Surrounded by 6,000 acres of pristine forest, The Lodge at Wakulla Springs State Park was built in 1937 by Edward Ball. It is one of the most beautiful buildings of its period. The Lodge at Wakulla State Park is designated as a Historic Hotel of America by the National Trust For Historic Preservation. Enjoy fine dining in the Edward Ball dining room serving upscale southern cuisine, or have an ice cream at the world’s longest marble soda fountain. The World’s longest marble bar stands at 70 feet 3 inches and was cut from one single slab of marble. Wakulla Springs State Park and the Lodge at Wakulla State Park were featured in many Hollywood films including Tarzan’s Secret Treasure (1941), Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), Around The World Under The Sea (1966), and Airport 77 (1977). One of the best ways to experience the Wakulla Springs State Park and all of its natural beauty is on a Jungle Cruise River Boat Tour. Join your captain for a 45-55 minute journey down the Wakulla River, hear stories of the past, and see alligators, over 180 species of birds, turtles and occasionally manatees. Hike, bike, kayak, snorkel or even cave dive in the Wakulla springs.
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