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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

#1 of 4 things to do in Homosassa Springs Features Animals
4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446-1168
+1 352-628-5343
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Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds and reptiles, including the manatee.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (412 reviews)
“fish bowl” (103 reviews)
4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446-1168
+1 352-628-5343
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxing way to spend the day. You can get beautiful pictures. It takes about 2-3 hours to enjoy the whole park.

Thank zcqpapa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this wildlife park and got some amazing photos of various birds. Very peaceful and quiet when we visited; not crowed which was nice for taking photos. Enjoyed the short boat ride as well. Lots of places to sit, relax and enjoy the wildlife....More

Thank Nicaragua_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice park specializing in native Florida wildlife, and staffed by many helpful, enthusiastic docents. The guides characterize the park as "assisted living for wildlife," and this is indeed true in many cases: There are one-winged or blind raptors, a manatee with a crippled flipper, as...More

Thank mie61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this park with family and friends.Our two years son just loved all attractions. Definitely would come back here.

Thank ona_mon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister from NH comes to FL every year in May for about 2 week, while I always seem to take her to the east coast this year we did Tarpon Spring, and Homosassa. We both love wildlife and are photographers. We absolutely loved the...More

Thank priscilla m
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place & visit every time we are in the area. Good value entrance fee & short boat trip or tram ride included each way into & out of the park itself. Not many animals to see - those which are here are native...More

Thank crissy
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I recommend this park to all who visit the nature coast area. It is a stroll through paths wooden bridges and decks that keep you looking for wildlife at every step. My visiting grandchildren as well as other relatives have loved this place. Take the...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Enter the welcome center and then travel by boat through a small portion of native Florida. Enter the park and take a casual walk along the 1+ mile boardwalk as you get up close and personal with native Florida wildlife - Bears, Deer, Manatee's, Fox,...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in Florida, natural history or animals. Excellent collection including manatees, Florida panther, bob cats, poisonous snakes, etc. The focus is on local Florida animals. Great for the entire family!

Thank BigJNK
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Even with the rain we were able to see all the animals and enjoy the whole park. The manatee and fish in the "fishbowl" were our favorite part. Great find for the price, would return for sure if we were in the area again.

Thank MariGA40
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27 March 2017|
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Response from Patricia S | Reviewed this property |
Hours: 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. year 'round. Open 365 days a year. Ticket counters close at 4:45 p.m. Fees: Adults (age 13 and over) $13.00 Children (ages 6 through 12) $5.00 Children 5 and under are admitted free.
25 March 2017|
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Response from Supercleaner64 | Reviewed this property |
Wow.....I am really not sure. We saw a lot of manatees this past trip but when we went a few years ago we only saw two. Hopefully you will have a lucky day and see many.
25 March 2017|
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Response from James J | Reviewed this property |
Best place to see Manatee's is just up the road at Three Sister Springs. There is a Visitor Center on the highway a little bit past the airport. They have a Trolley Bus tour, That is fun! We were there in mid February last... More