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FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS
- PALM BEACH, FORT LAUDERDALE AND KEY WEST
 

BILLIE SWAMP SAFARI Features Seminole Indian swamp buggy tours and shows in the Everglades. See gardens of palmettos, cypress and sawgrass. Spot alligators, birds and animals. Overnight camping village and gift shop available. Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Take I-75 1 hour west of Fort Lauderdale. Safari park 800 949-6101

BUTTERFLY WORLD Stroll among thousands of exotic butterflies soaring in a tropical rainforest. Waterfalls, ponds, birds, orchids, and roses complete this natural habitat. Breeding laboratory, botanical gardens, museum/insectarium, gift and plant shop. Open Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 Call 305 977-4400


CORAL CASTLE
The amazing true story of Coral Castle and its enigmatic creator, Ed Leedskalnin, comes to life in our new 30 minute audio tour in English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais. Was he superhuman or supernatural? You be the judge. A National Historical Site. Open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. 28655 So. Dixie Highway, Homestead, FL 33030 call 305 248-6344

EVERGLADES ALLIGATOR FARM
Venture into unspoiled Florida at its wildest from south Floridas oldest alligator farm. Explore the Everglades by thrilling airboat tour. Enjoy live shows hourly featuring alligators and snakes. Turnpike extension south to Florida City exit. Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 40351 S.W. 192nd Ave., Homestead, FL 33090 call 305 247-2628

FAIRCHILD TROPICAL GARDEN An 83-acre tropical paradise. Experience the rain forest, rare plant house, sunken garden, vine pergola and magnificent vistas. Wander secluded paths or enjoy a tram tour. Weekends often highlighted by special events. Tropical books and unique gifts. 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156 call 305 667-1651

FLAMINGO GARDENS
It's a Natural! 1-1/2 mile guided tram tour. See citrus groves, tropical plants, Florida alligators, river otters and flamingos. Visit the Evergladesandfree-flight and aviary, birds of prey exhibit, gift and garden shops and fresh fruit patio. Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily. 3750 Flamingo Road, Davie/Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33330, 305 473-0010

MONKEY JUNGLE Where Humans are Caged and Monkeys Run Wild. Sound different? Well, it is. Venture deep into the monkeys forest and view the beauty of monkeys running free. Continuous shows. Open daily. 14805 S.W. 216th St., Miami, FL 33170. Via U.S. 1, FL Turnpike S. Exit 11 or State Road 997. 305 235-1611

PARROT JUNGLE AND GARDENS World famous bird sanctuary, wildlife habitat and botanical gardens with over 1200 birds and animals. Spectacular bird and wildlife shows, ape exhibit, exotic reptiles, petting zoo, childrens playground and more. Gift shop. Cafe opens 8:00 a.m. Park open daily 9:30 a.m. 11000 S.W. 57th Ave., Miami, FL 33156. 305 666-7834

THEATER OF THE SEA Pet a shark, kiss a sea lion. Ride unique Bottomless Boat where the dolphins play. Swim with the dolphins in their own environment, by reservation. DIFFERENT FROM THE REST AND FAR MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED! Continuous shows daily 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mile marker 84.5, U.S. 1, Islamorada, FL 33036. 305 664-2431

MORIKAMI MUSEUM
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
Explore the essence of Japan in the tropics. A unique museum featuring a near-mile of garden paths with waterfalls, koi ponds, ornaments, world-class bonsai. Changing exhibits of Japanese art, folkcrafts and historic displays. Situated with-in a 200-acre park with picnic pavilions shaded nature trail. Museum building includes theater, Asian cafe and museum store. Open daily except Monday and national holidays, 10 am - 5 pm. Delray Beach, 561 495-0233. Take Linton exit west off I-95 - From Turnpike take Delray Beach exit east.

DEERING ESTATE AT CUTLER
Step into Florida of the 1900s at this incomparable, environmental, archeological and historic preserve right on Biscayne Bay. Guided tours through the Cutler Hammock to a Tequesta burial mound and of two historic houses. Explore the mangrove boardwalk. Guided canoe rides every Saturday and Sunday. Open daily 10-5pm, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157. 305 235-1668.

CONCH TOUR TRAIN Key Wests most famous and popular attraction. The 90-minute fully narrated tour views the islands unique architecture, flora, history and local attractions. Trains leave at regular intervals daily from depots located at Mallory Square on Front Street and 3840 North Roosevelt Blvd. 305 294-5161

AH-TAH-THI-KI MUSEUM
Spend the day exploring the exhibits and rare artifacts of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Explore the nature trails and Indian village. Also history film, Legends Theater and gift shop. Seminole Big Cypress Reservation: I-75 to exit 49, then north 17 miles Open 9-5 Tuesday- Sunday. Closed Mondays

ERNEST HEMINGWAY HOME AND MUSEUM
Visit and tour the home and gardens of the late Nobel Prize winner, Ernest Hemingway. Experience the tranquil environment which motivated Hemingway during his most productive years. Open daily 9am-5pm. 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. 305 294-1136

 


 

HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA Experience the drama of south Florida and Caribbean history at one of the countrys largest history museums. Enjoy hands-on activites for kids, permanent and special exhibitions. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thurs. till 9 p.m. Sun. Noon - 5 p.m. Metro-Dade Cultural Center, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130 (305)375-1492

JUNGLE QUEEN Famous Bar-B-Que and shrimp dinner cruise. Over 50 years. All You Can Eat dinner of ribs, chicken, shrimp, Vaudeville Show, sing-along. Daily cruises at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Millionaire's Row, Indian village, alligator wrestling, rare birds and monkeys. Cruise to Miami's Bayside Marketplace. 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

KEY WEST AQUARIUM Pet sharks. Discover the undersea world of the Florida Keys. Daily shark and turtle feedings and touch tank offer guests hands-on encounters with sea life. See sawfish, moray eels, tropical and game fish and birds! Guided tours daily. Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. One Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. 305-296-2051

LION COUNTRY SAFARI 500-acre, drive-through wildlife preserve and amusement park. Over 1000 wild animals roaming free within inches of your car. Narrated boat cruise, carousel, petting zoo and more! Single admission covers all! Open 9:30 a.m. West of Turnpike and I-95 on Southern Blvd. S.R. 80, West Palm Beach, FL 33416

MIAMI METRO ZOO A cageless zoological park on 290-acres, showcasing over 100 species of rare and exotic animals including koalas, white tigers, flamingos. Animal shows daily. Childrens petting zoo. Kiddie rides. Free monorail. 12400 S.W. 152 St., Miami, FL 33177 305-251-0400

MIAMI MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
Explore the wonders of science and nature with fun, hands-on activities for all ages. National touring exhibits. Wildlife Center. Collection Gallery. Open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33129 -across from Vizcaya. Museum: (305)854-4247; Planetarium. 305 854-4242

MIAMI SEAQUARIUM
Internationally famous marine life park where the oceans come alive. Spectacular shows feature Killer Whale Lolita, TV superstar Flipper, dolphins and sea lions. See endangered manatees, American crocodile, exotic birds and reptiles. Daily 9:30 a.m. Continuous shows. Free parking. Youth/senior discounts. 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami, FL 33149. 305 361-5705

MICCOSUKEE INDIAN VILLAGE
Discover a culture centuries old. Experience how the Miccosukee Indian Tribe existed and still exists in the heart of the Florida Everglades. Airboats, shopping, museum, guides and dining. Open daily 9 a.m. - dusk. 25 miles west of Miami on Hwy. 41, P.O. Box 440021, Miami, FL 33144. 305 223-8380

SAWGRASS RECREATION PARK
Everglades tours and replica 18th century Seminole Indian village alligator and reptile exhibit Three tours,-one price, 30 minutes each tour with guide fishing guides, boat rentals camping, etc. bait, tackle licenses gift shop, food. Tours 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Store 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. Open seven days. 800 457-0788

VIZCAYA MUSEUM AND GARDENS
16th-century Italian Renaissance-style villa and 10 acres of formal gardens on Biscyane Bay. The house has 34 rooms of 15th - 19th century antique furnishings and decorative arts. Guided tours, cafe/gift shop, climate-controlled. Open 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily except Christmas. 3251 South Miami Ave., Miami, FL
33129 305 250-9133

FRUIT and SPICE PARK
Explore this unique, sub-tropical garden known for its more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, nuts and plants from around the world. Sample delicious exotic fruit with names like Monstera, Jackfruit, Jaboticaba and Fiji Longan. Stroll through a shady banana grove. Visit the herb garden, and delight in the fragrance of rare herbs and flowers. Fruit and Spice Park offers daily botanical tours, an exotic botanical gift shop and fruit tastings. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Christmas Day. 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead, FL 305 247-5727

MICCOSUKEE INDIAN VILLAGE
Visit an authentic Indian Village, located deep in the heart of the Florida Everglades and discover a culture centuries old. Guided tours, crafts demonstrations, a museum and alligator exhibits. Enjoy an Airboat ride through the untamed River of Grass and stop at a traditional hammock style Indian camp. Giftshop and Restaurant.
N/C. US Hwy. 41 27 miles west of the Florida Turnpike Ext., Miami,
FL 33194. Phone: 305 223-8380

MIAMI CHILDRENS MUSEUM
Enriching childrens lives by fostering a love of learning enabling them to realize their highest potential. Interactive exhibits, programs, and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. Open daily from 10am-6pm. 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132 Call (305)373-KIDS or 305 646-4200