Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa Springs

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#10 of 183 in Nature in Florida
See Florida's animal species in their natural habitat at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. After reaching the visitor center, you can take a scenic boat ride to the center of the park, or opt for a shorter tram ride. The park is dedicated to the preservation of local wildlife, including a variety of birds and smaller animals, as well as bears, deer, otters, alligators, and crocodiles. It is also the center of the renowned manatee preservation program, and these gentle giants are the park’s star residents. See the manatees up close thanks to the underwater observatory. On warm days, you can pet and feed the manatees, but on cold days they stay submerged to preserve their heat. Plan to visit Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park during your Homosassa Springs vacation using our convenient Homosassa Springs online sightseeing planner .
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  • The "zoo" portion was not exciting, but little kids liked it. There were manatees in the river and so that was cool.  more »
  • This was the first time we'd vacationed in Florida in the winter so I was very excited to see manatees. We got there fairly late in the afternoon, around 3pm. I didn't realize the boat didn't run 'til...  more »
  • We were late in Homosassa, but still managed to catch the last mermaid show of the day. It‘s really amazing that the mermaids could swim under water such long, could speak, dance, play ...etc. The kno...  more »

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