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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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Address: 465 Wakulla Park Dr, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327-0380
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Never tire of the boat ride!

Every time I visit Tallahassee, we head to Wakulla Springs. Love the grounds and eating southern fare at the E. Ball Dining Room. But, hands down, my favorite thing is the boat... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Nantucket
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time I visit Tallahassee, we head to Wakulla Springs. Love the grounds and eating southern fare at the E. Ball Dining Room. But, hands down, my favorite thing is the boat ride. Floating along the Wakulla is so relaxing. The driver/ narrators are entertaining and provide interesting info and anecdotes on the flora and fauna. There are always plenty... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice clear water and nice swimming area. We did not have time to wait for the boat ride but went for a bush walk instead and it was really nice walk. Got to the bridge over the stream and two big gators cruised by. Simply amazing.

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Thank Rhys M
Ellisville, Mississippi
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

leaving tomorrow for our 5th visit to wakulla lodge 5 times over 5 years should tell you it's great we always enjoy our stay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank tbonekid1
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history around this place, a peek into Old Florida. We did not stay at the lodge, but the public areas are worth a look -- impressive woodwork and elegant furnishings. Lots of people swimming, although it was a little cool for us. There's a large bath house, a gift shop, and a snack bar where we stopped for... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed easter weekend at the lodge of Wakulla Spring and the super friendly staff recommended us to take the boat ride out. Wow what a blast saw tons of alligators turtles and lots of beautiful birds.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I volunteered to help chaperone the class of 15 students. We arrived early and visited the gift shop. Our large group did not seem to bother the woman working behind the counter and she was very helpful. Then the group went on the boat ride and enjoyed seeing alligators and snakes and birds. No manatees though! The boat captain was... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because if you were here 20-30 years ago, you will be heartsick at what the growth and pollution from the Tallahassee area has done to this once beautiful spring. It is now dirty and has little visibility. I can recall the glass bottom boat tours where you could look down over 130 feet at the sheer cliffs and white sands... More 

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Thank xckier
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a day at Wakulla Springs State Park in January. We arrived early enough to get the second boat trip of the morning. Best time to go because all the turtles, and alligators are out sunning themselves and the birds are out feeding. We spent the day here enjoying the lobby in the lodge, the restaurant, the hiking trails... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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333 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The spring is bordered by open cypress wetlands and large hardwoods. Fine dining can be had at the lodge. Dog friendly- (but not on the beach).

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had breakfast in the formal dining room that was a good experience with good food and service all in a historic location, We tried to get a room here but waited too long and they were sold out, There is a lot of history at the lodge as well as beautiful high coffered ceilings some with... More 

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