5656 East Silver Spring Boulevard, Silver Springs, Florida 352-236-2121 Known as “Florida’s Original Theme Park,” 350-acre Silver Springs State Park features world-famous glass bottom boat rides, live animal shows and habitats and beautiful botanical gardens. Silver Springs lies adjacent to Wild Waters Water Park.
Silver Springs State Park is located approximately 60 miles Northwest of Orlando and open daily from 10 PM to 5 PM. Take Interstate 75 North to Exit 352 and follow signs to Silver Springs. For more information about Silver Springs, visit www.floridastateparks.org/silversprings/default.cfm.
RICH'S TRIVIA: Silver Springs is known as "Florida's Original Theme Park." The glass bottom boat was invented here in 1878. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) was filmed at both Silver Springs and Wakulla Springs. The TV show, Sea Hunt, which starred Lloyd Bridges, was filmed at Silver Springs between 1958 and 1961.