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Wakulla Springs State Park

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Address: 465 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327
Phone Number: +1-850-561-7276
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching
Description: A prime spot for alligator viewing.

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"MYSTERIOUS WATERS"

This property located near Tallahassee was initially privately developed to preserve local wildlife and habitat. Eventually the State of Florida purchased the land to maintain the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Toronto
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This property located near Tallahassee was initially privately developed to preserve local wildlife and habitat. Eventually the State of Florida purchased the land to maintain the 6,000 acre park and protect the spring waters. The pure waters from the Wakulla Springs created the Wakulla River where you take a three mile boat tour. On the hour long tour you marvel... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

$6 entry gets you into a beautiful forested park with amazing clear watered spring fed pool. The waters are a brisk 70 degrees, but once you get used to it, lovely swim with mullet dancing amongst you. Little docks to swim to and warm up on, and even a two story diving tower plunging into the 120ft deep spring to... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We have done the Wakulla Springs boat ride many times and have always thoroughly enjoyed it. We always see lots of wildlife, especially gators!! Highly recommend! Our kids have also always loved it and it's affordable. $8/ adult, $5/ kids 12 and under. Make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch and swim at the beach. There are... More 

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Marshall, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stop every year and visit this park. It's close to Tallahassee, and has hiking/biking trails, swimming hole, picnic area, an old hotel, and a scenic boat trip. On the boat trip you'll see Gators (lots of gators)., turtles,manatees, and allot of birds. It''s a great place to see allot of the wildlife of Florida. Park Rangers narrated the boat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My daughter lives close to this attraction. When I planned to visit her I anticipated going to this park and riding a glass bottomed boat to see the marine life as well as gators and birds. I was disappointed that because of nitrate pollution the water is no longer clear enough for glass bottom boats. However, they still have boat... More 

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Kissimmee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I live on a lake in Florida and own a boat. I thought I would be bored and I was happily surprised! The tour guide was fantastic and on our ride, saw gators, turtles, birds and even two manatees. Great park, I look forward to returning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The weather might have been cool as it was the middle of winter, but Wakula Springs was a great family stay. We stayed in the the classic old Hotel on site, walked in the forest and went on the boat ride in the spring. Our kids enjoyed it and we intend to go back in summer time so we can... More 

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Saint Paul Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We took the guided riverboat tour and found it very educational. A lot of fun to see the unusual wildlife and, of course, the many alligators. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and willing to explain whatever we asked about. Convenient to Tallahassee. The lodge has tasty sandwiches and snacks for before or after the 1 hour river journey.

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Extremely nice state park. Took the boat ride ($8) and was pleasantly surprised at the wildlife and scenery. The lodge is also worth the look. Amazing architecture and nostalgic. The food at the lodge was very good and a large amount. Plus the cost was more than reasonable. This is the type of location that makes memories.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

There were no animals and birds beyond the usual anhingas, ibis, alligators etc. The mastodon bones were cool however. You cannot kayak, and the springs are murky. Why bother?

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