Silver Springs’ Unveiling at State Park –

The marriage between Florida’s oldest tourist location and the state park system becomes official Tuesday, with Silver Springs featuring something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.

Tuesday’s visitors to the attraction, which is now merged with the adjacent Silver River State Park to form Silver Springs State Park, will recognize some familiar attributes that helped build the site’s reputation over the decades.

Exemplifying the old are the glass-bottomed boats, some version of which have given visitors to Silver Springs a peek at life below the water’s surface since the 1870s.

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