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Sawgrass Recreation Park
Type: Parks, Reserves, Tours and Excursions
While most visitors expect the Florida Everglades to be a large swamp crawling with alligators and snakes and reptiles of every kind, they find so much more. This gift of nature is a mosaic made up of... Read More
While most visitors expect the Florida Everglades to be a large swamp crawling with alligators and snakes and reptiles of every kind, they find so much more. This gift of nature is a mosaic made up of many forms of wildlife and birds in their natural habitat. The Sawgrass Recreation Park for a fun way to learn more about the Everglades. Visitors take a narrated airboat tour where the guide points out native flora and fauna. Next is the alligator and reptile exhibit. Then, travel through reconstructed Seminole villages where Indian guides explain tribal customs and history. Finally you'll visit the vanishing species exhibit, which includes birds and a Florida panther. The entire tour lasts about two hours. Afterwards, you may visit the gift shop or cafe for refreshments. Fishing licenses, guides, and boat rentals are also available.
1006 N US Hwy 27
Weston, FL 33327
- Mon-Fri: 7am-6pm
- Sat-Sun: 6:30am-6pm
- Airboat Tour Adult $19.50; Child (4-12) $10; Child (3 and under) Free
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: A true gift to South Florida and a display of nature at its finest just miles from Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
- Best for Attractions near BB&T Center Because: Very popular anytime of the year and an incredible glimpse into unspoiled South Florida outdoors.