We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

#1 of 4 things to do in Homosassa Springs Features Animals
4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446-1168
+1 352-628-5343
Book on TripAdvisor
More Info
and up
Swim with Manatees at Crystal River plus Everglades Airboat Adventure
More Info
and up
Crystal River Manatee Swim from Orlando
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds and reptiles, including the manatee.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“boat ride” (411 reviews)
“fish bowl” (102 reviews)
4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446-1168
+1 352-628-5343
Write a Review
Reviews (1,965)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,965 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

My sister from NH comes to FL every year in May for about 2 week, while I always seem to take her to the east coast this year we did Tarpon Spring, and Homosassa. We both love wildlife and are photographers. We absolutely loved the...More

Thank priscilla m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place & visit every time we are in the area. Good value entrance fee & short boat trip or tram ride included each way into & out of the park itself. Not many animals to see - those which are here are native...More

Thank crissy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend this park to all who visit the nature coast area. It is a stroll through paths wooden bridges and decks that keep you looking for wildlife at every step. My visiting grandchildren as well as other relatives have loved this place. Take the...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enter the welcome center and then travel by boat through a small portion of native Florida. Enter the park and take a casual walk along the 1+ mile boardwalk as you get up close and personal with native Florida wildlife - Bears, Deer, Manatee's, Fox,...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in Florida, natural history or animals. Excellent collection including manatees, Florida panther, bob cats, poisonous snakes, etc. The focus is on local Florida animals. Great for the entire family!

Thank BigJNK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even with the rain we were able to see all the animals and enjoy the whole park. The manatee and fish in the "fishbowl" were our favorite part. Great find for the price, would return for sure if we were in the area again.

Thank MariGA40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boat ride was the highlight - I would have enjoyed riding back or taking more time on the water. The animals are visibly rescue animals - so a bit sad, but nice to know they are well cared for. Overall, given we drove around...More

Thank Katwich10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the family here while staying in Homosassa. It's definitely worth the small entrance fee. Be sure to go on the little boat tour. The underwater viewing area for manatees right at the spring head is amazing as well. The kids and adults enjoyed the...More

Thank Berl W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun for whole family. Many animals and wildlife. Recommend taking the boat to the park. Lots to see.

Thank Erica W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I Hand a great time! Doing the boat ride was nice experiencing that creek gives a taste of nature. Watching Manatees very interesting.

Thank Redsnapper17
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Biscuit Barn
123 reviews
.98 miles away
Moschello's Italian Restaurant and New York Style Pizza
194 reviews
.55 miles away
Kim's Cafe II
61 reviews
.46 miles away
Mr Wang Chinese Restaurant
59 reviews
.43 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Olde Mill House Gallery and Printing Museum
37 reviews
1.86 miles away
River Safaris And Gulf Charters
528 reviews
2.28 miles away
Snorkel With The Manatees
506 reviews
1.85 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
how much is the admission during the week for adults, children over 10.
March 27, 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from Patricia S | Reviewed this property |
Hours: 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. year 'round. Open 365 days a year. Ticket counters close at 4:45 p.m. Fees: Adults (age 13 and over) $13.00 Children (ages 6 through 12) $5.00 Children 5 and under are admitted free.
we want to know if manatee will be there last week of march
March 25, 2017|
Answer Show all 12 answers
Response from Supercleaner64 | Reviewed this property |
Wow.....I am really not sure. We saw a lot of manatees this past trip but when we went a few years ago we only saw two. Hopefully you will have a lucky day and see many.
will the manatees be there next week? we are going to be in Florida then & would like to see them
March 25, 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from James J | Reviewed this property |
Best place to see Manatee's is just up the road at Three Sister Springs. There is a Visitor Center on the highway a little bit past the airport. They have a Trolley Bus tour, That is fun! We were there in mid February last... More