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The Weeki Wachee spring offers 200 acres of natural attractions and a waterpark with an underwater theater for entertainment.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL 34606-1121
+1 352-592-5656
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great day we had kayaking and floating down the Weeki Wachee river to the Fred Howard Park! It was beyond beautiful and serine and not crowded at all! We even got to see two different groups of manatees! If you like the water...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went kayaking with friends on Weeki-Wachee Springs. We rented one kayak and used our own other three—four folks in our group. We found the kayak vendor employees most curious and helpful. The rented kayak was in good condition and staff helped...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank countrylady69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are passing through Hernando and want a slice of Florida past; head to Weeki Wachee Springs. A nice half day adventure with some fun shows and slides. #PinkyKnowsNaples

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

Fun time, but go in summer since the water can get pretty cold. However, on a hot summer day its very refreshing. We rented paddle boards which were in very good shape. The two person kayaks are also very comfortable and easy to maneuver. Our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Carlos V
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

My husband, my two daughters ages 10 and 11, my Mom and myself spent a week at Disney then drove to Weeki Wachee on the way to Clearwater Beach. We have been promising my 10 year old for nine months that we would stop here...More

Date of experience: November 2018
6  Thank 243connieh
Reviewed November 16, 2018

We visited this Florida State Park mid Nov 18 before the mermaid show was temporarily closed for repairs. We loved little mermaid show which started on time and lasted approx. 30 mins try to sit mid way down the bleachers for the best view. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
9  Thank hopalongrving
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Went to Weeki Wachee to see the park generally.There is a water park..that was closed.The Beach area was open.The "Wildlife Show" consisted of 1 turtle,1 tortoise, 1 snake and a VERY baby aligator.Took 15 minutes.The Riverboat ride was not the 25 minutes as advertised and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank angela c
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

This place was beautiful. I am a grown adult and went with my parents. If you are a water lover, this place is a must. You can swim in the Springs, watch a mermaid show, take a tour on a boat, and take fun pictures...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Nomad742122
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Fun time. Iconic old Florida. Went on a short, peaceful river boat ride. You can rent canoes and kayak. River is crystal clear. Saw 2 mermaid shows.thoroughly enjoyed them. First one was by some of the woman from the 60's. Shout out to these wonderful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank brp6926
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been here multiple times and it never gets old! Every time you come you see many different animals and scenery. You’re guaranteed to see many fish, if you’re lucky you’ll see manatees or peacocks! Crystal clear waters and sunny skies you can’t ask for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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December 14, 2018|
Response from Alan Z | Reviewed this property |
I hour south is Tampa. 45 minutes north is Ocala, 1 he south and west is Clearwater and 1 1/2 hrs east is Orlando
Amitha N
December 11, 2018|
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Response from Bill R | Reviewed this property |
All the previous responses are good. If you have a young one definitely go down stream ... start at the State Park end ... the park does rent kayaks.
November 2, 2018|
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Response from doglover1971 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it’s an easy trip down the river. It is long so if you get tired, you can pull off in all different spots to take a break... I brought water and sandwiches, it’s a good idea to bring a little insulated cooler. Enjoy... More
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Orlando, Florida
Road Trip From Florida to New York (1 Replies)
I am considering driving from Winter Springs, FL to Clayton, NY next summer. I would be traveling with my small dog and would like suggestions for stopping points along the way. The distance is about 1200 miles, and I probably wouldn't want to drive more than five hours a day, six at the most. I figure that would be three stops/overnights. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
September 12, 2014|
Response fromChristnp2|
Try the road trips forum.. I'm sure the Clayton NY forum has a relatively small audience.
Orange County, California
Road trip - West Coast and Keys (4 Replies)
Hi, We plan a trip to Florida next spring break and I was wondering if someone have comments on my itinerary. I'm looking more for "don't miss that" or "it's way to far to do that in one day" :) You know what I mean? My itinerary is mostly done, but since I will go there, I don't wanna miss something around the corner that I was not aware. Also, I change hotel from Fort Myers and St. Pete (or Clearwater) because it's seem too far for me to always stay in the middle of everything I want...More
August 14, 2014|
Response frombornwithwheels|
Your itinerary is pretty good. A couple of tips. Snorkeling from shore in the keys is not that great, no reef close to shore so not much to see. A snorkel trip to Looe Key would be better. Your should research the Florida Keys and Key West forums on the many other things to see & do while there. Unless you really want some beach time I would skip Sombrero Beach. You will have better beaches on the gulf coast. Weeki Wachee is a small park, nice springs there, rent tubes and lockers early...More
Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Marco Island ? (1 Replies)
We are mom, dad and a will be 7 year old boy. We want to spend a week a significant drive south of Venice. His grandmother lives in Venice, and we spent a week in St. Petersburg 2 years ago in the summer and visited Tampa, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs and things like that with a base in St. Petersburg. We are thinking about doing the same thing south of Venice and are looking for a suggestion of where to base ourselves. My first thought was Fort Myers, but there may be other places that...More
January 19, 2014|
Response fromCBNS|
Fort Myers is probably more centrally located for where you will be visiting, possibly North Fort Myers. There is Red Roof Inn and Best Western on Rt. 41 overlooking the river, nice view, Lots of restaurants very near by.