Airboats, Native history, alligators and crocodiles await.
The Everglades have been a part of Florida history for as long as Florida has had a history. More than 15,000 years ago major Native American tribes called it their home and today it's a preserved ecological system that you just can't see anywhere else. Have the eco-experience of a lifetime in the Everglades.
The Flamingo Entrance of Everglades National Park is a one-hour drive from Miami. Everglades National Park is the third-largest National Park in the Continental U.S. and the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. A visit to the Everglades Nation Park may include an airboat, a quick history lesson, camping or typical Everglades dishes like gator bites.
The Ernest Coe Visitor Center offers maps, books and information on guided boat and walking tours. Other amenities include a full-service marina, boat launching ramps, motor and non-motorized boat rentals, and camping facilities.
The natural treasures of this sublime eco-wonderland are too many to name. Scientists, ecologists, nature enthusiasts and preservationists of all kinds and from all over the world study the mostly untouched oasis of the Florida Everglades.