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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Explore the 1565 Birthplace of St. Augustine and Colonial European America. Your History Starts here! Drink the legendary waters. See Stars in the Planetarium. Hear a Spanish Cannon roar. Visit the Timucua Indian Village. Learn the Archaeological History of the site. From Timucua Indians living at this site for 4,000 years to Spanish Explorers arriving in 1513 to Smithsonian institute Archaeological Digs starting in 1934, the hisotry is amazing. Guests have been visiting this important site since 1871. Now you can too. Don't miss it!
Reviewed March 8, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed this spot. The staff are extremely friendly. The peacocks are absolutely stunning. Take a drink from the fountain and wish for unending youthful vitality.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

This is a tourist attraction of my youth. I remember the drives to Florida with windows open widow because there was no air conditioning. I remember the roadside stands of boiled peanuts and alligator farms. This place has not changed. It is cleaner and the grounds are well kept with many magnificent peacocks strutting around, but the planetarium's bulb needs changing and the rotating globe with its archaic map was high tech in the 50's. the diorama of natives is racist by today's thinking but is a reflection of our past. I loved the demonstration of firing the canon with a highly entertaining guide dressed in period costume. Finally, the visit is not complete until you exit the gift shop selling t-shirts, coffee mugs and replica Spanish swords. It was fun.

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

This was my and my fiances first time here. We are both into history and thought it was pretty cool. The cannon reenactment was awesome, not to mention the beautiful view over the water. I was actually a lil surprised at the fountain of youth itself, it was just a little well, but, it's story and history are great. Loved the peacocks just hanging out with everyone too. Would def. come back and spend more time at the park
PS: I disagree with those that complain about the price. The price is perfect considering it goes to maintaing and preserving history. Some people just don't get it.

Thank Stephie4821
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

My 9 year old son studied Ponce De Leon in Social Studies and was most interested in seeing the fountain and where the old fort was. There were several neat exhibits but the highlights were drinking from the fountain; watching the cannon display and listening to the Indian guide. A lot of school kids were there for field trips the day we visited.

Thank audikos
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

This was interesting, not real special, nice gift shop, not really a lot there, not much about the archaeolical digs going on

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Thank Robert B
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