Everglades National Park - Things to Know Before Visiting
40001 State Hwy 9336, Homestead, FL 33034, USA
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About Everglades National Park
Largest tropical wilderness in the United States. The Everglades are a network of wetlands and forests fed by a river flowing 0.25 miles (0.40 km) per day out of Lake Okeechobee, southwest into Florida Bay. The park is the most significant breeding ground for tropical wading birds in North America and contains the largest mangrove ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere.
Attractions Near Everglades National Park
The Fruit and Spice Park is a 37-acre park located in the heart of Redland, Florida and is the only botanical garden of its kind in the United States. The garden features more than 500 different types of international exotic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. Visitors are allowed to sample fallen fruits and can enjoy this place very much.
Coral Castle is an oolite limestone structure created by the Latvian-American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin. The structure comprises numerous megalithic stones, mostly limestone formed from coral, each weighing several tons. It is currently a privately operated tourist attraction.
Monkey Jungle is a 30-acre wildlife park established in 1933 for the exhibition and study of endangered monkeys in semi-natural habitats. It is now a popular tourist attraction in this county. The park has about 500 primates of 18 different species running loose.
This is a zoological park and garden near Miami and is the largest zoo in Florida. Originally established in 1948 at Crandon Park . This is the only tropical zoo in the continental United States.
This is a railroad museum which was located in Miami Dade County which is adjacent to Zoo Miami. It was founded in 1956. The museum was built on the former Naval Air Station Richmond. It is one of three Official State Railroad Museums in Florida. The Museum's train rides allow guests to board vintage trains and get a taste of the past.
70 nautical square miles (240 km²) of adjacent Atlantic Ocean waters. The park is approximately 25 miles in length and extends 3 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. It was the first underwater park in the United States. The primary attractions of the park are the coral reefs (such as Molasses Reef) and their associated marine life.
Where is Everglades National Park
Discover More Attractions in Monroe County, Where Everglades National Park Is Located
Monroe County includes the islands of the Florida Keys. Although 87% of the county's land area is on the mainland, that region is part of the Everglades and is virtually uninhabited. Over 99% of the county's population lives on the Florida Keys.