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Silver Springs State Park

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Address: 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488-1874
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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Nice but not worth long trip

Very nice park. Would recommend if you have about 1 hour drive. Didn't see any monkeys. We did see alligator, turtles, fish. Nice glass bottom boat ride. So, if your going... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice park. Would recommend if you have about 1 hour drive. Didn't see any monkeys. We did see alligator, turtles, fish. Nice glass bottom boat ride. So, if your going to see the monkeys, you will be disappointed. Hope this helps. It is nice park, wood bridge walkways.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A day at Silver Springs includes many ways to really appreciate Florida's outdoors. With kayak and canoe rentals, the more adventurous vistors can make their way down the river at their own pace, stopping to photograph wildlife and beautiful landscapes lining the banks. For those seeking something a bit less physical, there is an amazing Glass Bottom boat tour of... More 

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

What a lovely park! Beautifully manicured grounds. Fun trails for hiking and horse back riding. Crystal clear water for kayaking, canoeing, and boating - but swimming is not allowed. Went on a glass - bottom boat tour... highly recommend it. Great views of the fish, sea grass, beautiful blue spring water, and other interesting curiosities on the bottom such as... More 

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

We spent about 5 hours at Silver Springs and had a fantastic time. The kayaking was relaxing but a small workout when you were padding up stream. The glass bottom boat is definitely one of my favorites. We got to see alligators, lots of turtles, herons , gar and heard the monkeys. The springs are so clear that even at... More 

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is definitely and old school attraction. They have been giving glass bottom boat rides since the 1880's! It's very interesting to look down into an 80 foot underwater spring bubbling up, especially when the captain tells you the glass bottom of the boat you are in is just 1/2" thick regular glass...GULP! Then he tells you they have... More 

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Robinson, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time here; first time was about 30 years ago...!! The glass bottom boats are just as neat as I remembered them. The clarity of the water is unbelievable. Our boat captain was very informative and entertaining. The boat ride itself was only about 30 minutes; I wish it had lasted longer and gone out further. But... More 

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Odessa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent lovely afternoon enjoying Silver Springs park. Highlight was the 30 minute glass bottom boat tour. Our guide has been giving tours for 40 years, and was very knowledgeable about the area. Enjoyed hiking the trails around the springs also. Next time we'll rent kayaks. Don't miss the little natural history museum and video documentary about the springs. Gift shop,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time to Silver Springs with 2 kids ages 1 & 2 and grandparents. We all loved the boat ride, still cannot believe how clear the water is! We could see everything! The kids were entertained by all the wildlife- tons of fish, turtles, birds and a few alligators. Tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining. 30 minutes was... More 

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Myrtle Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and took a glass bottom boat ride. It was affordable and fun. The park is really beautiful and has kayaking available as well. Well worth the stop.

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to check it out. It's very nice & clean. We decided to do the glass bottom boat tour. It's 30 minutes, but indeed interesting. We also saw some wild monkeys.

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