Thursday, January 9, 2014

Get Wild At Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park

In case you're wondering about some of the things you'll be able to see while you're in Homosassa, I'll be sharing some of the highlights with you, starting with the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park.

Doubling as a wildlife preserve, this park was once home to the t.v. series "Gentle Ben" and is home to a number of rescued Florida wildlife like bald eagles and Florida panthers.  It's about a minute's drive from the Homosassa Riverside Resort and a wonderful half-day trip into the wilder side of Florida.  You might even get to meet "Lucifer", the charismatic hippopotamus that holds court in his own olympic style swimming pool, remembering fond days of his early acting jobs in "Tarzan" films shot in Florida.

This is one of our favorite places in Homosassa - and it has lots of history on display at the main entrance building.  If you do one other thing besides the retreat, be sure to do this!

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