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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds and reptiles, including the manatee.
4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446-1168
+1 352-628-5343
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cute little zoo with a nice boardwalk thru the entire thing. We went thru in about an hour but we could have easily spent 2 hours there. Best thing about this place is the river pontoon boat (20 min ride) thru the old Florida swamp/river....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not sure what I was expecting, but I sure was not disappointed. I love all things nature, and so this was on my list to do. My husband was doing it to please me. He enjoyed it as much as I did. We talked to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't miss the hippo feeding! Mouth so big you imagine you could walk in. Warm water emerged from deep in the Earth to form the headwaters of the Homosasss River which flows then 9 miles to the Gulf. Fish cluster at an underwater viewing station...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Clark D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited this gem of a park today. The park is old, but well run. There are manatees in captivity and many kinds of water birds. Many of the animals are injured and rescued. Other animals include alligators, bear, panthers, otters, owls, eagles, bobcats and reptiles....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NCgrammy
Reviewed 6 days ago

I live locally. I always take visitors here. It does not matter their ages. Everyone said they have a great time. If you go be sure t enjoy the boat ride to tne park..

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank judithempress
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the boat ride to the park which offered some fun narrative and an added bonus for the admission fee. When we finished the boat ride, we had to cross a busy road with a crosswalk to actually enter the park. It is a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank aggsys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for something different to do and can see Florida nature. This park will give you views of bears, hippo, gator, birds... all in a safe environment to watch. There is an underground viewing to the springs where you can see the fish swimming in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best state parks we have ever been too. We saw so many manatees I can not give you an estimate of how many. It is extremely clean and the volunteers are so nice and knowledgeable. Every animal in the park...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jacquelinebG2839AU
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Homosassa Springs after having visited the Three Sisters Springs and if you can only do one, Homosassa is the place to go. In addition to seeing manatees from a distances, they have a below water level viewing area with large windows and manatees...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roam06986631032
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park just gets better & better every time we visit! Zoo-Like, Educational & laid back exposure to the animals & nature that Citrus County is famous for. Park is clean & very well run w/wonderful volunteers & staff! They provide some wonderful HOLIDAY events--beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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