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Silver Springs State Park

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Address: 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488-1874
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+1 352-261-5842
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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A 5000 acre park in north central Florida.

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Old Florida charm

The springs are beautiful,crystal clear and blue. The glass bottom boats provide a wonderful opportunity to view the springs with out getting wet. The boat captain does a great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Florida Keys, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very expensive for a 20 minute boat ride, interesting to see thru the glass bottom and at the end the biggest insult was the boat driver had left a $1 bill on the glass floor, then basically asked for a tip! As people would toss some money on the glass floor he would acknowledge it and make you feel ackward... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The springs are beautiful,crystal clear and blue. The glass bottom boats provide a wonderful opportunity to view the springs with out getting wet. The boat captain does a great job maneuvering around the springs and pointing out the nature as well as the artifacts. The price of $11 per person is reasonable to help keep this beautiful area accessible to... More 

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Camden, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This State park has been undergoing renovations since being taken over by the state several years ago. It is now a nice place to spend a pleasant day walking through the park on very nice trails as well as viewing the exhibits of the movie and television history of the park. The Glass Bottom Boats are still running and provide... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove 2 hours to check out Silver Springs. $2 entrance into the park. We brought our own kayaks and launched them from their kayak/canoe launch. $4 fee per kayak. Picnic areas all around. They were very friendly and informative about where to kayak to make the most of your trip on the water. We went out on our own for... More 

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Brechin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Silver Springs State Park has been around for the better part of a century. At one time it was THE place to go in Florida but the many new theme parks have really hurt it. Some things never change though and everyone who visits Silver Springs is thrilled by the Glass-Bottom Boat Rides down the river. The clear spring water... More 

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Beaufort, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely old park, very nicely renovated and looks great. Admission only $2. Nice concessions, friendly staff, very clean, Highlight was great glass bottom boat ride. Capt. Bridger did a fantastic job, extremely informative and he handled the boat beautifully, got us close to an alligator too! Really enjoyed our time there.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great RV camping. The sites are large and not crowded, felt some intimacy and privacy which was nice. The community facilities were nice. Entrance into the park was included in the camping cost which was a surprise. Bicycles and pets allowed in the park too.. Very happy with the trip; will return!!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to many state parks in Florida this is by far is the worst. The only real thing worth doing is the glass boat ride. Keep in mind it is a short 30 minute ride. They do offer longer tours on the weekends. I recommend doing the longer one when it is hot out so you see more... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just loved this park. I wanted to visit this park to see the beautiful blue spring water, and it didn't disappoint. There is a short loop boardwalk along the springs and the water is a crystal clear blue. As we had our little dog with us, we couldn't do the glass bottom boat ride as dogs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a nature lover, you should definitely go there and do a kajak tour. I wouldn´t take the glassbottom boat because we make the experience that the animals were scared by the engine and disappeared once the boat was approaching.

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