My daughter Nadia, has visited Flamingo Gardens with school in the past, but I never had the chance to visit. So this past May, I had some time off from work and took my parents over to Flamingo Gardens to check it out. I did purchase discount tickets for us through Viator, ahead of time. You just show your printout or you can use the bar code on your phone when you arrive.
|One of the Champion Trees|
Next, we checked out the Birds of Prey exhibit. They had all types of hawks and two Bald Eagles. What magnificent birds.
We then walked into the Everglades Free-Flight Aviary. This was one of the highlights. I thought this was one of the neatest Aviaries I have been in and so did my parents. You can see the birds found in the Everglades up close.
|The Great Wood Stork|
Some regular Pelicans and other birds.
These White Pelicans kind of ruled the bridge.
I think we over stayed our welcome, the Pelican Police were after us.
After visiting the many bird exhibits, We went to visit the Wray House. There were many Peacocks around.
The Wray Home was owned by Jane and Floyd Wray. it was built in the 1930s.
Tours of the house are included in the price of admission and offered from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We all enjoyed our tour and learning about the history of the area our guide was great.
Now it was time for us to get on the Tram. The narrated Tram ride was about 25 minutes long and took you through some "Old Florida" growth and past some wetlands. Our narrator was pretty humorous and very informative. It was an enjoyable tour.
When we arrived back from the Tram Ride, it was off to visit the animals. We saw some Flamingos, birds, a huge Turtle and a Bobcat. We were not able to see the bear at the Black Bear Exhibit, but check out these Florida Panthers!
When we were done viewing the animals, we walked back through the Botanical Gardens. Our visit was really enjoyable.
|My Mom and Dad|
Flamingo Gardens is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They have a gift store and area to buy snacks.
Flamingo Gardens Admission in Fort Lauderdale with Wildlife Tram Ride - $19.89 - From Viator
See Florida’s famous flamingos as well an abundance of other native animals and plants when you visit Flamingo Gardens in Ft Lauderdale. Observe animals such as alligators, panthers and peacocks, and stroll through lush gardens filled with butterflies and hummingbirds, ancient oak trees, orchids and bromeliads, and more. Walk into the large open aviary where birds fly free and check out the Wray Museum, which shows a typical South Florida home from the 1930s.