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Fountain of Youth in Florida

An October 2002 trip to North Port by Tolik

Warm Mineral Springs  Photo, North Port, Florida More Photos
Quote: The Warm Mineral Springs is the only mineral spring resort in Florida. Its water has more mineral content than any spring in the USA (even more than the Hot Springs in Arkansas). My wife and I visited the popular resort twice.

Fountain of Youth in Florida

Overview

Warm Mineral Springs  Photo, North Port, Florida
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South Florida scenic beauty and warm mineral water are the lures here. While in Florida, we heard many times about the Warm Mineral Springs – Florida’s best-kept secret - and in October 2002 decided to get our own opinion. And we found that stepping into the Springs is like stepping back into an unhurried era and rediscovering the lost art of relaxing. As Benjamin Franklin put it "We will only know the worth of water when the well is dry" (he did not mean the Warm Mineral Springs of course). Quick Tips: The town became famous worldwide because of the mineral springs. Over nine million gallons of warm water a day come to the surface of the lake everyday revitalizing those ...Read More

Warm Mineral Springs

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Attraction | "The Magic of the Water"

Warm Mineral Springs Photo, North Port, Florida
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We all know that water is the most important liquid in the world. Water contains various minerals - some are good for your health, others less so. Unfortunatelly the ability of the body to absorb them from the water is not exactly good. But even if only part of these essential minerals can be absorbed, you will probably benefit from them. The Springs is a sinkhole. But not a regular one, common in Florida. It is a hour-glass shaped, water-filled sinkhole. Warm Mineral Springs around the sinkhole-lake has been in operation as an international day spa since 1946. Recently they started to build so-called Vacation Village east of the lake; one day you will be able to stay there. Meanwhile, th...Read More

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Warm Mineral Springs
12200 San Servando Avenue
North Port, Florida
(941) 426-1692

Warm Mineral Springs

Attraction | "The Source"

Warm Mineral Springs Photo, North Port, Florida
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Today the Warm Mineral Springs is the International Spa, Resort and Wellness Institute. In spite of long title, the resort offers an unpretentious and uncomplicated atmosphere. Even the town where the resort resides lost its name – it used to call Warm Mineral Springs but it is part of North Port now. Stepping into the Spring is like stepping back into an unhurried era and rediscovering the lost art of relaxing. Over nine million gallons of warm water a day still come to the surface everyday revitalizing those who soak in and drink from these legendary springs. Here you can enjoy a relaxing dip while looking at the majestic tropical scenery around you. Even if you enter the waters with no...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 29, 2004

Warm Mineral Springs
12200 San Servando Avenue
North Port, Florida
(941) 426-1692

Warm Mineral Springs

Attraction | "What’s in the Water"

Warm Mineral Springs Photo, North Port, Florida
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More than 76,000 guests visit the Springs annually. For thousands of visitors the Warm Mineral Springs truly is the Fountain of Youth. The Indians knew about this place millennia ago. Many Americans and Europeans alike have been coming to the Warm Mineral Springs, year after year, for "the cure". Believers to the healing powers of the Springs say that the highly mineralized waters help ease back pain, gastrointestinal illness, skin disease, arthritis pain and most of all relieves their stress. The content is predominantly chloride, but there are significant quantities of sodium, calcium sulfate, magnesium bicarbonate, potassium sulfate, calcium bicarbonate, and magnesium...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 29, 2004

Warm Mineral Springs
12200 San Servando Avenue
North Port, Florida
(941) 426-1692

Warm Mineral Springs

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Attraction | "History of the Springs"

Warm Mineral Springs Photo, North Port, Florida
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Through the hundreds of years, Warm Mineral Springs have been steeped in myth and legend. Historians claim that the Springs was the spot Ponce de Leon searched for - the Fountain of Youth. The guy could not find it during his lifetime but a street in the town bears his name – can we add it to his account? Long before the early native peoples gathered at these ancient springs, the waters have been steadily flowing to the surface. The water contains no dissolved oxygen, except at a layer 20 feet thick at the surface, where some small fish manage to live. As a result anything organic that gets into the Springs will stay on the bottom forever. Today a cone of debris at the b...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 29, 2004

Warm Mineral Springs
12200 San Servando Avenue
North Port, Florida
(941) 426-1692