Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa Springs

(4.6/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange to visit Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and other attractions in Homosassa Springs using our Homosassa Springs itinerary builder.
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  • We loved this place! We were able to see manatee, hippo and alligators. We only had 30 minutes since we got there so late but what we saw, we thoroughly enjoyed. The big underground fish tank was so i...  more »
  • I loved visiting this park. First and foremost, it's located in a very beautiful and special place - a spring in a cove, with amazing clear blue-green water, naturally full of wildlife (birds, manatee...  more »
  • This was a nice clean little park. Not really like a zoo but a nice walk through it. Animals are in cages but in natural habitat through the park. It was a nice peaceful day for $13.00 and educational...  more »