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Wakulla Springs State Park

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

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New Carlisle, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A deep water fresh spring. Well worth the entrance price, 6$. Take the hour long boat trip and you will not be disappointed. Lots of wild life to see, birds, turtles and alligators. Our boat driver was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. You will probably get a glimpse of manatee, but if you are lucky as we were, there will be... More 

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fla.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Loved the history and architecture in the lodge.the springs and river tour were a step back in time. No signs of human presence. Manatees abound and entertain. Lots of hiking options. Wear your hikers and bring your camera. Plan a meal and say at the lodge, you won't be dissapointed.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

you can visit this park ($6 entrance) by walking around, but in my opinion the best way to see most of the wildlife around this region, including manatees is a boat tour ($18pp).

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This place is a hidden gem. My friends moved to Tallahassee in August and had heard tale of this place but had never been. We took the 30 minute ride from the city and man were we impressed. Pack your bathing suit and swim in the spring. Jump from the tower into the 70 degree water. Look out from the... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Went with some friends before a football game and the scenery was terrific and the alligators really BIG,but not too close for comfort.If you want to see what real clear water and nature looks like ,make a trip and go.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The water is clear and cool (the water will get murky after rain or low tide). the boat tours are great with lots of wildlife and if your lucky you can see manatees enjoying the cool water. alligators are plentiful as well as osprey and many other water birds and turtles. there are nature trails and historic sights. the lodge... More 

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