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4 Reasons Visiting Sawgrass Recreation Park is a Must

When visiting Florida or learning about the area that you call home, going to Sawgrass Recreation Park is a must! The staff is incredible, as they are both knowledgeable and personable. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! They are happy to answer them in order to help you learn about the incredible atmosphere of the Everglades and its importance. In addition to hosting many different animals and being the prime water source for those in the Florida area, the Everglades is a great place to learn about nature and how animals and vegetation react in their natural environments.

1.  Different Airboat Tours For Your Schedule

There are different tours available around the clock for you to learn about the creatures that call Florida home, so you can learn about them while actually seeing them up close. For those that are looking for an adrenaline rush, our alligator exhibit will be a certain stop! At this location, you will be able to get up close with a baby alligator, and even hold it if you are brave enough! The black panther and Florida leopard are also at the park, among many other displays that will be sure to awe those that come to see them.

2.  A Place To Eat That’s Actually Real Food (Not Just Convenience Store Stuff)

While viewing the different animals may be your top priority, eating is important too! That’s why we have an everglades restaurant where you can get a real meal.   In addition, there are multiple picnic areas throughout the park when you are ready to take a break and recharge for the next part of your adventure in the park. The tables are strategically set up, and the shade of the trees will cool you off a bit as you get ready to head to the next exhibit. Or, camp out if you prefer to spend more time!

3.  A Location That’s Close To Everything

For those that live in the area, Sawgrass Recreation Park is an ideal place to host a birthday party or event. What would be better than going on an adventure through the Everglades with your friends, and seeing the land at work and the animals that thrive there? Your guests will be entertained, and you will be just as excited as you make your way through the park and see what it has to offer.

4.  Night Airboat Rides Make For A Magical Evening

Night owls will also be happy to know that they are now offering night time airboat rides at later times! This will give you the opportunity to see the animals as they wind down, or get up for the night! They typically act differently at various times during the day, and this tour will allow you to see for yourself! Perhaps they will be feeding or finding a place to call home for the night while evading predators in the area. Experience nighttime airboat rides in a private party to view the magic of the ecosystem at work.

Sawgrass Recreation Park is a one-stop shop to entertain and educate people of all ages. Let it be a destination on your next vacation or family adventure and you will not be disappointed. You may even decide to go back, as you never know what animals will pop up next! For your planning convenience, the park is open daily and is located less than a half hour from the center of Fort Lauderdale.

After visiting the park, those who have gone have a new appreciated for the Everglades. Of course, they knew it was important before. Now, they know just how important. The various plants and animals are of a different magnitude than expected. The vitality of the source is more apparent. Learning about something in a textbook or online is much different than actually taking time out of your busy schedule to experience it. The experience is everything when it comes to the Everglades, and visiting the area will truly complete your Florida experience.

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