Attractions

Top Choice National Park in The Everglades

Everglades National Park

This vast wilderness, encompassing 1.5 million acres, is one of America's great natural treasures. As a major draw for visitors to South Florida, there's much to see and do. You can spy alligators basking in the noo…
Top Choice Castle in Homestead & Florida City

Coral Castle

‘You will be seeing unusual accomplishment,’ reads the inscription on the rough-hewn quarried wall. That’s an understatement. There is no greater temple to all that is weird and wacky about South Florida. The legend…
Top Choice Museum in Everglades City & Chokoloskee Island

Museum of the Everglades

For a break from the outdoors, don't miss this small museum run by kindhearted volunteers who have a wealth of knowledge on the region's history. Located in the town's former laundry house, the collection delves int…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Southern Everglades Highway

Anhinga Trail

If you do just one walk in the Everglades, make sure it's on the Anhinga Trail. Gators sun on the shoreline, anhinga spear their prey and wading birds stalk haughtily through the reeds. You'll get a close-up view of…
Park in Tamiami Trail

Shark Valley

Shark Valley sounds like it should be the headquarters for the villain in a James Bond movie, but it is in fact a slice of National Park Service grounds heavy with informative signs and knowledgeable rangers. Shark …
Island in Everglades City & Chokoloskee Island

10,000 Islands

One of the best ways to experience the serenity of the Everglades – somehow desolate yet lush, tropical and forbidding – is by paddling the network of waterways that skirt the northwest portion of the park. The 10,0…
Museum in Big Cypress & Ochopee

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum

If you want to learn about Florida’s Native Americans, come to the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum, 17 miles north of I-75. All of the excellent educational exhibits on Seminole life, history and the tribe toda…
National Park in The Everglades

Biscayne National Park

Biscayne National Park may not be far from Miami, but it feels like a world removed. Encompassing a vibrant swath of biologically rich coral reef, this park is teeming with life – though you'll have to head on a boa…
Park in Big Cypress & Ochopee

Big Cypress National Preserve

The 1139-sq-mile Big Cypress Preserve (named for the size of the park, not its trees) is the result of a compromise between environmentalists, cattle ranchers and oil-and-gas explorers. The area is integral to the E…
Visitor Center in Southern Everglades Highway

Flamingo Visitor Center

At the end of State Rd 9336 is the Flamingo Visitor Center, which overlooks a marina and the watery wilderness beyond. The chief draw here is taking either a boat tour or hiring a kayak or canoe – all arranged throu…