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The Everglades Are for Gators

With some of the most vibrant and diverse ecological systems in the contiguous United States, Florida is one vacation destination that practically demands outdoor exploration. If you’re in the mood for an unforgettable adventure, we highly recommend a morning or afternoon with the Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Alligator Show in Everglades Holiday Park. During your hour-long boat ride, your friendly and knowledgeable guide will lay out in fascinating detail the history and ecology of the Everglades. You’ll learn about the quirks and habits of the alligators; their height, weight, and other physical features; and the traits that distinguish the males from the females of the species. You’ll also have the chance to feed the gators. After the Air Boat Tour, you’ll be treated to the thrilling and informative Alligator Wildlife Show, during which an expert handler will perform tricks and entertaining maneuvers with an alligator (without, of course, doing anything to harm or upset the gator—animal welfare is always a top priority). When the show concludes, you’ll even have a chance to hold a (surprisingly cute) baby gator or two.

Address: 21940 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33332