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Escape to 60 acres of tropical paradise with this admission ticket to Flamingo Gardens Botanical Garden and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary. The gardens boast more than 3,000 species of rare and exotic, tropical, subtropical and native plants. The arboretum has some of the largest trees in the entire state of Florida. And the wildlife sanctuary is home to native-Florida animals like alligators, bobcats, otters, eagles, bears, panthers, peacocks and, of course, the famous flamingos.

Highlights

  • Admission to Flamingo Gardens with tram tour, in Fort Lauderdale
  • Visit a large wildlife sanctuary with extensive botanical gardens and Florida native species
  • Admire alligators, panthers, bear and other big animals
  • Take in a variety of native plants in eight botanic gardens
  • Go to the wildlife presentations to learn about birds and reptiles from their handlers
  • See examples of native plants in the Everglades five ecosystems

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What You Can Expect

Flamingo Gardens Admission in Fort Lauderdale with Wildlife Tram Ride

Flamingo Gardens Admission in Fort Lauderdale with Optional Wildlife Tram Ride

An admission ticket to the Flamingo Gardens Botanical Garden and Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary is a ticket to a rare tropical paradise — 60 acres (24 hectares) to be exact. It is a not-for-profit wildlife sanctuary, aviary and botanical garden located just west of Fort Lauderdale.

The gardens were originally the property of Floyd and Jane Wray, who built a home and citrus grove here in 1933. At the time, it was at the edge of the Everglades, where they started a collection of tropical and subtropical fruit trees and shrubs. The Wray home still stands today. In fact, it’s now a museum illustrating a country home in the early 1930s.

The attractions inside Flamingo Gardens are plentiful. The Wray Botanical Collection has over 3,000 tropical and subtropical plants and trees. It is also home to some of the largest trees of their kind, according to the Florida Forest Service.

The wildlife sanctuary boasts the largest collection of native-Florida wildlife in the entire state. Check out alligators, bobcats, otters, eagles, bears, panthers, peacocks and, of course, the famous flamingos. Plus, more than 250 birds fly free in the magnificent aviary.

Catch a Wildlife Encounter Show, plus a narrated 25-minute tram tour that runs every 30 minutes throughout the day.

Hungry? Purchase sandwiches, salads, smoothies and other snacks and beverages at one of the on-site eateries — the Flamingo Cafe offers some incredible views of the gardens to boot. At the gift shop, pick up unique tropical plants and accessories for your patio.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Kathie D N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a wonderful time and the attendants at the gardens were very nice. We would have loved to spend my time here but had to head out to return home.

Michele P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The entire experience was delightful.

Marlon L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Wonderful place with a great history and meticulous grounds.

ricoblesed

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was a great park even better what they are doing for the animals there

Shelley C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

No crowds the day we went. Tram carried only six designed for forty. I took many photos. I was glad for the heritage preserved,and we got to see more with the tram.

World Traveler USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This place was a great to spend a Saturday afternoon. Outside of the leggy Flamingos, this place is a refuge for many rehabilitated animals such as bobcats, river otters and even a bear named Josh. Flamingo Gardens is also home to the tallest tree in Florida and one with largest in circumference, 54 feet!

JennyC United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

We had some time to spare in Ft Lauderdale, so we went over to Flamingo Gardens to check it out. The gardens are great and the tram ride was very informative - seeing 5 different ecosystems in a 30-minute ride... I loved the animals though - reading the stories of how they came to be at Flamingo Gardens was very sad, but so awesome that they have found wonderful, caring homes here..

BJ H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We had a great time at Flamingo Gardens. The tram ride around the park is well worth it. The guide is very informative. They have a few animals and lots of birds. They take in injured animals and care for them. It's a non-profit organization so any donations are gratefully received. You can also look through the old homestead which has some great old photos. There is a gift shop and food and drink stalls throughout the park. Also a walk through aviary. A taxi from Fort Lauderdale cost around $40 usd.

xomarian17

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Very nice experience.

Jacqueline V

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Gardens were good but not much in bloom this time of year. Love the fact that it's a sanctuary for injured animals. Loved the peacocks and peahens. Best part was being able to feed flamingos! Tram was ok but again not much to see because not much was in bloom. Overall good few hours

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