Silver Springs

One mile east of Ocala you will find Silver Springs.  I like to think this is what theme parks used to be like.   Apparently 6 of the original Tarzan films were filmed here!

The best part of the day for me was riding in the glass bottomed boats,  not that there was much to see, clear spring water, fish and weed.  There is also a Jungle Cruise and a Jeep Safari.  There are also animals here – the Big Gator Lagoon, there are Bears and a Florida Panther.  There is a Lost River Voyage to round off your day.

When we visited it was at Thanksgiving and they had just put up the Christmas decorations and lights – this made the day really.

All in all, Silver Springs is ok – it can’t compete with the theme parks in the Orlando area – it isn’t really cheap for what is on offer either but if you are in Ocala for a few days it might be worth a trip.


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