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SOUTH FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS

Airboats, airplanes, alligators, animals, beaches, boats, bets, bingo, catamarans, crocodiles, Corkscrew Swamp and zoological parks... South Florida is a vacation playground, and you will find an endless assortment of activities that are fun for everyone.

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Everglades Area Tours - Guided Kayak and Canoe Eco-tours, bicycle tours, hiking tours, guided fishing trips, powerboat eco-tours, airplane and airboat tours of the Everglades and 10,000 area, Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve and Fakahatchee Strand.

MIAMI AREA ATTRACTIONS:

Bayside Marketplace -
401 Biscayne Boulevard. 577-3344

Coral Castle -
28655 S Dixie Hwy(Homestead Area) 248-6344 Fairchild Tropical Garden - 10901 Old Cutler Rd. 667-1651
Metro Zoo -
12400 SW 152 St. 251-0400

Miccosukee Indian Village
30 miles W. on Tamiami Trail. 223-8380

Monkey Jungle -
14805 SW 216 St. 235-1611

Parrot Jungle & Gardens -
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail. 1-305-400-7228

Seaquarium -
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne. 1-305-361-5705

Spanish Monastery -
16711 W Dixie Hwy, N. Miami Beach. 945-1461

Viscaya Museum & Gardens -
3251 S. Miami Ave. 579-2813

Pari-mutuels:

Flagler Greyhound Track - 401 NW 38th Court, Miami. 305-649-3000

Gulfstream Park.- 901 South Federal Hwy. Hallandale. 944-1242

Miami Jai-Alai - 3500 NW 37th Avenue, Miami. 305-633-6400

NAPLES - MARCO ISLAND - EVERGLADES AREA ATTRACTIONS:

Seminole Indian Casino - Casino Gaming - 506 S. First St., Immokolee 800-218-0007
Las Vegas style fun at the Seminole Indian Casino. High stakes bingo, live action poker, featuring 7 card stud, 5 card stud, and frequent tournaments, and high paying video gaming machines. Special dining deals, cocktail lounge, and nightly entertainment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 40 miles east of Naples. Free transportation from Naples, Marco and Bonita.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary - Sanctuary Road, 18 miles east of I-75 239-348-9151
In 1954, the National Audubon Society bought 22 square miles of wetlands including the last stand of old growth cypress in North America. A 2 mile boardwalk snakes through towering cypress, sawgrass prairie, and lettuce lakes. You'll often see alligators, turtles, and many types of birds in their natural habitat. A unique opportunity to experience Florida as it was thousands of years ago.

Wooten's Everglades Airboat Tours - Airboat/Swamp Tours - Ochopee 800-282-2781
Airboat tours, swamp buggy rides, and alligator farm. Wooten's is the original airboat ride (1951), offering air boat and swamp buggy tours through the Everglades on the family's private reserve. Wooten's alligator farm features hundreds of alligators, crocodiles, venomous snakes, and a family of rare Florida panthers. Gift shop and snacks. 35 miles east of Naples on historic Tamiami Trail.

Naples Trolley Tours - Sightseeing & Transportation Stops throughout Naples 239-598-1050
See the best of Naples on board this fully narrated open-air Trolley tour, covering over 100 points of interest - shopping areas, Old Naples, beaches, and more. Stop along the way as often as you like to shop, dine, or stroll the neighborhoods, then re-board the trolley to continue your tour for one low fare. Serves all the major hotels.

Caribbean Gardens - Zoological Park 1590 Goodlette Road N., Naples 239-262-5409
The Tetzlaf family's 52 acre botanical garden with forest walks leading to animal exhibits and shows featuring endangered Everglades panthers, rare albino tigers, gazelles, lions, kangaroos, alligators, and more. New Safari Canyon adds wildlife footage and graphics on video monitors to animal demonstrations. Primate Exhibition Cruise, Scales and Tails Show for kids, gift shop and more.

Cool Beans Cruises
Set Sail Onboard "Cool Beans" or "Cool Beans II" - Two - 35 Ft. Catamarans, and Have the Time of Your Life!

Specializing in small groups of up to 6 guests per boat, you can escape from the crowds for a Personalized 3 Hour Day Sightseeing or a 2.5 Hour Champagne Sunset Cruise in the beautiful pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. See Naples and Marco Island the way they are meant to be seen, By Water!

Dolphin Explorer - Based in Naples and Marco Island Florida - the finest eco-tour in Southwest Florida - we see dolphin every day!

FLORIDA KEYS AREA ATTRACTIONS:

Key West National Wildlife Refuge
Key West National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt as a preserve and breeding ground for native birds and other wildlife. This refuge was the first established in the Florida Keys and one of the earliest refuges in the United States. The refuge encompasses more than 200,000 acres with only 2,000 acres of land. The area is home to more than 250 species of birds and is important for sea turtle nesting. The islands are predominately mangrove with a few beaches and salt ponds........read more about Key West National Wildlife Refuge on Big Pine Key near Key West Florida >>

National Key Deer Refuge National Wildlife Refuge
The National Key Deer Refuge was established in 1957 to protect and preserve Key deer and other wildlife resources in the Florida Keys. The refuge is located in the lower Florida Keys and currently consists of approximately 9,200 acres of land that includes pine rockland forests, tropical hardwood hammocks, freshwater wetlands, salt marsh wetlands, and mangrove forests. These natural communities are critical habitat for hundreds of endemic and migratory species including 17 federally-listed species such as Key deer, lower Keys marsh rabbit, and silver rice rat. ...read more about Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge on Big Pine Key near Key West Florida >>

Dry Tortugas National Park
This 16-acre Key is dominated by the imposing form of Fort Jefferson, which takes up 11 acres of the land on the island. Allow at least an hour to explore this majestic structure. Known as the Gibraltar of the Gulf, or America's Devil's Island, the fort boasts 8-foot thick walls rising 50 feet into the air. 2000 arches support 3 tiers of gun emplacements for 450 guns. Part of a plan originally proposed by Thomas Jefferson to prevent coastal attacks, engineer Simon Bernard designed a chain of fortresses from Maine to Mississippi, though work on Fort Jefferson did not start until 1846. ...read more about Dry Tortugas National Park near Key West Florida >>

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