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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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8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching

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Best state park in Florida with awesome springs!

This full-featured park is a nature preserve with visitor activities only in the general spring area. Although there is no scuba diving, they have an hourly boat tour which is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This full-featured park is a nature preserve with visitor activities only in the general spring area. Although there is no scuba diving, they have an hourly boat tour which is excellent -- don't miss!

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Miami, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Wakulla Springs is one of the most beautiful parks in Florida. The springs, surrounded by giant old trees, are the starting point of a beautiful river, which flows to the Gulf of Mexico. It is possible to swim in a marked area by the spring head. There are optional boat tours, operated by electric boats, to see the diverse wildlife... More 

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Madison, WI
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I visited Wakulla Springs State Park after hearing rave reviews from locals. The river-boat tour lasted just under an hour and offered a nice view of Florida wildlife along the beautifully scenic Wakulla River. We spotted many birds, turtles and alligators along the way and learned about the history of the area from our knowledgeable tour guide. After the tour... More 

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Coolidge, Ga
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a beautiful place, well ran with boat tours and lodging along with history. Come visit the park and see all the wild life. The best to me is to go to HWY 98 and put in your kayak or rent one right next Door at TNT. Paddle up stream to the back side of the State Park great... More 

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Ansbach, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It is one of the most amazing places I've ever visited! Book the tour with the boat! It's worth the 8$! You won't regret :)

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Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My daughter and I took a trip to the springs during spring break. We went on the Riverboat tour. It was very good. I really enjoyed the tour and learning the history. The Ranger was very nice and knowledgable. We saw a couple of Gators, turtles, many birds and we were lucky enough to see one manatee. The glass bottom... More 

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Holiday, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We decided to eat lunch before checking out the boat tour times. When we got down to the boat dock, the next tour was full. It would be 40 minutes until the next boat. The boat after that would be 20 minutes later. So if possible, try to do the boat tour before eating. Since we had a 3+ hour... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The restaurant was amazing and the springs is beautiful . The hotel is frozen in time with is 30's style. It's very charming with its art deco ceilings. Simply beautiful

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Mexico Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

this is a must for anyone visiting the panhandle have seen in in sunshine and rain all our guests see it and enjoy it lots of birds and all manner of fish reptiles .. the trees and grounds are equally grand... haven't stay at the hotel but looks pretty grand.....all total about 2 hours plus the drive so a great... More 

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Jacksonville
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Day visit to springs. Very nice maintained site. Natural spring with jumping platforms. Ice cream and snack bar. Great trip for families.

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