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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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Address: 4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446-1168
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Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds...

Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds and reptiles, including the manatee.

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Swim with Manatees at Crystal River plus Everglades Airboat Adventure
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Beautiful state park

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. We took the narrative pontoon boat ride from the visitors center to the main part of the park. We saw lots of wildlife on the boat ride and... read more

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. We took the narrative pontoon boat ride from the visitors center to the main part of the park. We saw lots of wildlife on the boat ride and much more in the park. Be sure to stay for the feeding of the manatees and visit the underwater observation tank.

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Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a gem, and well worth the time. Take a stroll around the park at your leisure and experience many shorebirds, owls, hawk, and eagles as well as snakes, wild cats, otter and other animals but.... the best was Lu the 57 year old hippopotamus. All of the animals are in large environments and you can get rather close and... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I drive the 7 miles from Crystal River to this park, to spend a few more hours in this area before driving back to St Augustine. I left St Augustine at 6am, and joined the 3-hour boat ride for the 9:15am manatee swim. This park was a very good choice for extending my day there before the 2 3/4 hour... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful State Park. Boat ride to and from the parking lot. Circle boardwalk trail. Lots of birds, mammals, alligators, snakes, panthers, owls, fish and manatees. Park rangers and volunteers are very knowledgeable. Bears are here as well. Beautiful trees and flowers too. A great way to spend the day. Ranger programs are available. Underwater viewing station. Return to parking lot... More 

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Byron, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Wildlife State Park is a true gem. We entered the park by way of the boat ride. The views are breathtaking and the historical information shared by our Captain was rich and full. The animals are in their natural habitat verses the cages of years gone by. There are educational opportunities available for both young and old alike. The... More 

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Crystal Beach, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pure Florida nature. So much to explore and learn at this state park. I have not been here since the 1970's. It looks like it's stuck in time...so Old Florida. Definitely worth the trip or stop to see all of the Florida wildlife - bald eagles, pink flamingoes, Key deer, American alligators, manatees, and so much more. The resident hippo,... More 

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Toured the Park today and thought it was incredible. Starting from the wonderful boat cruise with a great boat operator and guide right until the ride back, it was a great experience. The care and respect for the animals and birds show in the cleanliness and well kept condition of the property. This is a great place to take children... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved this place. This is the second time I have been here. There are so many animals to see, not to mention the spring and how clear it is. They have mostly animals who are native to Florida and that have been injured in some way, that they are not able to be released to the wild. I appreciate... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here today with family from out of town. I haven't been here in about 30 or more years. It was still as fun as I remembered. With the price you cannot beat the time that you spend looking at animals and learning about Florida.

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Tampa, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited the weekend of the manatee festival. This is a great way to spend half a day if you are in the Homosassa or Crystal River area. There is a nice boat tour and a couple of interactive animal shows daily. There is also a nice variety of native Florida wildlife. The one exception is the 57 year old... More 

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