Type of Attraction: National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights: Visitor centers, boat rentals, bike rentals, campgrounds, nature trails, picnic areas, back country camping, nature programs, tram tours, fishing, canoeing, snorkeling and SCUBA diving are all available at Everglades National Park, the third-largest national park in the continental United States. Attractions include the Anhinga Trail, Gumbo Limbo Trail, Long Pine Key Area, Mahogany Hammock, Pa-Hay-Okee Overlook, Pinelands Trail, Shark Valley and West Lake Boardwalk Trail. Visitor centers within Everglades National Park include Ernest Coe Visitor Center, Flamingo Visitor Center, Gulf Coast Visitor Center, Royal Palm Visitor Center and Shark Valley Visitor Center.
Hours: Seasonal hours; call ahead before visiting
Admission: $10 per private vehicle
Address: 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, Florida
Phone Number: (305) 242-7700
Directions: Take U.S. 1 or the Florida Turnpike to Florida City and follow signs for Everglades National Park.
RICH’S TRIVIA: Everglades National Park is the third-largest national park in the continental U.S. after Death Valley and Yellowstone. Harry S. Truman formally dedicated Everglades National Park on December 6, 1947. Now a museum in Everglades National Park, the Historic Smallwood Store was opened in 1906 by one of the area’s first settlers.
Everglades National Park Video