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Silver Springs State Park

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5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488-1874
+1 352-261-5840
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Beautiful place, BUT...

We have visited this park every year for the past eight years. And we have brought many friends... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mark W
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Fun time with wife

Took the glass bottom boat tour ! Had a blast very fun ! The water is clear as can be ! Walked... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Timothy G
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PLANT CITY
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A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“glass bottom” (232 reviews)
“boat ride” (107 reviews)
“cracker village” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488-1874
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+1 352-261-5840
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"old florida"
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"rocking chairs"
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"minute tour"
in 29 reviews
"the crystal clear water"
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"animal shows"
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"natural beauty"
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"hiking trails"
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"rent kayaks"
in 14 reviews
"real florida"
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"sea hunt"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have visited this park every year for the past eight years. And we have brought many friends here to enjoy the beauty of it. Unfortunately, this time we noticed numerous motor boats cruising around the pristine waters. Their two cycle engines spewing oil and...More

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the glass bottom boat tour ! Had a blast very fun ! The water is clear as can be ! Walked around the park will be back !

Thank Timothy G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful place to grab a picnic lunch (lots of benches), take a walk and soak in nature. Beautiful view of the lake through the glass-bottom boat tour. Our tour guide was fine, but pretty much read from a script. Friends who have...More

2  Thank KathyLKingsley
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the main entrance and campground today. After entering the park we passed a restaurant and ice cream parlor on the way to the main spring (Mammoth Spring). There is a boardwalk at the edge of the spring with covered seating...More

Thank Withlac00chee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glass bottom boat!!!! turtles monkeys sunken ships cold springs clear water birds galore We did the longer of the glass bottom boat tours. Then I wanted to just do it again. We took so many pictures! This was very cool. Plenty of parking. Lots of...More

Thank Leslieann111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got to learn a lot and although there are no sharks in the river they were in the area for a while. Watch out for the local Gators!

Thank JRWeez
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great little excursion from The Villages. 45 minutes away, it's not cheap but it's a lot of fun. The boat tour was terrific, much better than expected, and great for all ages from 1-100, honestly. Everyone loved it. The park itself was a...More

2  Thank Andre S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice day time event for the family and kids. Going during months outside of summer will definitely ensure a better experience and more available parking. We had 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 7 & 11) in March 2018 (spring break) and both kids thoroughly...More

Thank toddprof
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here 20 years ago, before it was a state park. It was still just as beautiful! The kids enjoyed kayaking but if you want to do the glass bottom kayak, make sure you get there early!

1  Thank Sydmo8299
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was here many years ago never realized it was taken over by the state still a very nice place loved the glass bottom boat ride especially the narrator great walk around pushing my boyfriend in his wheelchair nice that it was accessible

Thank Clara H
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Denise H
March 14, 2018|
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Response from DesertMagpie | Reviewed this property |
We didn't bring a pet so am not sure. Think I saw some on a leash walking on the paths. Definitely not in the boat or buildings though.
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Andre S
February 19, 2018|
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Response from mgalex | Reviewed this property |
The boat ride is the biggest attraction but I agree that it is fun to take a picnic as it is a gorgeous area. Fun walking trails, the old school, a museum and of course the biggest hit for the kids will be the yummy ice... More
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Kristi Z
January 14, 2018|
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