Silver Springs is a 350
acre nature theme park that surrounds the
headwaters of the stunning Silver River,
the largest artesian spring formation in
the world. It is situated 90 miles north
of Orlando, just east of Ocala, Florida.
Here you can view the underground
springs from famed glass-bottom boats, where
you'll see fish, shellfish, turtles and
alligators in water that's up to 80 feet
deep and 99.8% pure.
Walk the gorgeous grounds
and experience the natural habitats of Florida's
largest alligators, rare bears and panthers,
Kritter Korral petting zoo, plus an amusing
variety of wildlife shows from Birds of
Prey to snakes and reptiles.
There are rides and exhibits for all ages in
a natural setting of spectacular beauty. No matter
what your age, there are abundance of rides and
attractions at Silver Springs like Disney world
that will make you express amusement, fill you with
speculate, and provide a peep into what life was
like here more than 10,000 years ago.
Just as they did then, the
springs pump out 550 million gallons of
sparkling-clear water a day-enough to supply
the whole city of New York.
Surrounding the springs
is an amazing diversity of animals and nature
you simply won't find anywhere else.
Come and discover the dazzling
prettiness of Florida in its natural state.
Glass Bottom Boats offer
passengers a supreme view of underwater
life in the 99.8% pure waters of the Silver
River. The cruises will take you on a charming
tour of the seven major spring formations
at the headwaters.
One spring, Fish Reception Hall, is home to dozens
of sort of fish as well as alligators, clams, crawfish,
shrimp, snails and six different kinds of turtles,
all amidst the backdrop of little fossilized shells
from 70 million years ago.
Peek through the glass and clear water for sights
that only a scuba diver could have. You'll be contentedly
seated, and roofed from the sun and weather. One
has to buy attraction tickets to enjoy all these.
Multiple shopping alternatives are accessible
at the Springside Mall in Silver Springs-from souvenir
tee shirts and jungle clothing to gifts from the