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Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, Tarpon Springs

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Visit Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, one of the world's leading natural sponge markets. Since 1890, the sponge harvesting industry had been developing in this small seaside resort. Divers from Greece were brought to the United States, and they would use diving equipment to collect these aquatic animals and prepare them for sale. At the beginning of the 20th century, the resort became known as the Sponge Capital of the World. Today, you can learn about the sponge harvesting industry at the site, hear about its history, and buy sponges to use for bathing, decorating, and cleaning. Using our international travel planner, Tarpon Springs attractions like Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Variety of restaurants and shopping. Cultural location with historical influence. Greek history. Mixed with tourist stops. Could use a boardwalk or another improvement in addition to the sidewalks. Fu...  more »
  • Nice place to walk around and see the history involved with the area. Also a Great place to try Greek cuisine  more »
  • I love going here and make it a point to go everytime i visit my mom in Florida. The docks are amazing as are all the sponges and history of the area. Take one of their many boat excursions and learn ...  more »