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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
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Ranked #26 of 189 things to do in St. Augustine
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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 30, 2013

Our first stop on our vacation. Had my wife and three kids with me. We all drank from the fountain and should live forever. There is a short 3d presentation and a short observation of the stars inside the planetarium. A great price for all the extras the have other than the fountain. There is live cannon firing and peacocks everywhere. It was a great time.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Took my 9 and 16 year old to this . The favorite part for all us were the peacock's. They had traditional colorful ones and rare ones with all white feathers. It was neat seeing the peacock's spread their feathers and vibrate them trying to attract their mate.
What was also interesting was tasting the water from the fountain of youth and learning the history of the area (e.g., the Indian tribe, cannon firing, story of how area was discovered.)
Near the cannon firing by the fresh water, was a nice pier to walk on and see the fresh water area with oyster shells. .
I say "cheesy" because when you walk in the planetarium and the globe exhibit, they smell like mildew and I think they've been around for like 50 years; but they were educational.
Glad we went to this. Also, they have a cafe, called "Five Flags" just outside the entry which has excellent food! Also, parking is free.

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Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Great stop in st Augustine. Our whole family enjoyed this, from age 6 to 46. Learning about tribes inhabiting the area and settlement by the Spanish was interesting, but presented in an intriguing and fun way. Planetarium show was great as were the cannon firing and native American replica of living area. Great boardwalk and peacocks all around. We stayed almost 3 hours and would go back. Enjoy!

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Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

The grounds were beautiful, with peacocks roaming. Planetarium was low budget-needs updating. Staff was much more interesting. Mike and Amy were great-Mike was captivating and informative. Met Squirell de Leon...lives near the fountain :)

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The "park" is very expensive and outdated, and I'm not sure if there is any historical significance at all. The staff was very rude, both at the ticket window and gift shop.

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