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Silver Springs

Silver Springs is a hidden treasure in north central Florida that is usually missed by most tourists. It is located near Ocala, Florida just 75 miles (120 km) north of Orlando. Located at the headwaters of the Silver river, the springs gush nearly 550 million gallons (over 2,000 million liters) of crystal clear water every day creating the largest natural artesian spring formation in the world.

The waters of Silver Springs and the nearby Silver River are so transparent that this has become a favorite location for the filming of underwater scenes in many movies and television shows.

You can visit Silver Springs and view the underwater creatures in a glass-bottomed boat, take a jungle cruise, visit the wildlife park, petting zoo and alligator farm. You can stroll through the botanical gardens, watch an animal show and listen to a concert.

Opening Times

The park is open daily 10:00am through till 5:00pm.

Tips for Guests

This is a full days excursion. Start early and expect to get home late. There's everything to see and do at Silver Springs - so plan ahead.

We strongly recommend that guests visit the Silver Springs web site and have a good look around to see what events are planned for the time of your trip.

Many families that go to Silver Springs let the kids go into the Wild Waters park within, while the parents and adults go around the more genteel Silver Springs nature park.


Silver Springs is a 90 mile journey - so it may not be 1st on the list of favorites to visit. Take the I-4 to I-75, then take exit 69 off I-75 and you're there.


Ample parking is provided at a nominal fee.

Contact Details

Silver Springs
5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd
Silver Springs, FL. 34488

Tel: (352) 236-2121