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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.
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
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.
5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd
Silver Springs, FL. 34488
Tel: (352) 236-2121