Silver Springs Things to Do

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  • Glass bottom boat ride, Silver springs

    by lala1985 Written Jan 8, 2014
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    Silver springs produces 550 millon gallons of water that make the pristine Silver river.

    Silver springs recently an amusement park has closed and the state has taken over its care.
    The parks admission is now much less expensive.
    Admission Fees:
    $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.
    $5.00 Single Occupant Vehicle.

    Glass bottom boat ride are $10 for a 20-30 tour. Which was well worth it.

    More information about Silver Springs can be located on the State park website
    http://www.floridastateparks.org/silversprings/default.cfm/explore.html

    Information can also be found there for camping, kayaking, cabin and pavilion rentals.

    I will be sure to return to Kayak these beautiful waters.

    Please visit this magnificant park if you have the chance and help keep it open. Silver springs is rich in beauty and history and should be preserved for as long as possible.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel
    • National/State Park

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    Glass Bottomed Boat

    by grandmaR Updated Mar 7, 2007

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    Looking out the window at another cruise boat-1967
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    Back in the "Good Old Days" (i.e. the mid to late 60s) when we lived in Key West, there was no such thing as Disneyworld. The only Disney park was Disney Land in Anaheim California.

    So when we did a summer trip around central Florida, we did things visiting the Weeki Wachee mermaids, Winter Gardens to watch water skiers, Sebring State Park (with alligators that begged for marshmellows) and Silver Springs. In 1967 there were two different kinds of boat trips. One was the glass bottomed boat where you could see the fish in the very clear spring water, and the other was the Monkey Jungle Cruise.

    I thought it might be nice to revisit some of these places. Even though there are no more monkeys - just a Florida Natives Exhibit featuring a series of "native"species of Florida snakes,turtles, arachnids and mammals in naturalistic enclosures.

    It was nice to go back to Weeki Wachee and Sebring, but Silver Springs and Cypress Gardens were WAY too expensive even though the ticket includes all rides, shows and attractions plus any concert and special events that day.

    We didn't want to do all the rides - we just wanted to take the glass bottom boat for old times sake.

    Silver Springs is open all year.

    Seniors
    Silver Springs Admission
    Seniors (age 55+) $30.99

    Adults and
    Children
    Silver Springs Admission
    Add Wild Waters
    Water Park
    Admission! Both Parks
    Only!*
    General Admission $33.99 $3.00 $36.99
    Children (age 3-10) $24.99 $3.00 $27.99
    Children (age 0-2) Free! Free! Free!


    *COMBO TICKET only available for purchase at the park.
    Prices shown do not include sales tax and are subject to change without notice

    You can pay on-line and print out your tickets

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Aquarium
    • Beaches

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    Wild Waters

    by grandmaR Updated Jul 6, 2005

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    From the car - part of Wild Waters

    This is a water park that is adjacent to Silver Springs. It features a 450,000 gallon wave pool, and eight waterslide flumes including the Twin Twister and a children's play area and volleyball facilities. Picnicking is permitted. Admission is $23.99, and those under 48" tall get in for $20.99. Children under two are free. A family four-pack is $130.00

    Parking is $6.00 additional.

    Open daily 10-6 in June and July, Hours vary in the spring and fall. Not open October to Feb.

    I have not been to the park and think the admission fee is totally out of the range of reasonable.

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    • Theme Park Trips
    • Road Trip
    • Water Sports

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  • silversprings river

    by novw Updated Aug 29, 2003

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    silversprings river

    This is what the park is all about. Millions of gallons of water flowing from the earth to the surface and onward to the ocean.
    And since the water is crystal clear they invented glass bottom boats right here 150 years ago. Float along the river while looking through the bottom of the boat !

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    • Zoo
    • National/State Park

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    Lucky palm tree

    by Katmosphere Written Jun 19, 2005

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    well, the legend goes that if you get your picture taken under this palm tree, good luck will prevail.
    Not that I'm superstitious, but HAD to give it a try...

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    • Birdwatching
    • Theme Park Trips

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    tree for luck

    by dila Written Mar 15, 2003

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    me

    they told us if you are under the tree you get luck. maybe it is just a story. but i like the picture.

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    feeding the alligators

    by dila Written Mar 15, 2003

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    alligators

    the picture is not great but the alligators moved very fast for a piece meat.
    later you can buy so sausages to feed them.

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    birdshow

    by dila Updated Mar 15, 2003

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    small owl

    all kind of birds you see here.
    they have also a place with birds who are saved.( who where in fishing lines or has been shot)
    more pictures on my travelogue.

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    • Birdwatching
    • Family Travel

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