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Gainesville, Florida
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park service has done a wonderful job converting this historical, former 1930's zoo into a beautiful combination botanical/ natural garden. Butterflies abound. The water is so clear you can see the spring water "bubbling" up through the sand. Lots of wildlife and birds. Despite the waterfalls being man-made they are impressive and gorgeous with benches and a gazebo to... More 

Thank ckadams2015
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't go too far out of the way for this place but definitely worth the stop if you're already in the area. Bring walking shoes, bug spray, bottled water, swimsuit and towel and you'll be set for a few hours of cheap entertainment.

Thank AdventureUnlimited01
Cumming, Georgia
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple hours here with out four boys 10, 7, 5, 2. The water was quite a shock (even more so to a friend who thought he was jumping into a warm spring! Ha). So the water was cold but what an awesome time! My ten year old thought the snorkeling was awesome (so did I), it was... More 

Thank Louames
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We tubed down the rainbow springs river with our family. Ages 6 to 50 and we loved it. The river is so beautiful and peaceful. Plenty of wild life to see from otters to turtles to birds. My son snorkeled most of the way. The river is very clear. We had a bit of trouble as we were exiting due... More 

Thank Prlywites
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We LOVE staying at state parks and Rainbow Springs just added to the reasons why! It was a beautiful park! It doesn't matter if you had an RV or a tent, the sites were so spacious and very nicely maintained. There was still a good community park feel, but with the right amount of privacy. We love getting to see... More 

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Hudson, Florida
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We have come many times to Rainbow River State Park during the summer, and the place was totally pack of folks wanting to go tubing down the river. So we waited for the Labor Day weekend to make our reservations. Thanks to hurricane Hermine a lot of people didn't come, so we had the place almost to ourselves and a... More 

2 Thank TheBombays
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very nice and clean. Lots of Pokemon stops and Pokemon. You can enjoy a nice walk then go swimming in nice clear water. Get your kids out of the house and enjoy the great out door. Swimming is so much fun .

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very nice place, river has crystal clear water, it is so clear that you can see the bottom of the river and the fish. We did kayaking too, super fun. You can also swim. Cheap to get in. Great for families.

Thank Adriana A
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It was amazing I always go here and always have a great time, it is so beautiful and definitely should be on everyone's bucket list to visit! There is not only swimming but you can kayak/canoe plus you can go on nature walks throughout the whole park!

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Orlando, Florida
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101 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

For a great day you can do both rainbow springs 2 hour tubing and rainbow springs state park. First go to the tubing entrance since it costs $5 to park and then you can bring your receipt to go to the state park for free. The tubing itself costs $15 per person which they give you a tube and drop... More 

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Additional Information about Rainbow Springs State Park

Address: 18185 SW 94th St, Dunnellon, FL
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Dunnellon
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Rainbow Springs State Park Hotel Dunnellon
Rainbow Springs State Park Dunnellon, Florida
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“**I'm rating the actual Rainbow Springs not a Hotel - Trip Advisers this is confusing!”
 of 5 bubbles ckadams2015, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Shady sites are on the east side of the campground”
 of 5 bubbles P4310GIjonathanh, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Pick a site from 1-43 for shade.”
 of 5 bubbles 139edc, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“tent sites #57-60 are tree shaded & screened from each other by vegetation w/ only 3 parking spaces.”
 of 5 bubbles OkieDukie, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“60, 51, 59 but make sure you have good neighbors Bc they can make or break your experience entirely.”
 of 5 bubbles 26jennifere, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
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