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Spongeorama, Tarpon Springs

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  • The film is very good and should be watched, but the rest of it is really a museum. Some of the stuff might have been there for 50 years, however.  more »
  • A nice shop before the entry to the boardwalk. Park all day for $5. Good place for your sponge purchases.  more »
  • Took a ride to Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks for something to do while on vacation. Saw a 3.00 all day parking lot next to Yannis Resturant and pulled in to park. The young man kind. Of hustled me up ab...  more »
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  • This is a great place to learn about and buy real sea sponges. The connected cruise company and restaurant are amazing too. Ask about them too. The employees are very nice and knowledgeable about each connected service also. This store also has little tourist trinkets. The prices are very reasonable.
  • OK, this place isn't for everyone, but if you like quirky, unusual places (and I do) this is cool. This is both a souvenir store - with lots of the sponges for which Tarpon Springs is known - and cheap/overpriced souvenirs. But there is also a free "museum" and movie that explain the history and process of sponge diving in the town. The museum is only marginally informative, but the creepy dioramas (one with a female mannequin losing her hair! designed by Norman Bates?) had my family in stitches! The movie actually was very informative, but it was one of those really old, dated documentaries like the movies kids watched in school in the 1960's, or like the films on Mystery Science Theater 3000 that Tom Servo and Crow make snarky comments throughout. One plus: if it's a hot day, Spongeorama is air-conditioned. A warning: the proprietors will try to hard-sell you on taking a tourist cruise when you leave. Be prepared! I've heard the cruise is decent and some will actually like it, but it is pricy. Weak, easily influenced people will end up signing up for the tour even though they really didn't want to go.
  • Cool sponges. Very awesome goat milk soap for reasonable prices. The boat tour was awesome! Ask for Angelo if he is available. He was fantastic and if you call ahead he might be able to bring the sweetest dog you ever met :)
  • Yes I enjoyed this point I enjoy the sponge Factory the people were at real polite and also I walked by the people ask me if I want to take a boat ride I had a wonderful great experience on the boat captains wonderful we visited Island I buy to put in the shells off the island I had a great experience and a wonderful boat ride anybody to lose in Tarpon Springs or out of the year you should visit the boat SpongeBob Cruise Line because it was excellent experience I had
  • Cute shop with a really interesting video you can sit ann watch about sponging production (in air conditioned little theater). Sponges from all over the world are here as well as other sea worthy items.

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