Everglades City Things to Do

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    chokoloskee island

    by doug48 Written Nov 16, 2008

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    chokoloskee bay

    located 4 miles south of everglades city is chokoloskee island. chokoloskee is known for it's excellent saltwater fishing. if you have your own boat you can use the gulf coast national park boat ramp or the private boat ramp at the fishing hole marina. also there are a number of charter boat captains in everglades city and chokoloskee. see my chokoloskee pages for more information.

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    captain doug's boat tours

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    captain doug's

    captain doug's offers airboat and scenic boat tours of the western everglades. an airboat ride is an interesting thing to do in florida. on these tours you will see some of the flora and fawna of the western everglades. a fun thing to do in everglades city.

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    museum of the everglades

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    museum of the everglades

    the museum of the everglades is located in the old laundry building across the street from the everglades city hall. the old laundry was built in the 1920's as a laundry for workers on the construction of the tamiami trail (US41). this museum has an interesting collection of artifacts and photographs relating to the history of collier county and everglades city.

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    everglades city hall

    by doug48 Updated Nov 16, 2008

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    everglades city hall

    the everglades city hall was the original collier county courthouse. the courthouse was built in 1929 and became the everglades city hall when the collier county government was moved to naples. the city hall was heavily damaged by hurricane wilma and was condemed. local citizens protested it's demolition and the building was repaired. a very interesting historic building to see in everglades city.

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    everglades national park

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    gulf coast visitor center

    most visitors to everglades city come to see the everglades national park. the gulf coast section of the national park is mainly a mangrove island ecosystem. this area of southwest florida is called the ten thousand islands because of the thousands of small mangrove islands there. the gulf coast national park visitor center offers boat tours and canoe rental. if you bring your own boat the ten thousand island area offers excellent salt water fishing. depending on the time of the year you can catch tarpon, snook, snapper, and redfish in the national park.

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    Everglades ~ Swamp Boat Rides

    by Ericasmurf99 Written Jul 9, 2006

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    Going on an air boat ride was a fun experience! There are lots of these little companies, just drive down the road and you will see them everywhere. Some of these companies will let you hold one of thier baby alligators for free too.

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    Everglades National Park

    by leafmcgowan Written Jul 20, 2005

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    Everglades National Park

    "Everglades City with its 10,000 Islands, offers a gateway to explore the unique Mangrove habitat preserved by Everglades National Park. With an entangling web of umbrella-like roots anchored in shallow, brackish waters, clusters of mangrove trees form the Ten Thousand Islands. The mangroves create a rich and valuable preserve for endangered wildlife. Globally, mangrove habitats are as critical - and perhaps as threatened - as the world's tropical rainforests. Everglades National Park preserves and protects 90% of all Mangroves in Florida. In the Ten Thousand Islands recreational activities abound. Bird watching is outstanding, especially in winter when migrants join the Everglades' year-round species. Sport fishing and boat tours to view wildlife are popular activities." ~ Interpretive display sign at Everglades National Park.

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    10,000 Islands

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    10,000 Islands

    "Everglades City with its 10,000 Islands, offers a gateway to explore the unique Mangrove habitat preserved by Everglades National Park. With an entangling web of umbrella-like roots anchored in shallow, brackish waters, clusters of mangrove trees form the Ten Thousand Islands. The mangroves create a rich and valuable preserve for endangered wildlife. Globally, mangrove habitats are as critical - and perhaps as threatened - as the world's tropical rainforests. Everglades National Park preserves and protects 90% of all Mangroves in Florida. In the Ten Thousand Islands recreational activities abound. Bird watching is outstanding, especially in winter when migrants join the Everglades' year-round species. Sport fishing and boat tours to view wildlife are popular activities." ~ Interpretive display sign at Everglades National Park.

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    Learning about the Calusa ....

    by leafmcgowan Written Jul 20, 2005

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    The Calusa

    Centuries before the first Europeans saw the Everglades, Calusa Indians dwelled inside the islands and waterways of the 10,000 Islands and lived with their tidal rhythms. The Calusa developed a complex social system and build impressive canals and earthworks. They piled shells into mounds, creating dry grounds amidst their otherwise watery environment. Most of the nearby Chokoloskee and Sandfly islands were originally Calusa shell mounds. But by the mid-1830's no Calusa's remained. Their demise is somewhat of a mystery, but the arrival of foreigners was ultimately the cause, bringing deadly new diseases and forcing Calusa relocation (both voluntary and involuntary). Three hundred years after the first Europeans arrived from Spain, the culture of South Florida's original inhabitants were gone. Today, no aboriginal peoples remain in South Florida. Miccosukee and Seminole Indians arrived in the mid-1830's; many now reside along the Tamiami Trail." ~ Interpretive display at Everglades National Park.

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    Alligators, Airboats and Mosquitos; The Everglades

    by Dutchnatasja Written Jun 3, 2005

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    Everglades National Park

    The Everglades are a vast area of natural swampland situated in the south west of Florida. A large part of this are has been turned into a National Park, therefore preserving its beauty for everyone.

    The best way to see the wildlife is to go out on an Airboat. We did have a ride with an airboat in the Everglades Safari Park. A professional tour guide will narrate your thrilling airboat ride as you glide through this jungle of wilderness. During this ride you’ll see many alligators, beautiful flora and fauna and you’ll see breathtaking panoramic views.
    After the ride you can watch the Alligator & Wildlife Nature Show. See how they are wrestling with an alligator and a lot more. After the show you can hold Snappy, the alligator and take pictures of Snappy. It’s been a few years now when we’ve visited the Everglades Safari Park and I hold Snappy than, so you can imagine how big this alligator must be right now. They properly changes “Snappy” time after time.

    There is also an Alligator Island, where you can watch over 100 alligators on their own “Island Resort” basking in the sun, swimming, or just plain hanging-out. If you have still not enough of the park than there is the Jungle walking Trail. You can stroll around Jungle Trail where you could spot exotic birds, reptiles & flora. All the things I have described are included in the Eco-Adventure Tour. It costs $20,00 for adults and $10,00 for children. I can a sure you that you have a lot of fun.

    The only negative thing were the mosquitoes. They seemed especially fond of my European blood! Seriously though, they are a nuisance and you do need to take precautions.

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    The western gatewayto the...

    by jill_archer Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The western gatewayto the National Park is Everglades City, the site of another ranger station where you can take leisurely cruises among the '10,000 islands', spotting wildlife.This is one of the world's largest remaining areas of mangrove forest, although seriously depleted. Preserving what remains is not just conservation for the sake of it; this enviroment is essential as the breeding ground of commercially important species of fish.

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    Winter, the dry season

    by jill_archer Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Winter, the dry season
    is the ideal time to visit. You'll see most bird life then and there are fewer mosquitoes. Sightseeing boats go from flamingo, and conoeists find their own way up to Everglade City through a chain of lakes and rivers called 'The Wilderness Waterway'. Look out for great white herons, snowy egets, roseate spoonbills, osprey and southern bald eagles.

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    Everglades National Park

    by 10eke Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The Everglades National Park is a fine natural an d tranquil alternative for all the activity of Florida's man-made theme parks. Instead of going to Gatorworld, you can meet and greet real 'gators' in the wild, like this youngster that was out for a morning walk.

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    Anhinga

    by 10eke Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The Anhinga can really dive, but unlike a duck his feathers do get wet. You can see them drying in the sun after their morning swim.

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    Subtropical forest.

    by 10eke Updated Oct 4, 2002

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    The Everglades are in a subtropical climate, as you can see the forest looks like Tarzan's old hang-out. Nothing is lost, the fallen tree is home and food for the next generation of trees.

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