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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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261 reviews 261 reviews
161 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

wonderful place. beautiful area with trails and the river. nice and cool to jump in off the diving deck. great place to relax and enjoy nature and fresh spring water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's a great place to unwind with the kids; I'm not as fond of hot weekends in the summer because it gets crowded and louder, but we still go. Our daughter (11) loves swimming here. I bring my camera and work on my light and shade skills. On this visit we actually had a couple manatees come into the swimming... More

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New York
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106 reviews 106 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My family and I truly enjoyed the boat tour. We saw about 8 manatees, a lot of gators, and many birds. Our tour guide was Jeff, and he made it very interesting and fun. The boat left on schedule and we were very pleased. They have a cute gift shop and a swimming area with a diving platform.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Not sure why we were pleasantly surprised? ...but this place more than lived up to our expectations! We enjoyed the early morning swim alongside a small manatee which kept popping into the swim area before the crowds started arriving, then the jumping off the top deck platform into the spring was exhilarating, but the icing on the cake was the... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This park is my absolute favorite place I have been to since I moved down south. I have been on the river boat tour a handful of times, and am never been disappointed. For $6.00 entry into the park and $8.00 for the river boat you see countless manatees, gators, birds, turtles, fish, and more. The wildlife is amazing, and... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the nicest state parks you will find in the US! An amazing and knowledgable staff that go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your visit. The river tour is a must and be sure to be there for the first boat out in the morning at 9:40. The scenery is spectacular and the... More

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Dallas, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited to take a jungle boat ride, and were not disappointed. It was a fantastic way for our son to see Florida wildlife, including alligators, manatees, and all kinds of birds in their natural habitat. My parents, who hosted our tour, have been on the ride several times and said they see something new with every tour. Loved it.

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Marquette, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This park is amazing. The animal life is incredible (birds, alligators, manatees, turtles). I strongly suggest doing the boat tour which is well worth the $8.00. I had a fantastic time at this park and could have stayed all day. There is a little gift shop, a little restaurant (a little pricey and the service was pretty slow), and a... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great boat ride full of wildlife including the beautiful manatee. Fun and cool fun in the sun swimming in the springs!

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Oakville, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The boat tour on the river is awesome! We had a great guide and saw lots of alligators, manatees, turtles and assorted birds! Not to mention the huge snake that was sunning itself by the boat when we arrived! The river is crystal clear so you can see the bottom and lots of fish. My only complaint is that the... More

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