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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Wakulla Springs offers summer relief

Published July 25, 2015
The spring is 315 feet in diameter with a huge vent that is approximately 82 feet wide, 50 feet high, and 185 feet deep. The vent extends into a group of caves that measures 28.6 miles to date, and is the fourth longest explored aquatic cave system in the world.

It’s just over 20 miles from Tallahassee and in many ways it’s a blast to the past. This is where “Tarzan’s Original Treasure” was filmed in 1941 and “Creature from the Black Lagoon” in 1953. Also, in 1976 both “Airport 77” and “Joe Panther” were shot at the springs. Tourists can still stay in the lodge where actors from those movies hung out after long days.
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