I really enjoyed this place, although it is showing it's age a little bit...no pun intended. The grounds are very well-kept. The living history area was fun. The Timucuan Indian Village has re-enactors willing to talk your ear off and show you how to do all kinds of neat things like shoot an arrow or throw a spear using a sling club. There's Maritime group building a boat and a boat builders' house, a replica of a Spanish Outpost complete with re-enactors who shoot guns and canon. There are some sit down things like the planetarium and the Globe show, but we didn't do those as we hit the times wrong. There is a Spring House with water from "The Fountain of Youth"...actually comes from the same aquifer that fills my well at home...a little more sulfur like most of Florida so don't knock one back...sip. The best part, though, was the PEACOCKS! They were so tame from schmoozing for all the peanuts people buy to feed them. Bring your camera or make sure the cell phone is charged up. Great gift shop, too. A good place to take the kids or the young at heart. Get one of those tourist books and use the coupons offered in them. A buck is a buck!
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