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Sponge Factory

15 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3117
+1 727-938-5366
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First store at the docks: buy now or shop around?

Take the Spruce Street turnoff from Highway 19 to Dodecanese Boulevard, and launch into one of the... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Fargo, North Dakota
Parking lot scam

Pulled in for night in the islands with our children Came back to lot and they had towed my car... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Palm Harbor, Florida
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15 Dodecanese Blvd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3117
+1 727-938-5366
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

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

1  Thank rossf976
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank sissy20013
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Great prices on sponges and a fun place to check out! Lots of merchandise at very reasonable prices.

Thank Angeline P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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

2  Thank wildadelgado
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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

Thank islandgirl0719
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Good prices, free sponge movie, not Sponge Bob however. Good prices! Two old Greek guys behind​ the counter. A trip back in time to old Florida!

Thank Spark43050
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Lot of different types of sponges, soaps, and other souvenirs for sale. The shop itself was clean and there weren't any pushy salespeople. There is a small theater in the back left corner showing a video about the history of the sponge industry and the...More

Thank trbeer
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Make sure you stop in. Set a spell and watch the show. Then take a little longer and check out the pictures etc.

Thank Bill Q
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The owner was a kind Greek man who helped make my shopping experience pleasant. Although the prices were pretty high, I did purchase a good amount of Greek soap, shampoos, and lotions (being Greek, I know the products are high quality). What's also nice is...More

Thank koparl
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Pretty cool little shop to buy sponges and watch a movie to learn about the local sponge history. You will come out knowing more about sponges as creatures and the Greek heritage in this area. Natural sponges are resistant to bacteria and do hold more...More

Thank Mark S
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