Fountain of Youth Water.

Fountain of Youth Water

St. Augustine, Florida

No visit to the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine, Floria, is complete without drinking some of its magical water, but the Fountain itself -- a genuine natural spring -- only provides small sips to visitors out of tiny plastic cups. The only way to get real rejuvenating mouthful is to buy a bottle of it in the gift shop. Visitors are warned not to let any of the precious water escape down the drain.

For reasons that probably thread some arcane legal loophole, purchasers are reminded that they aren't buying Fountain of Youth water; they're buying an empty Fountain of Youth bottle, which can then be filled with the water "for free." Glass, however, isn't free; since we took this photo, the price has gone up to five bucks a bottle. And visitors are limited to 12 bottles, possibly to keep them above the safe drinking age for age-reducing water.

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Fountain of Youth

Address:
11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine, FL
Directions:
North side of downtown. From FL-A1A turn east onto Williams St. at the Fountain of Youth sign and arch. Drive three blocks to the entrance, straight ahead. , at the corner of Williams St. and Magnolia Ave.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
904-829-3168
Admission:
Adults $18.
RA Rates:
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