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Silver Springs State Park

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Address: 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL 34470
Phone Number: 352-261-5842
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.

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Beautiful Gardens and Spring

We really liked the garden walk. The park easily accommodates those who need handicap aides. The glass bottom boat is the main attraction for the park. I just wish it had been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really liked the garden walk. The park easily accommodates those who need handicap aides. The glass bottom boat is the main attraction for the park. I just wish it had been longer, about 30 minutes total. Park personnel are very friendly. The museum is nice. Had some memorabilia regarding the movies that had been made at the springs and... More 

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Westfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had stopped here over 30 years ago. It was beautiful then and it is even more beautiful now. This is a small park as such things go. The glass bottom boat ride is magical; don't miss it. They have built decked walking paths around the springs through the mighty cypress trees. My 16 and 19 year old children loved... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Only went for kayaking, didnt do the walking trails or glass bottom boat. Went on a Tuesday and museum is only open on Saturday or would have checked that out. Had a great time kayaking. Water is crystal clear and you can see all the fish and turtles underwater as you go. Was hoping to see gators underwater but only... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot say enough good things ab Silver Springs. We were able to kayak and get close to wildlife. The glass bottom boats are awesome and Capt Oscar is the best!! If you want a place to slow down from the busy-ness of life, you need to check out Silver Springs. Picnic tables available for lunch. Concessions reasonably priced. No... More 

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Thank GTgirl2015
Panacea, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

queit,serene,real florida..leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind.surround yourself,with serenity.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great park if you want to go canoeing/kayaking. You can bring your own for a landing fee plus park admission or you may rent one at the springs. We do enjoy kayaking here! We went back in May, 2016 and saw alligators, turtles, birds and fish. Very relaxing on the river!! You may want to bring reusable... More 

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Thank Cheryl M
The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed out glass bottom boat ride. Took the longer boat ride and got to see lots of alligators, turtles, and birds. Especially enjoyed the monkeys that were everywhere in the trees. Our captain had been with the park a long time and told us many interesting stories. The State Park is continuing to improve the experience.

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Thank CGull2
Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We returned here after a visit 4 years ago. It has gone downhill. The monkeys and alligator exhibit have been removed since the state took over. The glass bottom boat ride was less than the promised 30 minutes. Saw a few underwater statues, learned about the movies and TV shows filmed there but was told by guide that the alligators... More 

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Thank W B
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely Sunday stroll along the Silver River and around this beautiful state park. So peaceful and relaxing. We had lunch in the cafe which was very nice and then got a yummy ice cream to eat while we had our 30 minute glass bottom boat ride. The boat ride was so cool. The fish and turtles beneath you are... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place to go with family, friends or a couples day out. I've enjoyed taking the family kayaking and canoeing-also have the infamous glass bottom boats. I like to go and simply scroll the park with hubby as well. Not a lot of lunch options or shops.

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