SILVER SPRINGS, Fla. (970 WFLA/AP)- One of Florida's oldest tourist attractions has closed down.
Silver Springs will reopen Oct. 1 as a state park. Sunday was its last day under operation by palace entertainment.
The North Florida attraction was famed for its glass bottom boats. It also was plagued by low attendance and pollution that clouded its waters.
The state agreed to accept a $4 million lease buy-out from palace entertainment. The funds will be used to help clean up the pollution and restore the property to its natural condition.