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Stop #13: Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

Driving Directions: Travel east on US 98. Cross the bridge over Ochlockonee Bay and continue for 8.4 miles to Panacea. Turn right at the aquarium sign onto Rock Landing Road, then right on Clark Drive (0.3 miles).

Distance and driving time between this and previous stop: 8.4 miles / 10 minutes.


Minimum time: 30 minutes.

Description: Located in the Waterfronts Florida Community of Panacea, the marine Laboratory’s 25,000-gallon saltwater Aquarium has open touch tanks providing visitors a close look at the enormous diversity of Big Bend sea life, from Sand Sharks to Sea Horses.

Other Nearby Destinations: Rock Landing; Big Bend Maritime Center, Woolley Park; Otter Lake Recreation Area; Panacea Mineral Springs; Wakulla County Welcome Center; Bottoms Road.

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