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    rainbow springs state park

    by doug48 Updated Sep 27, 2012

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    dunnellon's most visited tourist attraction is rainbow springs state park. originally the springs were called wekiwa by the seminoles and later blue springs by early white settlers. in the 1930's the springs were renamed rainbow springs because there were other springs in central florida also named blue and wekiwa. rainbow springs was developed as a tourist attaction with submarine rides and "mermaid" shows. in 1937 man made waterfalls were constructed on the site using rubble from area phosphate pits. the attraction closed in the 1970's and the property was bought by the state of florida in 1990. today the state park offers swimming and snorkeling in the main spring, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and camping. rainbow springs is one of the most beautiful springs in the state of florida. rainbow springs is listed as a national landmark.

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    withlacoochee river

    by doug48 Updated Sep 27, 2012
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    the withlacoochee river runs through the town of dunnellon. if you own a boat you can access the river at centennial park next to dunnellon city hall. the withlachoochee river runs 141 miles from the green swamp in central florida to the gulf of mexico near yankeetown.

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    waterfalls

    by doug48 Written Sep 27, 2012

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    in 1937 the developers of the rainbow springs tourist attraction built a number of man made waterfalls in the park. these water falls were made from rubble from nearby phosphate pits. the park offers a beautiful walking trail through this section of the park. see the attached pictures of some of the falls in the park.

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    boom town historic district

    by doug48 Updated Sep 26, 2012

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    the dunnellon boom town historic district is bounded by mc kinney ave., illinois street, pennsylvania ave. and cedar street just west of US 41. the historic district has a collection of seventy historic homes and buildings. many of the homes are now antique shops and art galleries. for those interested in victorian architecture and shopping the boom town historic district is worth a visit when in dunnellon. the boom town historic district is listed on the national register of historic places.

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    Kayaking on the Withlacoochee River

    by RhondaRuth Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Kayak the Withlacoochee

    Wildlife is abundant along the river. Deer, turkey, otter and alligator are common. Wood duck, wood stork, white ibis and anhinga can also be seen.

    The Withlacoochee is a "blackwater" river with the water stained brown by tannic acid from decaying vegetation. In its natural state the dark water shows good quality though it does carry more sediment than most Florida rivers. More for fishing than swimming, I would think. Too many alligators around for my comfort level anyway, ha!

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    Boating on Rainbow Springs

    by rw-bigfoot Updated Aug 31, 2006
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    Lots of things to do at this park it is a flowing springs so you can float down the river at your leasure it takes the afternoon. You can camp and there is a place to launch your boat in several places along the river. You don't need any money for this trip, just bring a snack (in a zip lock bag) and a bottle of water. Just find a place along the river and jump in! We found the best tubes to use are the ones that have bottoms in them or small rafts, floats.

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    Rainbow River

    by RhondaRuth Updated Apr 24, 2003

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    Kayaking the Rainbow River

    Either rent or bring your own Kayak or boat to fish, canoe or hunt on the Rainbow River. Float the crystal clear river. You can see the bottom and the fish swimming below.

    We accessed the Rainbow by way of the Withlacoochee River. It suddenly goes from "blackwater" to the clear water of the Rainbow. Simply beautiful!!

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    rainbow river

    by doug48 Written Sep 27, 2012

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    the rainbow river runs from rainbow springs south to the withlacoochee river in downtown dunnellon. at the park you can rent canoes for a ride down this beautiful river.

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    rainbow springs

    by doug48 Written Sep 27, 2012

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    rainbow springs is a collection of springs that flow into the rainbow river. see the attached pictures for images of the side springs at rainbow springs state park.

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