and plants beneath.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

An absolute MUST if you are in the Tallahassee area. The tour is so interesting, approx 45 mins long, in a boat that takes you down along the wakulla spring 'river' and back again. Try get on the very first tour of the day (approx 9.30) - it's when you'll more than likely see the most and all the 'swimming... More

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Walland, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you enjoy the beauty of nature, this is a great place. The unspoiled beauty of this area is the reason I will be returning.

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Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a fabulous little park with a unique flavor of the Florida before concrete. There is a lovely old, working hotel on the grounds. I didn't try the restaurant but the menu looked tempting. There is a wonderful swimming area, a diving platform over the deep springs, and a thriving boat tour concession run by the park and led... More

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