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Smooth Waters Wildlife Park

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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What a great experience

Having travelled to Florida for the last 20+ tears and visited the theme parks on a regular basis... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Sam B
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
“Get up close to a gator!”

Such a fun place off the beaten path! This small adventure venue offers a variety of gators... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Lynn B
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Smooth Waters Wildlife Park is a smaller and very guest friendly zoological park dedicated to promoting conservation, education, and the preservation of endangered species. We have fun with our guests and interact with you to give you the same great...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4500 Reed St, De Leon Springs, FL 32130-3285
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+1 407-967-3768
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Our grandson is not yet 2 and so, finding fun, educational and age appropriate activities is sometimes a challenge. This was a great find. We all had fun learning about the turtles, gators and lizards. Nathan did a great job giving us details we wouldn't...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Having travelled to Florida for the last 20+ tears and visited the theme parks on a regular basis with my wife we decided to expand our horizons an visit Smooth Waters. All I can say is what an overwhelming experience. If you are looking for...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Such a fun place off the beaten path! This small adventure venue offers a variety of gators, tortoises, monitor lizards and even an iguana. It’s very affordable and you can even hold a gator and feed the tortoises while there! After an hour or two,...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

I actually came across this place in a Groupon email. Since we are always looking for something new and fun to do I said why not and invited our friend and her 3 year old daughter. We were the first to arrive on a Friday...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We visited with our 7 year old and 2 year old. The owner was very friendly, we used a Groupon ticket with no problem, and when he mentioned the additional packages for holding alligators and feeding the tortoises, he did it in code so he...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We had a great time! Beautiful Gators and Crocodiles. The tortoises were fascinating, as were all of the other critters! The owner was so friendly and helped educate our family. Highly recommend!

Thank Danielle F
Smooth Waters W, Owner at Smooth Waters Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thanks Danielle! We always appreciate the feedback and we’re glad you enjoyed your visit. We definitely enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to seeing you again! Thanks again for sharing your experience!

Reviewed 28 May 2018

We spent an hour or two just walking the trails and enjoying the natural beauty of native Florida. A little buggy, but otherwise perfect weather and a pleasurable stroll. There were hammocks with woodland birds, squirrels, a rabbit and lots of trees and shrubs for...More

Thank Kathi D
Smooth Waters W, Owner at Smooth Waters Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Hello Kathi, Thank you for the review and although you described our property as well, I think you may be mistaking us for DeLeon Springs State Park. As you described, the State Park is absolutely beautiful with a lot of natural wildlife and lots of...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018

Owner of this Park was very welcoming and showed lots of hospitality. He went out of his way to make sure we got to experience each animal there. This place is going to be a great attraction to the area because he has big plans...More

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Smooth Waters W, Owner at Smooth Waters Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thanks so much William! We’re really glad you enjoyed your visit and we definitely enjoyed meeting you all. We’re looking forward to seeing you again in the future and please follow us on Facebook for new updates, videos and a lot more! Thanks again!

Reviewed 17 February 2018

This place is the next up and coming attraction! It was by far one of the most incredible experiences in my life! We were able to watch an alligator do tricks for treats! Most defiantly a hidden gem! I personally am not a reptile person......More

Thank Tonya S
Smooth Waters W, Owner at Smooth Waters Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thank you so much Tonya! We’re happy you had a great experience with us and thank you for sharing that! As you know, we’re constantly working and continuing to grow, to develop new programs and more & we look forward to seeing you again and...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We were visiting family in Florida and looking for things to take our 3 children to see that they would enjoy. Definitely found a good one! They fed the tortoise. Large and small And held an alligator and saw the big crocodiles and big alligators....More

Thank Brenda L
Smooth Waters W, Owner at Smooth Waters Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Thank you Brenda! We’re really glad you had a great experience and it was a pleasure meeting you and your family! We look forward to seeing you all again and being a part of the growth and future fun of our Park as we continue...More

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