The Wakulla County Welcome Center in Panacea marks the site of a turn of the Century resort community. In the early 1900s, visitors traveled from across the country, and as far away as Europe, to take in the healing waters of the renowned Panacea Mineral Springs. Step inside the Welcome Center to see pictures of the mule powered tram car that carried travelers to this spot, and other classic photos from the past.
Step outside to the deck overlooking Dickerson Bay and experience the natural world of Wakulla. Enjoy a panoramic view of sky, pine forests, salt marsh and sea. Glimpse a majestic eagle soaring overhead. Watch a stately heron foraging in the shallows. Let the warm Gulf breezes blow your cares away.
The Wakulla County Welcome Center is located on Coastal Highway 98 in the small waterfront community of Panacea, Florida, across from the historic Mineral Springs.
Come on in and get acquainted!
Walk through the doors of the WAKULLA County Welcome Center, and take a fascinating look at local history, art, and discovery education.
Stop in, take time to explore!
Information Center – Obtain maps, and information on where to eat, where to stay, and what to do Educational and History Displays. Learn what makes the environment in Wakulla County unique, and what gives it a special place in America’s history
A visual story of local fishing and crabbing industry. See why the waters of Wakulla County have been the source of delicious seafood for many generations.
Absorb the art of nature as interpreted by various artists.
Step outside for
Bird Watching: see eagles, ospreys, wading birds and warblers.
Panacea Mineral Springs- Explore the historic destination of turn of the century travelers, now a privately- owned park and picnic area.
Future Nature Trail- Hike coastal forests and hardwood hammocks a short distance from the Welcome Center.
Canoe and Kayak Launch Site: After 2004, do more than walk the wild land, paddle !
Whether you live in the area, are just passing through, or taking a family vacation, stop by the Wakulla County Welcome Center in Panacea. It’s a natural!