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Everglades National Park, Florida City

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#22 of 184 in Nature in Florida
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A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey. The diversity of plant and animal life here has earned the park recognition as an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance. It's one of only three places in the world to occupy a spot on all three lists. You'll find trails for hiking and biking in drier sections of the Everglades, while canoeing, kayaking, boating, and fishing are popular along the many waterways. December to March is the most popular time to visit due to comfortable temperatures, drier air, and lower mosquito activity. Make Everglades National Park a part of your Florida City vacation plans using our Florida City itinerary builder.
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  • I visited 2 times the Everglades. The first time in December under the Sun and it was fantastic, beautiful ballad, full of animals, very special and not to be missed. The second time in August in the rain with 10 billion of mosquitoes, to be avoided at this time unless you are completely maso...
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  • Lots to see but be prepared with bug spray. Several stops offer short hikes and there are several different ecosystems.  more »
  • Despite an entry of 25 dollars (which are used to maintain the Park), one is amazed at the special nature combining pine forests, wetlands, nature in the best preserved but adapted in some areas to visit and especially the emblem: the alligator. You can do it by car and discover the Park stop areas where everything is perfectly explained. For the more adventurous, walk on foot or bike. Not to be missed if you visit Florida. For our part, we had the chance to see an alligator, prehistoric animal, hunting a fish in the port of flamingo. Unforgettable. NB: Beware of the mosquitos in slot wood.
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  • Had a wonderful time on a Tram Tour. The driver and guide were great. The guide as very knowledgeable. The driver, who also was the wildlife spotter did a great job. Got to see many things, including Alligators, which was our main reason for visiting.
  • We stopped by the Shark Valley Tram Tours and had a great 2 hour tram ride. Our guide was so knowledgeable and made the tour fun and entertaining. We were lucky we saw plenty of wildlife as it had rained just before the tour started. Be sure to take your bug spray the mosquitoes are fierce.
  • Unforgettable experience! From the iconic cypress tree to the interesting wetlands, the landscape is both grand and beautiful at the same time. It feels like I went back to the dream in my childhood!
  • Love this park. Most of it requires a boat of some sort to truly appreciate. Whether a kayak or small skiff there is so much more to see beyond parking lots and drive.
  • I have only entered this park from the water. It is a remarkable place and well worth visiting. Can be reached by car. Flamingo has great facilities with kayak rentals and food and clean restrooms. The park itself is unique it all of the US. The back country of the Florida Keys in the Park is wonderfully beautiful part of Florida Bay with small mangrove islands and turtle grass flats. Beautiful to travel across by boat or kayak. Need a good Map and or gps.

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