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The Everglades

There is no wilderness in America quite like the Everglades. Called the ‘River of Grass’ by Native American inhabitants, this is not just a wetland, or a swamp, or a lake, or a river, or a prairie, or a grassland – it is all of those, twisted together into a series of soft horizons, long vistas, sunsets that stretch across your entire field of vision and the toothy grins of a healthy population of dinosaur-era reptiles.


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Things to Know

From avoiding snowbirds to visiting local tribes, the Everglades has lots to know before you go.

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Traveling with Kids

From museums and a tram tour to boating and kayaking adventures aplenty, these are the best things to do with kids at Everglades National Park.

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Best Road Trips

Departing from Miami, Orlando, Tampa and diverse landscapes in between, these are the best ways to get to Everglades National Park.

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