EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK
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Everglades National Park is one of the country's largest parks and a treasure of biological diversity. The park was established in 1947 to protect the unique and fragile ecosystem. Located less than an hour from the Miami metropolitan area, this subtropical wilderness is a combination of one and a half million acres of sawgrass prairie, shimmering waters, and mangrove forests sheltering a tremendous spectrum of wild life. Animal life is varied and includes the endangered American crocodile, alligators, bobcats, deer, dolphins, and a wide variety of fish. In addition, more than 345 species of birds winter in the park. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, and Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, significant to all the people of the world.
There are two principal areas of the park accessible from Miami and Miami Beach, the Ernest Coe Main Entrance and Shark Valley Entrance.
Shark Valley is closer to town and is recommended if you have a short time to visit, It is also handy if you wish to combine a visit to the Miccosukee Indian Village and the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming. Click here for a detailed map of Everglades National Park.
Link to Everglades National Park