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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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+1 850-561-7276
08:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:30

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Delicious Art Deco Southern Restaurant

We are here for dinner and breakfast and it was FANTASTIC!!! The Lodge & restaurant are adorable & it's like stepping back in time! Gorgeous decor from the floor to the ceiling... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are here for dinner and breakfast and it was FANTASTIC!!! The Lodge & restaurant are adorable & it's like stepping back in time! Gorgeous decor from the floor to the ceiling and the details are everywhere. For dinner, don't miss the fried chicken or the seafood feast! I don't like oysters, but my mom got the Oysters Rockefeller &... More 

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Leesburg, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Do take the boat ride and sit on the right side of the boat for the best viewing. The ride is an hour long and explores the spring. The wildlife is amazing. Be prepared to see blue herons, tricolor herons, snowy egrets, black vultures, moorhens, mergansers, wood ducks, alligators, manatees, large cypress trees, anhinga sunning, cormorant..... So many birds to... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful and unspoiled setting on the Wakulla river - River boat tour with Park Ranger offers a glimpse of true Florida complete with alligators and native birds - the Lodge offers dining and lodging in a gracious atmosphere - a step back in time and a peaceful afternoon

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a state park you should not miss if you are in the "Panhandle" of Florida. Located just a very short drive for the center of Tallahassee (less than 45 miles), the visit here is one you will not forget. The springs are clear, cool and always inviting, throughout the year to swim in (if you're from the north...).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The river tour boat drivers are very knowledgeable on the history of the area and the wild life you'll see....which included at least 15 different kinds of birds, alligators and even manatees. It's a 45 minute trip worth the meager fee of $8.00 for seniors.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the boat tour. Loved everything about it. Cool trees, cool birds, cool reptiles. Fish. Absolutely beautiful scenery. Highly recommend this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park truly fascinated my adventurous spirit. We had a blast jumping off of the platform and playing in the sand, but snorkeling along the roped off area and gazing in the underworld near the massive spring was amazing to me. The boat ride was nice and informative, but don't sit near the motor the fumes are bothersome. The restaurant... More 

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Moneta, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend taking the boat trip. We saw abundant wildlife- lots of birds and alligators. Best seating is on right side, starboard, and up front. Highly recommended.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad I visited here. I went on the boat ride first thing in the morning on both days that I stayed at the lodge. The wild life was incredible but different on both days. Great bird watching. Great alligator watching! We even saw a manitee. Another guest asked how I found about the place because I'm from... More 

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Steamboat Springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally from southern Louisiana, growing up my parents would sometimes detour our road trips to Walt Disney World with a stop at Wakulla Springs State Park. A few years ago, they did the same thing with my daughters and niece, staying overnight at the Lodge. The girls are all teenagers now, and while visiting my parents on Christmas break, we... More 

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