Silver Springs is in Marion County, Florida
is the largest spring formation in the world producing
nearly 550 million gallons of crystal-clear water daily.
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forms the headwaters of the Silver River, which empties
into the Oklawaha River, a part of the St. Johns River
In Silver Springs evidence of prehistoric animals goes
back more than a million years; traces of man a mere
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Tourists began visiting Silver Springs several years after
the American Civil War. In the 1870s, the invention at Silver
Springs of the "glass
bottom boat" gave visitors a spectacular and unique
view of the springs. Silver Springs gained national attention
through journals and guidebooks, and became Florida’s
first tourist attraction with early visitors arriving by
stagecoach and steamboat. Former President Ulysses S. Grant
visited the area in 1880. Other Presidents to visit the
Springs included Calvin Coolidge in the 1920s.
of all ages enjoy the 350-acre nature theme park at
The park’s world famous Glass- Bottom boats offer
a window to the underwater life and magnificent formation
where you’ll see fish, shellfish, turtles, and
alligators in water that’s up to 80 feet deep and
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Walk the beautiful grounds and view Florida’s
wildlife as well as more exotic environments and the
wild animals that inhibit them.
At every turn are exciting and educational experiences,
from Florida’s largest alligator to long necked giraffe.
Visitors may see the Panther Prowl that offers guests the
opportunity to see the rare Florida Panther and its close
relative, the western cougar in one natural habitat; the World
of Bears, the largest bear exhibit in the world; Kritter Korral
petting zoo; plus an entertaining variety of wildlife whose
from Birds of Prey to snakes and reptiles. To visit
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are rides and exhibits for all ages in a natural setting of