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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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Address: 4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446-1168
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Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds...

Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds and reptiles, including the manatee.

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Swim with Manatees at Crystal River plus Everglades Airboat Adventure
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Wonderful afternoon!

Spent a wonderful afternoon viewing Lu the hippo, alligators, American bald eagles, owls, otters and many other birds! It is very apparent these animals are well cared for and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Stonington, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent a wonderful afternoon viewing Lu the hippo, alligators, American bald eagles, owls, otters and many other birds! It is very apparent these animals are well cared for and loved. The manatees are amazing and a must see! The park fee is very responsible for everything it offers and we will be going back!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved this state park! It had the feeling of a zoo with the natural beauty of a state park. This is old Florida at it's finest. Don't miss the pontoon boat ride to or from the park! On the day we visited, the animals were active and the weather was glorious. I was impressed with the exhibits and the knowledge... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The boat ride into the wildlife park thru canals of what "Old Florida" used to be is a real gift and a tremendous way to begin the tour of the meticulously well cared for wildlife park. All animals (except the long time resident hippo, are indigenous to the area and cannot for various reasons be released back to the wild.... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had no idea there would be so much to see at this wonderful state park. We were shocked to find the parking lot full upon our arrival and therefore were concerned about the crowds. It was incredible to find that there was plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the animals, plenty of benches and bleachers to sit and... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On my first trip to Florida....unbelievable to see manatees and alligators and many local birds and animals. The docent programs were educational and well done. I would definitely recommend this for all ages. Seemed very accommodating. Enjoyed the short boat ride out to the park...made it a little more special.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the day there, it was great! 13 dollars for an adult ticket. We took a tram ride to the park and a boat ride back, all included! We saw MANY of Floridas special animals and more including my wife's favorite, flamingos. There were also panthers, eagles, alligators and so much more! Food and drinks available. Also large ice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent the whole day in the park, taking pictures and visiting each exhibit 2-3 times (or more). The animals are well cared for and presented. The staff and volunteers are excellent. We did not attend any of the interpretive programs, but as we traveled the park the ones we listened to in passing were informative and easy to understand.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here during a weekend excursion with my family. They have a boat or tram to take you to the wildlife area. They even have kennels if you are traveling with a dog. Lu, the resident hippo, is a must see; along with native Florida animals. There is even an underwater viewing station where several species of fish and manatees... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was great with kids. Can see everything in a few hours and catch some Manatees. We enjoyed and learned about local animals.

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Cary, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to save a little money off the admission fee, there is a 20% off coupon that must be printed out in advance. They will not accept the coupon on a cell phone. This was impossible for us as we were traveling and did not have access to a printer but there are no acceptations so we did... More 

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