Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
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Come have an opportunity to see the great West Indian Manatee in the crystal clear springs at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge!
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  • Sue H
    Pensacola, Florida6 contributions
    An aboundance of Mantees
    Wonderful trip to Crystal River. I spent the President's day weekend. At three sister springs, I walked past the far springs and 75 -100 feet past that there were over 100 manatees. Super lucky to see this. You can only get in the water entering the water, so next time I will book one of these tours. I did the Explorida boat trip and left city hall to three sisters springs. Both were fantastic!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Calimpich
    Aiken, South Carolina14 contributions
    Interesting animals
    This park is kind of like a natural zoo, with native animals in natural settings. We listened to a lecture on manatees which was informative, and we saw the feeding of three manatees. It was fun to see them so close. There were shady paths between the sections of animals, and there were signs to identify the animals. I enjoyed this park very much.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 9 April 2023
  • Fam_o_5_plus_1
    Wisconsin2,200 contributions
    Great visit
    We stopped here since the three sisters springs was closed for refurbishment. It was a neat walk, and we had a good time looking at all of the animals. It was nice to know that the animals here were only there due to injuries and an inability to live in the wild. The manatee area was neat. Definitely would recommend to anyone in the area.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 2023
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Fam_o_5_plus_1
Wisconsin2,200 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We stopped here since the three sisters springs was closed for refurbishment. It was a neat walk, and we had a good time looking at all of the animals. It was nice to know that the animals here were only there due to injuries and an inability to live in the wild. The manatee area was neat. Definitely would recommend to anyone in the area.
Written 4 November 2023
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Calimpich
Aiken, SC14 contributions
Apr 2023
This park is kind of like a natural zoo, with native animals in natural settings. We listened to a lecture on manatees which was informative, and we saw the feeding of three manatees. It was fun to see them so close. There were shady paths between the sections of animals, and there were signs to identify the animals.
I enjoyed this park very much.
Written 9 April 2023
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SuperDave
Brandon, Canada120 contributions
Feb 2023
Refuge animals need to be penned while they are treated and recover, but wild birds fly in for the food and company.
Written 8 March 2023
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Sue H
Pensacola, FL6 contributions
Feb 2023
Wonderful trip to Crystal River. I spent the President's day weekend. At three sister springs, I walked past the far springs and 75 -100 feet past that there were over 100 manatees. Super lucky to see this.

You can only get in the water entering the water, so next time I will book one of these tours.

I did the Explorida boat trip and left city hall to three sisters springs. Both were fantastic!
Written 5 March 2023
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Lisa
2 contributions
Feb 2023
Nice trails to walk around. Glass bottom boats were so much better than I expected. We even saw a monkey which was our goal
Written 26 February 2023
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Tricia Wolfe
Phoenix, United States13 contributions
Feb 2023
We enjoyed visiting this refuge. There are many native animals and such a nice size refuge and all enclosures are neat for the animals.
Written 26 February 2023
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Dunn45
Draper, UT1,212 contributions
Dec 2022
There were dozens of manatees present when we were there. We drove about one hour and 45 minutes from Dunedin. Worth the drive.
Written 23 December 2022
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Starviagera
Florida2,115 contributions
Nov 2022
The picture doesn't belong to this place. This is a conservation center all about the manatees. It has a river in the back where sometimes you can see manatees. But it is not a spring, and it doesn't look anything like the picture. In the back across the river there was an eagle nest and mother and father were watching their young fly around. We did see a very very large manatee while there.
Written 5 November 2022
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ChristieP
Terrell, TX5,877 contributions
Aug 2022
Swimming here was like being in an aquarium. The water was so clear and calm that everyone was able to see and have a great time exploring. I hear in the winter there are hundreds of manatees, so I will have to come back!
Written 29 August 2022
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Megin
4 contributions
May 2022
This place was super neat! I am glad we found it and decided to stop! Educational in regards to the manatees in captivity and neat to see a hippo!
Written 30 June 2022
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