About the Everglades
The Florida Everglades are home to some of the most exotic and breathtaking displays of nature in the United States. The area comprises the largest subtropical ecosystem in North America, and it's the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River. While it's often described as a swamp, the area is actually a very slow moving river. The grassy plants growing out of the water are known as sawgrass have serrated razor-edged blades that are so sharp, they can cut through clothing.
The Everglades is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exits in the wild. The area is home to a vast array of birds and wildlife that have adapted to the wet, subtropical environment. Some animals such as the Florida panther, wood stork, and manatee have become symbols to the struggling ecosystem.
What to eat
Fried gator bites, barbecue, ice cream
What to drink
Ice cold beer, Cherry Coke, Root Beer
What to do
Our highly rated Miami Everglades Tour is wonderful way to explore the area. The excursion includes a narrated tour about the Everglades eco system, along with an air boat ride and wildlife show. Travelers often say, their Everglades tour in Miami was the best thing they did on vacation.
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