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“Carlsbad it ain't, but still fascinating and fun” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Florida Caverns State Park

Florida Caverns State Park
Marianna, FL
850-482-1228
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Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Marianna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
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Owner description: A cave complete with rock formations and bats.
Tallahassee
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“Carlsbad it ain't, but still fascinating and fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

At Marianna you get to see what lies beneath in Florida's limestone, and what kind of hole is being filled when a sinkhole happens. The park itself is lovely and the caverns are not terribly extensive -- no vast cathedral-like expanses like Carlsbad -- but still lovely. The story behind them is fascinating and the park rangers who give the tours are knowledgeable and friendly. Our family had a very enjoyable time. I wouldn't bring a toddler, personally, but kids from 5 up should enjoy it.

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Pensacola, Florida
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“Family in the Caverns”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We took the kids and a couple relatives to visit the caverns in Marianna, and we had a good time. The guide was very knowledgable and friendly. The tour isn't very long, but due to not being able to touch anything, it was a bit boring for our kids that are 4 & 6 years old. I'm sure that some kids would think the caverns are really cool, but this tour is for a little older, more appreciative crowd.

Visited December 2012
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OCALA
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“Great Afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Walked on the trails and toured the cavern. .Would have liked to have gone on a canoe ride, but we hadn't planned for it.

Visited January 2013
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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“OUTSTANDING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This was the best visit I had while touring the panhandle.The caves are a never ending delight,each opening more magnificent than the last .I have been to more than half the state parks & this one ranks way up there!!

Visited January 2013
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Altha, Florida, United States
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“Caverns trip with Family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The guide was well informed and very friendly with us visitors. We also walked around on a trail which was interesting and not too stressful for us older folks.

Visited October 2012
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