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Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

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Come have an opportunity to see the great West Indian Manatee in the crystal clear springs at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge!
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1502 SE Kings Bay Dr, Crystal River, FL 34429-4661
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Reviewed yesterday

We visit this park every time visiting the Crystal River area. The walk is very nice, the underwater observatory is nice, but the windows are quiet scratched. The boatride from the parking lot to the park is a bonus, beautiful creek and a nice explanation....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DianW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to spend a couple of hours. Get coupons online to save a few bucks. Bring the kids. Liked the Hippo and Cougar displays. Why must the review be 100 words or more? Sometimes you can get your point across in one sentence. This...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rich F
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is work a visit just to see the lovely clear spring water. you park up behind the town hall and are taken to the park by trolley bus. I would recommend going when the weather is cool or cold as you get to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jestersusa2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place. It is beautiful and has a boardwalk around the springs. There were 250 Manatees there the day we were and the springs are so clear we could see them all. I do prefer to swim with the manatees but if you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank fishingforsun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive boardwalk around the springs allowing great views of over 100 manatees. Not only that, numerous migrating birds were seen. Take the trolley from town. It will let you off where you want in town on the way back. They offer mitary and senior disciunts....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank trouthook69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did this snorkel tour with Sea Daddy's dive tour boat. Crew was very knowledgeable and very attentive.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see all of the Manatees that have come into the rivers for the winter. There were literally hundreds of them in the lagoon area and out in crystal river. This is the best time of year to see so many. The boardwalk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Ken H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to swim with the Manatee, spent the afternoon here, nice lay out, saw a Hippo, Manatee and more.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lburgessjr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boardwalks line the waterways to provide excellent viewing of the 3 Sisters Springs, and the adjoining pond.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LaurelJ317
Reviewed 14 January 2019

The entire hike - in and out was less than two miles. There are three ways to get to the observation tower - straight, left or right. We opted for left along side the marsh are. It was the middle of the day and we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Brenda S
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Response from Kim N | Reviewed this property |
$15.00 per adult
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They give you a small discount
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Dennis R
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I am not certain, but they do offer a senior discount.
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