The exact spot where Spanish explorer, Ponce de Leon, took possession of the \"New World\" in the name of the King of Spain, ... More
Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth
The exact spot where Spanish explorer, Ponce de Leon, took possession of the \"New World\" in the name of the King of Spain, this archaeological park contains exhibits which focus on the foundations and artifacts of the first St. Augustine mission and colony. Sites such as the Landmark Spring, the Explorers Globe, and the Navigators' Planetarium are on site.
This place was amazing!!! The Planetarium was very cool. If you taste the water, you might not like it beacause it is mostly sulphur. My friends liked the water but you might not. You should really go there because it is fun and it is educational for kids like me. I relly enjoyed it there.
The experience was very relaxing and informative. I think people feel the need to be "entertained" too much in society. If you love history and want to learn about Florida's past, you must visit! Just standing on the grounds that we have all read in history books is somewhat exciting.
it was fun but it taste awful. i am going back one day. i loved the peeps they were nice to us. i wished i never left i cant remember the name of the fort but i went there to. i am going back A.S.A.P. next time i am going to ride in one of the cariges.
We went even after reading the negative reviews just because visiting the fountain is one of the things you "have" to do in St. Augustine. It was over-priced (IMHO) and the planetarium show was the best snooze we had the whole trip. The grounds were very nice, the best part and may have been redone since some of the earlier reviews. I tasted the water but my husband didn't (he's not one to "have" to do anything!)
My class got into the planetarium. My classmates were talking that just annoyed. I fell asleep in the middle of the show. Near the end, There was a burp, then it ended. I'm glad it ended. Don't even go there. You'll fall asleep like me.
Since we were in the country's "oldest city" a visit to Ponce De' Leon's Fountain of Youth seemed obligatory. The park is well worn around the edges; the staff a little worn in themselves too, but if you have the time to kill, put it on your schedule, preferably at the end of an afternoon of your last day there so you won't be disappointed and have that attitude linger over into the rest of your visit to the area.
The setting is nice. After you taste the Sulphur Water from the spring (admitedly processed for sanitary purposes according to the guide), the other activities seem to be there to justify the existance of the park.
If you're after "old" and "luxury" spend more time at the Flagler College.
Well it's as others say, there's few real sites on the property, I wanted to leave the planet show, and the water was not great...but it's an experience to say "Yeah, I've been there done that"
I liked the gift shop the best, all else takes 5 mins to see, 10 if you walk real slow.
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