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Silver Springs is a town near Ocala and the Ocala National Forest. It is well known in these parts for its spring water. I was expecting to see springs shooting up from the ground, but they are under the water in a lagoon, and you can only see them from a glass bottom boat...

There are other rides besides the glass bottom boat, I also went on the Lost River ride and the Jeep ride. The River was my favorite. At one point the boat stops at this little place where they care for sick and injured birds. This is one of them.
You will see a lot of wildlife in the form of alligators, birds and turtles.
I learned that the old Tarzand movies were filmed here, as well as Creature from the Black Lagoon, among others.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:great scenery, interesting history, good water wildlife
  • Cons:Eat before you come here. The only thing green that you will find will be relish for your choice of hot dog or hamburger. ewww
  • In a nutshell:great day trip!
  • Last visit to Silver Springs: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jun 5, 2006 at 1:07 PM

    i'll send Scott over with a gas mask....

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    May 12, 2006 at 6:07 AM

    Oh the humanity!!!! No burritos here!!!!! :-)

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    Apr 1, 2006 at 7:25 AM

    I don't know why but it looks so familiar I think Lori & I have been in Silver Springs before ,I'll have to ask her Maybe my brother took as there ? Anyways Katmo ,that whole area is beautiful .Have a nice weekend

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    Mar 26, 2006 at 5:07 PM

    I want to, but I don't have the room for one :(

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    Jan 15, 2006 at 11:56 AM

    My grandmother always told me, never pick a fight with a girl that has numchucks, a sword or feet greater than size 87.

  • mustertal's Profile Photo
    Sep 16, 2005 at 3:46 PM

    I am going to come to the USA sometimes.

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    Aug 14, 2005 at 5:21 PM

    Did you take your paints to Silver Springs ? Do you have anymore paintings we can see ?ones you have here is so very good.

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    Aug 2, 2005 at 8:59 AM

    'The Creature from the Black Lagoon'! So you've met my dear mother-in-law?

  • Stippleeffect's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2005 at 8:12 AM

    Apparently, the glass-bottomed boat was invented here 125 years ago! It's amazing what you can learn from the BBC :)

  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2005 at 5:32 AM

    Hey Kat. That looks soooo serene!! Gorgeous!! Cheers, Ann :o)


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