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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
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Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling and Everglades Airboat Tour
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Crystal River Manatee Swim from Orlando
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Owner description: Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds and reptiles, including the manatee.
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Bring your walking shoes. Say hello to Lou the hippo. You can see a lot of native Florida animals up close and personal

Thank Jane L
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Don't settle for fake theme park attractions. This one is the real thing! Underwater viewing pavillion and a chance to watch people interact with the manatees. Plus a little zoo and glass bottom boat ride. Awesome field trip experience!

Thank Principal1
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

We were pleasantly surprised to find this attraction so close to where we stayed. We enjoyed a pleasant afternoon at the park. We enjoyed the boat ride, the displays of animal life. Great area!

Thank David G
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Reviewed February 15, 2012

Great place to get a taste of real Florida. Except for the Hippo, all of the animals are native to Florida and the outdoor setting is perfect. The boat ride on the spring is very appealing, with many sightings of native wildlife. The underwater fish viewing area is unusual and very cool to experience.

The only disappointment (minor) is the manatees. They are rescues, and mostly overweight and beat-up animals. If you want to see these magnificent creatures in a natural setting, Blue Spring State Park hosts many of them in-season (December-February).

Thank Oydman
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

Family friendly, we love to take the grandkids and out of town visitors there. Up close with the manatees. The underwater obsevatory is a real nice feature to see the wildlife in their habitat.

Thank SAM C
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