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Came to Fort Lauderdale for my honeymoon and desired to tour the sites with my new bride and enjoy the warm weather. Flamingo Gardens offered us an experience that we can't get anywhere else. It was the first time for either of us to not only see flamingos, but also to feed them by hand! The Tram Ride was informative, and I recommend for anyone going to the Gardens to go on the Tram first, which takes visitors through the park and highlights the unique aspects of this beautiful sanctuary for wounded animals. The Animal Encounters show was very impressive and enjoyable. When we come back to Fort Lauderdale, we certainly will return.
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.
It was a great park even better what they are doing for the animals there
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
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 ...
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..
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.
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
Great place to visit lots of things to do and great vistas for viewing.
Liv Jim Canada
The guides on the Tram tour and at the historic house were welcoming and interesting. The walking track through the gardens and zoo areas were easy to navigate. The lunch menu is limited. It is a small zoo/garden with native animals, reptiles flora and fauna. We had a good four hour visit. Two Seniors
I visited Flamingo Gardens in January 2018. I enjoyed my visit but would call this more of an animal sanctuary than a garden, although there are plants/trees/shrubs of all kinds spread out over a vast area. I did not see many flowers which is what someone who visits a garden might expect if you were visiting a botanical garden. Also I felt there was not enough signage explaining what I am seeing or where I was situated sometimes. We took the tram ride, twice, about 20 minutes total time, which takes you all through the gardens which is worthwhile and should be done to get a feel for the scope of the place. There is some explanation given of what you are seeing, but it feels a bit rushed. We then walked the entire paths afterwards to see things up close. We were there approx. 5 hours so we saw pretty much everything. The flamingos/ibis are in a set off place and are completely charming and worth seeing. We had a bite to eat at the nearby snack bar and watched their antics while we ate. There was also a show and tell of some of the animals, but only 3, so we were a bit disappointed at so few being shown up close. Overall I would say there are more birds than any other type of animal, many are rescued/injured, which is why I say more of a sanctuary. Also surprising and fun are the many birds and especially peacocks that roam around the front area. There is also the Wray House Museum to see where you are given an extremely short tour of the house, which I did not feel gives you a great sense of understanding of the people who actually started this garden.The souvenir shop is ok but we would have liked to seen more local products in it. My rating is a 3.5 on 5. Also note that you must drive to get here as there is no nearby public transportation.
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