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Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

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Rehabilation center for injured animals, with a broad selection of birds and reptiles, including the manatee.
4150 S Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa Springs, FL 34446-1168
+1 352-628-5343
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They have informational programs several times a day. Plaques are near each animal or bird to give you additional information

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fun, family oriented zoo like atmosphere. You can either take the trolley to main entrance, or choose the flat boat that cruises around the small circle waterway and drops you off on the other side. I personally enjoyed the calming boat ride. Saw turtles, and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ddpuddles
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to just stroll along and admire the animals. No hustle or bustle along. Just relax and enjoy each and every animal. Take as long as you want, nobody is pushing you along. It's a nice relaxing walk thru the park. Learn about and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a fun place to see manatees (especially for our grandsons who never saw one) and loved all the fish, giant hippo, etc. We all enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend it!!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank marjell826
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a place the entire family will enjoy. We took our 10 and 12 year old grandsons for a day of fun and education. They loved it. There are different animals, birds and mammals for them to see and learn about. The park has...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank CDRFLA60
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The hippo is a leftover from the Park's previous existence as an exotic animal tourist trap. Now it is a very good place to see Florida wildlife, some of it very up close. Some of the wildlife is confined - these are the injured animals...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JStatler71
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have come to this park twice in the last two years. It is just "wild" enough to feel like it's not a zoo. The animals are well tended to, and have beautiful natural enclosures. The Homosassa river provides natural water source for many animals....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Janet G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ellie Shiller Park is always fantastic in every way. Today was no exception! Loveliest, well-maintained property, healthy animals, excellent accessibility, knowledgeable rangers eager to share information, science, docent talks, covered, shaded picnic area ... what more can be said? Pepper Creek boat ride, tram ride...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge hippopotamus.....Lu, 59 years old.....wish he was more mobile for better observation. Was on a group visit and wished we could have spent more time in the park.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dreamer251376
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the wildlife park; it was much larger than I expected and specialized in indigenous Florida critters and a 57-year old hippo.

Date of experience: January 2019
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