Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

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Facility:Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park
Description:Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Central Florida is a showcase for native Florida wildlife. The star of the show is the Florida Manatee, with many manatees residing at the park. Other Florida wildlife includes Florida Panthers, Alligators, Crocodiles, a hippopotamus, otters, waterfowl, birds of prey and more. This is a great nature park with a museum, floating underwater observatory, pontoon boat tours, and walking trails. The museum houses a children's educational center. Group rates for 10+.
Address 1:4150 S. Suncoast Blvd
Address 2:
Zip Code:34446
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Hours:Open 365 days per year 9:00am-5:30pm
Admission:Adult $9.00 Child (3-12) $5.00
Telephone:(352) 628-2311
Website:Visit Website
Jill R., Co-op Member
This is a great place to spend several hours learning about Florida wildlife, including manatees, and a random hippo! There aren't any field-trip specific educational programs but there are opportunities for learning throughout the park. Our homeschool group had a great visit here in January 2010 and really enjoyed the time spent.
Betsy W., Co-op Member
Great destination for learning about native Florida Wildlife. The park offers a few educational presentations through out the day, there is an educational building with fun things for the kids to check out. The underwater fish bowl is a lot of fun and of course you must see the manatees. We live nearby so go about 3 times a year. There is one animal in the park that is not a native of FL, Lucifer the Hippo. He was proclaimed a citizen of the state after that park was converted to all FL species so that he could live out his life at the park.
Amanda R, Co-op Member
A pleasant place to spend the day learning about native Florida wildlife as well as a few animals from other places. The kids love taking the boat and the tram to the park-it's literally one of their favorite things about going! Pack a lunch and eat at one of the picnic tables near the parking lot if the weather is nice, then take the tram or boat over to the park. There is a children's education center that is indoors and has coloring and crafts as well as lots of fun information and there is always an attendant to answer your questions. If the weather is nice, you can watch kayakers and boaters on the river from the deck near the gardens. Of course, you can't miss the animals! My kids anticipate the hippo each time we go. There is an underwater viewing deck near the springhead, and if you get lucky you might just spot the manatees that live there. Go when the weather is nice and 'everyone else' is in school. September/October/November, and you should have the place to yourself. There is a caf , but the food isn't much to speak of and there is a cute gift shop to pick up a souvenir if you like. A nice family day trip.
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