Silver Springs is a group of artesian springs that feed into the Silver River in Marion County, Florida. It is the largest artesian spring in the world and the site of the oldest commercial tourist attraction in Florida. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019. Its main features are the glass-bottom boat tours on the river, which have operated there, in various forms, since 1878. Long privately owned and operated, the springs area was formerly the site of a small amusement park, Silver Springs Nature Theme Park.
Developed in the late 19th century, the springs became a tourist destination for Northerners. It changed hands several times over the years, with various operators introducing boat rides and building related attractions of varying scientific and entertainment quality.
Official website http://www.silversprings.com/
Phone +1 352 236 2121
Address 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL 34488, USA
Coordinates 29°13'4.179" N -82°3'19.783" E