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Things To Do In Cyrstal River

Crystal River Manatee

Swim With The Manatees!

Crystal River is the Manatee capitol of the world! and swimming with these "gentle giants" is an experience like no other. Our crystal clear water and hundreds of natural springs create a perfect backdrop for these amazing animals. Swimming with the Manatees is fun for all ages and a experience you will never forget!


Crystal River was once home to one of the largest Native American settlements in the entire State of Florida. At the Crystal River Archaeological State Park you get a glimpse into the past and learn about the culture and history of these amazing people.  

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Local wine and beer tasting

With over 10,000 square feet Copp Brewery offers a unique experience for everyone.  Accessible brewery, full-service restaurant, two bars, casual seating, private event space, retail shop and a large beer garden.


Homosassa Wildlife Park

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park includes the Wildlife Walk and paved trails for wildlife viewing. The Wildlife Walk consists of elevated boardwalks that are accessible for visitors in wheelchairs or strollers. The boardwalk allows an elevated view into the natural habitats and provides rain shelters along the way.

Unable to survive in the wild for various reasons, the park’s captive wildlife are ambassadors for their species, promoting conservation through education.


Rainbow River

Rainbow River is one of the largest spring systems in the state of Florida! It has miles of crystal clear water and wildlife everywhere you look. its just a short drive from Crystal River and is the perfect getaway for anyone who loves the outdoors. you can tube or kayak down the river or swim/snorkel at the Rainbow Springs State Park.  

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