Things to do in CRYSTAL RIVER with kids

Florida is a state of pristine beaches (800 miles to be exact!), beaming sun and quite possibly the theme park state of the country!

The incredibly HUGE Orlando based Walt Disney World, iconic Winter Haven Leogland and the very cool Cape Coral Sunsplash Waterpark  (just to name a few!) - are all ready to welcome your thrill-seeking family!

However, Florida also has some other really cool features that you just might not know about.  You can take a trip to the Florida Everglades which is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist (pretty cool huh?!)   Get up close and personal with some of the worlds most beautiful animals at the Lowry Park Zoo, or even step back into Florida’s history at Key West’s Hemingway Home and Museum. 

If you didn’t think it could get any better, there are also a number of great FREE activities such as the Jacksonville Maritime Museum, and…keep calm…chocolate factory tours in Daytona Beach!  Yum!

Oh, and don’t forget your sunscreen - after all, it is the Sunshine State!

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  • Swim With Manatees

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    Crystal River

    Make this vacation the most memorable ever for the entire family. Come swim with our gentle giants, the manatees. This will be one of the most exciting things you have ever done. Our staff biologist ...

  • Crystal River Preserve

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    (3 miles) Crystal River

    The Crystal River Preserve State Park is truly a unique area on Florida's Gulf Coast. The park is in between temperate and sub-tropical climate zones, which allows for different communities to grow ...

  • Homosassa Wildlife Park

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    (7 miles) Homosassa

    Showcasing native Florida wildlife, including an underwater manatee observatory, plus a children's hands on education centre, daily encounter programs and a boat tour is included in your admission.

  • Fort Cooper State Park

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    (19 miles) Inverness

    The sparkling waters of Lake Holathlikaha were a welcome sight to sick and wounded soldiers during the Second Seminole War. In 1836, the First Georgia Battalion of Volunteers built a stockade for the ...

  • Pine Island Park and Beach

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    (23 miles) Weeki Wachee

    Simply beach swimming and parkland, with a playground and volleyball net. Ideal for a traditional family beach day!

  • Petting Zoo Ocala

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    (26 miles) Ocala

    Petting zoo for all ages. exotic animals and farm animals. Pony rides. Picnic area. Birthday parties. Bounce house. Camel rides.

  • Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

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    (27 miles) Spring Hill

    Amazing fun with this state park featuring Florida's only spring-fed waterpark, with thrill rides, beach sports, a kiddie pool, mermaid and animal shows, cruises and canoeing!

  • Fun Zone

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    (32 miles) Spring Hill

    Active, affordable family fun with activities such as mini-golf, games arcade, batting cages, and perfect for birthday parties.

  • Bounce Party

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    (35 miles) Hudson

    9,000 square feet of inflatable fun from slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and more besides.

  • Silver Springs

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    (39 miles) Silver Springs

    Silver Springs is a 350 acre nature theme park that surrounds the headwaters of the beautiful Silver River, the largest artesian spring formation in the world. Located 90 miles north of Orlando, just ...

  • Wild Waters

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    (39 miles) Ocala

    Florida water fun at Wild Waters, with water attractions for all ages. From slides to wave pools, cool off in The Sunshine State!

  • Giraffe Ranch

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    (40 miles) Dade City

    45 minutes north of Tampa is 47 rolling acres of countryside teeming with wildlife that kids can play with, feed, look at, and even ride! This wildlife preserve offers intimate safari expeditions for ...

  • Dade City's Wild Things

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    (44 miles) Dade City

    Embark on an adventure that will take you closer to amazing animals than ever before, with 22 acres of Florida animal fun!

  • Monster Mini Golf Richey

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    (46 miles) New Port Richey

    An exciting indoor monster themed glow in the dark miniature golf experience!

  • Yellow Jacket RV Resort

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    (46 miles) Yellow Jacket

    Yellow Jacket RV Resort is an oasis, bordered by the river and surrounded by thousands of acres of wildlife refuge.

  • Suwannee River Hideaway

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    (51 miles) Old Town

    A family friendly RV Park located on the Suwannee River, with great outdoor activities, RV/tent sites and a pool - in beautiful Florida!

  • Old McMickys Farm

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    (51 miles) Odessa

    Farm fun in Florida with maze hay rides, animals, pony rides, cow milking - a great spot for birthday parties too! Guided tours only.

  • Fanning Springs State Park

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    (52 miles) Fanning Springs

    Located on the Suwannee River, this inviting source of cool, clear water has attracted people for thousands of years. Great idea if you are looking for fun places to go with kids in Florida

  • WaterPlay At Zephyr Park

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    (53 miles) Zephyrhills

    A FREE entry 7,000-square-foot water playground with fun water features including jets and cannons!

  • Tarpon Springs Aquarium

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    (53 miles) Tarpon Springs

    Journey into the world under the ocean with this spectacular living reef.

  • Colt Creek

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    (53 miles) Lakeland

    This 5067 acre park nestled within the Green Swamp Wilderness Area and named after one of the tributaries that flows through the property was opened to the public on January 20, 2007. For over 60 ...

  • Replay Amusement Museum

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    (53 miles) Tarpon Springs

    Visit the WORLDS biggest pinball machine at this fun Florida museum, with over 100 pinball games, and amusements from history. No quarters needed here!

  • Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum

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    (53 miles) Tarpon Springs

    The history of Tarpon Springs is ready to be explored at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum. Fascinating and educational experience for the whole family

  • Gainesville Rock Gym

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    (54 miles) Gainesville

    The Gainesville Rock Gym offers indoor rock climbing for all ages. We have a family friendly atmosphere and plenty of climbing to entertain your for hours.

  • The Teaching Zoo

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    (55 miles) Gainesville

    The Teaching Zoo is operated as a part of Santa Fe Colleges Zoo Animal Technology Program; it is the premier wild animal technology program in the United States. Supervised by the professional staff ...

  • Hillsborough River State Park

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    (56 miles) North Thonotosassa

    Opened in 1938 as one of Floridas first state parks, this park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsborough River. Fort Foster, a replica of an 1837 fort from the Second Seminole War, is located on ...

  • Gator Freds Fun and Party Center

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    (57 miles) Tampa

    A spectacular kid-size interactive "town" in Tampa, with huge inflatables, and plenty of colorful classic features to entertain and exhaust kids of all ages!

  • Rolling Video Games of Tampa

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    (57 miles) Tampa

    Video Game Party. It is a game truck trailer with FOUR widescreen high-def TVs that cover the walls in front of custom stadium seats with built-in vibration motors synched to the on-screen action ...

  • Jump N Joeys

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    (57 miles) Clermont

    This climate controlled play zone offers a large selection of obstacle courses, giant slides and jumpers that provide endless fun for children of all ages. They offer a separate toddler area with ...

  • Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

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    (58 miles) Clermont

    Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness ...

  • Pump It Up Tampa

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    (58 miles) Tampa

    Great open play for active kids in Tampa, with inflatables and fun family events!

  • Lettuce Lake Regional Park

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    (59 miles) Tampa

    A nature filled day out for the family with wooded picnic areas and a playground, canoeing and kayaking, as well as a host of wildlife.

  • Museum of Science and Industry

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    (60 miles) Tampa

    A science-tastic day out for kids under 12 where they can play, interact, learn and understand science and the world around them. Perfect for the whole family in the countries largest kids science ...

  • Anclote Key Preserve State Park

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    (60 miles) Dunedin

    Blue-green Gulf waters lap gently along the preserve��s beautiful four-mile-long beach. Located three miles off the coast of Tarpon Springs, this park is accessible only by private boat. Visitors ...

  • Jungle Adventures Nature Park and Zoo

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    (60 miles) Christmas

    Real Florida...as Real as it Gets! Jungle Adventures Nature Park & Zoo is the natural habitat jungle home of our famous 200 foot long roadside wonder, Swampy, the World's Largest Alligator. Come and ...