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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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Address: 465 Wakulla Park Drive, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327
Phone Number: 850 561 7276
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Sunny day out with the 'gators

Perfect Sunday outing on the boat at Wakulla. informative and humorous guide steered us around pointing out the wildlife including manatees, alligators and lots of birds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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London, UK
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect Sunday outing on the boat at Wakulla. informative and humorous guide steered us around pointing out the wildlife including manatees, alligators and lots of birds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended by a local to spend some time at Wakulla Springs State Park and it was a fabulous experience. We paid to take the boat ride which was the best 1 1/2 hours of our trip to Florida. We saw oh-so many alligators, turtles, birds and manatee's. The guide was very knowledgable.

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Florida
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I took the boat tour on a misty, slightly rainy day. We saw alligators, manatees, and many birds. The tour guide did a good job, although I'd have liked to have learned more from him rather than a guest who wouldn't stop talking. $8 for the tour

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Livingston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

About a hour south of Tallahassee but along a nice circle tour to the gulf. A pretty springs with goof views, wildlife and walking trails. The lodge/ hotel is a 1937 historical landmark and the lobby is quite a sight. Don't go in hungry as the restaurant is poor.

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jacksonville
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Wakulla Springs State Park for an afternoon on a recent weekend trip to Tallahassee. The Lodge is very neat and we enjoyed ice cream in the large old fashioned snack bar with the very long marble soda fountain bar. The river cruise is great! It was a cold day but we still managed to... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hours here over the New Year's weekend.The natural beauty is stunning.We will return in the near future to explore more of what this park has to offer.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see a lot of wildlife here. This is a fresh water spring that is very deep and very well maintained. A number of Hollywood movies were shot here. The place provides lodging so that people can stay over night. There are a number of walking trails as well as a diving platform for those enthusiast that can swim... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even on a winter cold day there were enough birds to make this tour worth while. We had a very good ranger. Even though it was a miserably cold day, there where several species of birds to look at. I can see how this could be a great place in late spring and summer. Too cold to swim or spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Did the boat ride and could not have been more impressed! Absolutely beautiful, very knowledgeable guide who could answer every single question. So much wildlife in a tiny area. Boat ride was worth the money-- totally could (and should) charge more! Lots of birds, fish, and alligators!

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Chickamauga, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This is a great, great place for all kinds of nature lovers - the casual or the real serious. There's tons of trails, picnic areas, bathrooms, lodge, a beach - including a high dive tower, boat ramps, boat tours, etc. But the best part is that the manatees LOVE it here too! Should be no problem for anyone to be... More 

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