TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Silver Springs, one of Florida's oldest tourist attractions, is going out of business and will become a state park.
The north Florida attraction, famed for its glass bottom boats, has been plagued by low attendance and pollution, which has clouded its once-clear waters.
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Wednesday agreed to accept a $4 million lease buy-out from Palace Entertainment.
For years, visitors have flocked to Silver Springs to ride the glass bottom boats that showcase the spring's crystal clear waters. But the once sparkling waters are now clouded with thick, brown algae, which environmentalists say is coming…
The buy-out funds will be used to help clean up the pollution and restore the property to its natural condition.
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