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There's several stores selling sponges but this is one that has a nice selection and pricing. The store is pretty large, walk around and see all the various types. Of course, the bigger the sponge, the more costly. Get a good sized wool sponge for...More
It was a brief visit to Tarpon Springs, but I couldn't not visit the Sponge Factory. It offers a great variety of sponges of all shapes and sizes, both decorative and for bathing purposes. You'll find all kinds of coastal décor there. They also have...More
Hotels near by, so worth the day trip or 2-day trip to shop downtown sponge dock area and this Sponge Factory.
This place is surrounded by many shoppes and great Greek Restaurants.
Certainly worth the visit.,
I am going back.
My friend and I enjoyed the movie on sponges, which gave me a better understanding of the industry. The wives enjoyed their shopping and bought a number of gifts.
TIP: We parked in the adjacent lot for $10, but every other one was only $5....More
Must go when in Tarpon Springs. Lots of reasonably priced sponges. Fun place to visit. LOVED Katrina. The BEST clerk EVER. Even though it was about closing time, she didn’t seem to mind and gave us a lot of info on sponges. Love using the...More
Take the Spruce Street turnoff from Highway 19 to Dodecanese Boulevard, and launch into one of the most picturesque old neighborhoods in the Tampa, Florida, area: the sponge docks of Tarpon Springs. Traditionally populated by Greek immigrants, people here dive for natural sponges, a skill...More
Pulled in for night in the islands with our children
Came back to lot and they had towed my car away. I had to wait alone at night with kids while my husband went with tow truck to pay $130.00 fine
We arrived in parking...More
We park at the lot of the Sponge Factory and pay the $5.00 for all day parking. The parking lot attendant never gave us instructions to put the ticket receipt on the glass and by the end of the night the car was towed. Horrible...More
I had never been to Tarpon Springs before, but had always wanted to go. Had to opportunity to stop this trip. This was the only place we stopped. There are so many items in this shop. There is truly something for everybody. I bought several...More