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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
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Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds and reptiles, including the manatee.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“fish bowl” (108 reviews)
4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446-1168
+1 352-628-5343
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We traveled here from Orlando, about a two hour drive. The park is very nice, there is a boardwalk loop around the exhibits. They have two manatees and a very nice underwater viewing area to see them up close. We got to see a wild...More

Thank tigersfan68
Reviewed 5 days ago

This State park is a converted 1960's attraction which was purchased to preserve the 150 acres that surround it. Run by the State of Florida the biggest draw is the Manatees but it also offers Florida Animals ....the one exception is long term resident Lu...More

Thank RoRoFL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all know manatees come on the winter, said that you can expect to learn about other animals, staff is prepared to tell you all about them. Florida panthers, black bear, otters, gators, flocks of beautiful birds and a nice boardwalk. A rescue hippo called...More

Thank Kiki Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plan on 3 hours. Old Florida charm. Nice memories for the family. You can see panther, hippo, manatees, flamingos, alligators, bears, eagles and more. All animals are rescues or needed homes. Nice park-like setting. Bring bottles of water and mosquito repellant. Snacks are available for...More

Thank JeanneSmith2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the heat and humidity we loved this place! The employees here really enjoy their job. All were super friendly and knowledgeable. The manatees were the highlight of course. Lu was cool. But he looked lonely. Place is beautiful!

Thank BuckeyeGurl72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids and adults love this place. It's worth going just to see the fish bowl and the manatees. Where else are you guaranteed to see a manatee in the heat of the summer? You can spend an hour or most of the day.

Thank Roadhore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our out-of-state, visiting friend on a great adventure seeing this park and all the animals. We took the pontoon ride up Pepper Creek from the visitor center to the park where we saw many animals and beautiful, well-kept grounds. One of the highlights...More

Thank Janis H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to Homosassa specifically to see manatees. We were pleasantly surprised that there was so much more to see and do! The boat ride to the park was pleasant and informative. The manatees were fascinating, especially when being fed. The underwater observation room was...More

Thank acphifer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were trying to find some neat places to visit for the day and came across Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. The park was small but had a lot of wildlife to see. Lots of birds (flamingos, storks, pelicans, owls, eagles, ducks), 2 otters, a black...More

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our 7 & 3 year olds this week. It was hot, but we really enjoyed our visit! The kids found the information given on the boat ride boring, but it was a relaxing ride to get to the actual "park." They had...More

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Kelly S
July 22, 2017|
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Response from zcqpapa | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is as mentioned by others.also about a mile north on OxEye road there's a playground. Turn right at the gas station. There are charcoal grill and picnic tables.
Kelly S
July 22, 2017|
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Response from ona_mon | Reviewed this property |
You can have picnic in beaches with nice view.
March 27, 2017|
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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.