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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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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I was visiting my boyfriend in Tallahassee, and he took me to Wakulla Springs on the last day. We took the river boat ride which is an hour long, guided tour and is definitely worth the $7.50/person fee. We got to see tons of wildlife - manatees, raccoons, fish, and plenty of gators - and the setting in general is... More

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naples
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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I had dinner at the lodge over looking the springs. A very good meal with good service. The facility is historic but very well maintained and clean. The grounds were immacualte. The view is nice and truly takes you back in time.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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