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Fort Lauderdale Vacationers - Popular Destination Alert - Everglades Holiday Park

It’s almost that time of year again when families start making plans for a well-deserved vacation! If you’ve narrowed your options to South Florida, but you’re still trying to decide on the perfect day trip destination for fun, look no further than Everglades Holiday Park! Fort Lauderdale vacationers choose the park for its unique sightseeing, educational value and of course, exciting adventure! Here are three awesome experiences for the entire family to enjoy, and what a day of fun looks like exploring South Florida’s most exciting natural attraction.

Get Up Close at a Live Alligator Show

One thing the Sunshine State sure has plenty of is alligators! In fact, with over 2 million taking up residence, it’s not uncommon to run into a reptile or two on your travels. Sound like fun? If you’re a little nervous, you’re not alone. That’s why we’ve partnered with the best in the business—the one and only Gator Boys from Animal Planet’s reality show. Live alligator shows at Everglades Holiday Park offer action packed fun for the whole family. And don’t worry mom, they’re completely safe too.

The talented guys and gals from the show perform in the world famous “Gator Pit”, a space we’ve designed to showcase our friends the gators at a safe distance from our guests. What can you expect to see? While each show is different, you can be sure to witness a few daring tricks, learn some amazing facts and be entertained by first-hand accounts of handling these incredible animals. We respect and appreciate the contribution alligators have made to our state and our wetlands, and a live show is a fun way to pay tribute to these exceptional animals.

Zip Through the River of Grass Aboard an Airboat

Of course, no trip to the Florida Everglades would be complete without zigging and zagging through the River of Grass on an airboat tour. An exciting and absolutely breathtaking experience, climb aboard one of our state-of-the-art vessels and plan to spend 60-minutes face-to-face with one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. If exotic plants and lush vegetation isn’t enough, our highly skilled captains will bring the boats to a stop in remote areas for you to experience “life in the glades” as a critter.

Be sure to take in the scenery carefully or you’ll miss gators slipping in and out of the water next to the boat. Captains know these waters intimately, and even some of the inhabitants! It’s not unusual to have a few colored birds stop by for a piece of popcorn, or to sit on your captains shoulder as he explains the incredible sights. Sit back and relax—airboats at Everglades Holiday Park are partially covered to ensure your tour is as comfortable as possible.

Hold a Few Critters and Pose for a Picture

Ready to impress your friends with your incredible bravery? How about visiting our Animal Encounters exhibit for a chance to meet and greet with some of the unusual animals found in the Everglades. Better yet, choose your favorite and we’ll snap a picture for you to take home and place on the fridge! Let us wrap a boa constrictor around your neck or help you snuggle up close to some of our furry friends. The perfect opportunity to “ask the experts”, children of all ages enjoy the hands-on experience and mom and dad delight in using nature as a classroom.

With travel plans in mind, don’t forget to check out Everglades Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale. There’s a reason why the Everglades attract hundreds of thousands of visitors annually—isn’t it time you explored South Florida’s hidden gem?

To learn more about how you can book your experience at Everglades Holiday Park, please visit or call 954-434-8111 today!

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