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Orlando Wetlands Park, Florida
(4.7/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • WOW. This place was fabulous. We were just driving and my husband noticed a sign and we stopped. Had no idea how large this place was. You can walk the miles and miles of trails or take a free tram ri...  more »
  • This is an amazing park that was man made and created to treat water. It is now open year round (used to be closed Nov - Jan). There is very little shade so be prepared. There are bathrooms and water ...  more »
  • I got up early yesterday to bring my mother-in-law (67), son-in-law (24), and my two sons (16 and 9) out for a walk in a natural setting. We were amazed by the abundance of wildlife. The number of bir...  more »
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  • This nature preserve is a wonderful place to explore and is a close drive from Orlando. There are many miles to hike or bike, and they also offer free tours on large electric golf carts. There are numerous forms of wildlife to observe, but BEWARE this is a WILD preserve and there are alligators that make their home here. KEEP a close eye out for them and your company while exploring this area.
  • Wow. This was well worth visiting. Imagine... a free site in Orlando. It's hard to believe, but this wetland/preserve is absolutely free. You'll get to see lots of wildlife, especially different birds... herons and the like. There's a short path (about 15 minutes) that goes directly through the palm woods. You'll feel like you're walking through a jungle. It takes you to an observation deck where you can watch the birds. There are many other, longer trails as well. Unfortunately, we didn't see any alligators during our trip. We had hoped to, but it was a very hot (90 degree) day. I would highly recommend bringing a hat, water, sunscreen and the like if you intend to do any serious hiking as the trails are long and it can get quite warm. If you're in or near Orlando, skip some of the high cost theme parks and attractions and spend some time seeing Florida's real wildlife. The greatest thing is that it won't set you back any money.
  • I love going to this place it's clean peaceful and staff is gracious. I bring a picnic lunch and then we go on the trolley ride its about a hour the best part. Yep bring hat and water it is worth it and my favorite word its Free
  • Always a favorite stop of my husband and I, the Orlando Wetlands consists of miles of dirt trails through scrub or around the bodies of water. On several occasions, while taking the trail to the left through the scrub, we have seen families of deer, a variety of species of birds (my husband says it’s a birder’s paradise!), and an armadillo. Along the right trails that circle around the water we will always see more birds, alligators, and turtles. No matter which way we go, there are tracks; raccoons, large cat prints, and so many more! I do recommend shoes, though… There are shells mixed into the sand, and one time, while not in closed-toed shoes, I was bit by a spider. The public restrooms at the entrance are next to a large pavilion with picnic tables and both are well-maintained. There is also a small one-room education center adjacent to the dirt parking lot.
  • Lied it great place but it's alot of walking around lots of wildlife gators softshell Turtles bird viewing coyote raccoon snake deer bear lots more and it's free