CITRUS COUNTY has a wealth of fun travel options. Among our favorites is the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park located about 90 minutes north of Tampa on US19. The park has numerous options for seeing Florida’s bounty of wildlife. Birds are in a giant natural setting. A short pontoon ride takes you into the wild.
At the springs, manatees frolic as you observe from a bubble under the water! You see snook and redfish in their natural setting. This state facility is a must-see for people who want to experience Florida’s forests, marshes and streams. The park offers guided tours and information about various animals and feeding opportunities.
After your visit, just a few miles down the road from the park is The Monkey Bar featuring an island with four monkeys
entertaining you while sipping your favorite cocktail. Skip the food at the Monkey Bar and go across the river to Crumps Landing. If you like tiki bars, Crump’s is one of the largest you will ever find! Food is reasonable and there is plenty of activity on the water and entertainment in the afternoons.
Homosassa Springs is about an hour-and-a-half day trip from Tampa or Clearwater, Florida. And a two-hour day trip from Orlando. Just about 20 minutes north is Crystal River, another great day trip.
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