The most Exciting Animal Encounters Everglades Holiday Park Has to Offer

The Everglades is known as one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world but, unless you have an expert guide who knows the area, it's easy to miss out on some once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters. Florida residents and visitors alike have a lot of options when it comes to wildlife tours, but how do you know which will offer the best value?

At Everglades Holiday Park we're excited to announce our newest attraction - Animal Encounters! Bring your family and friends to meet our wide variety of furry and scaly friends.

Everglades Holiday Park has long been known as one of the most exciting destinations for both families and adults seeking an intimate look at this unique corner of the world. In fact, we've even been named one of the top three destinations in Florida by readers of and USA TODAY.

With the opening of our Animal Encounters attraction, it's easier than ever to get up close and personal with some of the friendly creatures that live within the park. Have you ever wanted to handle a real-live python? At Everglades Holiday Park, you have the opportunity to hold it in a safe, supervised environment - and you'll also get an official picture proving it to the folks back home.

Ask the Experts

The Everglades is home to many endangered species. One of our key goals here at Everglades Holiday Parks is to raise awareness about these issues, particularly with young children. When you visit our Animal Encounters attraction, you and your children will learn about the issues facing these wetland inhabitants, and what you can do to help.

Want to know more? Our team of expert handlers have the expertise necessary to provide you with answers to any burning questions you have! They take any and all appropriate measures to ensure a safe and pleasant animal encounter. Your family and friends will have the time of their lives interacting with creatures they'd rarely come face-to-face with in the wild.

Have Your Photo Taken

Want to preserve the memory? Luckily our expert handlers are prepared to memorialize your animal encounter experience in a photo that will go perfectly on your fridge or mantle! There's no better souvenir to bring back from your visit to the Everglades!

See the World Famous Gator Boys in Action

In addition to the Everglades Animal Encounters experience, our park is also home to the Gator Boys - stars of one of Animal Planet's most popular reality shows! Combine that with an exciting airboat ride to truly experience everything this unique corner of the world has to offer.

Nature as a Classroom

At Everglades Holiday Park, you have the best place to create memories that will last a lifetime. Beyond that, your amazing time will double as a great educational experience. In addition to seeing the gators up close and personal, you'll get to see a variety of other animals! It's not every day that you and your kids get to hold a lemur.

At Everglades Holiday Park, we believe in the power of conservation. We hope that by letting our guests experience nature in its purest form and wildlife in their natural habitat, you will also understand the importance of protecting our wetlands and take those lessons home with you.

Perfect for All Occasions

From family adventures to team-building activities to birthday parties and everything in between, Everglades Holiday Park is the perfect venue for many events.

By getting up close with furry and scaly animals, you and your guests will certainly create memories you'll hold with you forever. Everglades Holiday Park is open seven days a week, so you'll be able to find a day that works best for your group without a problem.

With so much to see in our park, it's easy to plan a perfect day of wildlife watching and other adventures. Best of all, we're located just a short drive from Miami and downtown Fort Lauderdale. Park gates open at 9 a.m. - get here early and plan to spend a full day!

Hours of operation

Animal Encounters

7 Days a Week, 9:00AM - 5:00PM Join us for a thrilling and educational brand new animal presentation with different animals being featured every day!

For park information, call 954-434-8111

All tickets include an exciting airboat tour & educational gator show after your tour.


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