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All reviews boat ride underwater observatory rescued animals boardwalk area take your time all ages visitor center nice park great afternoon worth the trip cold weather old florida winter months sisters springs swim with manatees volunteers zoo
We had taken a boat tour earlier in the day, to try and see manatees. The one Manatee we saw was far away and, well you couldn't even tell it was a Manatee. This place was amazing. We arrived just in time for feeding and...More
Our original plan was to go to Crystal River to swim with the Manatee’s. But then we got heavy rainfall.
The next morning the rain stopped for Some hours so we visited the Homosassa State park for rescued animals. That was a beautifull experience to...More
Originally I wanted to visit to see the manatees, but this visit was in the summer and mostly they have moved out from the springs, odd ones had been spotted in the morning but I missed those, it's a very beautiful area just to have...More
You can choose to take a boat ride or the tram ride--boat ride is longer (20 min) but much nicer! The refuge is enjoyable. Nice selection of animals, well kept, great habitats for them. Walking into the aviary is fun. The underwater observatory for the...More
We took the pontoon boat to the park which was well worth the it. Taking the tram is an option but the boat has an electric engine and the trip was very serene. The park has a 1.1mile walking loop....mainly shaded and many park benches....More
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There are two entrances to the place. One is right at the refuge and the other is on US98. If you accidentally get to the entrance at the refuge....your entrance fee still covers the pontoon ride. So you could park buy the... More
There are two entrances to the place. One is right at the refuge and the other is on US98. If you accidentally get to the entrance at the refuge....your entrance fee still covers the pontoon ride. So you could park buy the ticket and then ride the pontoon down and back.