Everglades National Park Tourist Traps

  • And now for those New Yorkers....
    And now for those New Yorkers....
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  • Former swimming Pool
    Former swimming Pool
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  • Alligator
    Alligator
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    Air Boat Tours - Know What's Included!

    by Babzz Written Apr 23, 2008

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    It's not that I don't recommend air boat tours, but just make sure you know what you're getting in the package! Our tour consisted of a brief drive out to a hammock island that natives traditionally lived on, where we were given about 10 minutes to walk around, followed by another brief drive back! If you're only looking for a thrill ride on an air boat, then this might suffice, but I was expecting a few stops here and there with more interpretation of the ecosystem and wildlife. My fault because I didn't ask. If you're like me, I recommend checking out some of the eco-tour air boat companies. They cost more, but you get more.

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    • Eco-Tourism

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    Avoid riding the airboat

    by mim95 Updated Jan 6, 2008

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    The airboat ride is available around the Everglades National Park. It is an extremely noisy machine that scare all the wildlife away. And it also does tremandous damage to the physical environment. See this article if you like to learn more.

    Fun Alternatives: To truely enjoy nature, you can rent a canoe or kayak, or go on a boat tour at Flamingo.

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    Where is the Swimming Pool?

    by grandmaR Updated Aug 1, 2006

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    Former swimming Pool

    Our national parks are really a pretty good bargain. But there are some aspects that might not be as you would expect. The Flamingo Lodge has, for whatever reason, filled in the swimming pool. You could still see pictures of it on their website.

    Due to Hurricane Wilma in the fall of 2005, overnight Accommodations (Lodge & Cottages): Closed indefinitely. No date for resumption of services.

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    • Road Trip
    • National/State Park

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    Flamingo is tourist-ey

    by Combinedefx Written Aug 8, 2003

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    spending quality time in Flamingo

    Well, we are prejudiced against crowds in park settings. This is a marina which means a lot of people that like to boat and fish. We are more the subtle canoeing type who don't get too loud at all hours in a camp setting. Unfortunately the campground was very active and just one set of neighbors can ruin it. Some kayakers, 3 loud guys, were chatting late into the night while toking on cigars. No thanks.

    Unique Suggestions: Be prepared for crowds in all areas of town.

    Fun Alternatives: We would have preferred the regular campground possibly, or even the motel if we planned to spend more money.

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Sailing and Boating

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    People vs. Nature

    by Combinedefx Updated Aug 8, 2003

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    And now for those New Yorkers....

    Some popular viewing areas can be havens for those who don't understand the meaning of Parks. We encountered many East Coasters with rambunxious kids interrupting wildlife and those of us who came to help preserve rather than disturb. Honestly, it was like a scene from a movie with the well dressed Mom on the cell phone for some petty reason and the Dad aimlessly wandering while the kids ran unmonitored, stomping up and down the boardwalk. Unbelievable. 'Why did they come here? ' is all I could think of. Wish I would have asked.

    Unique Suggestions: Help spread the word about how to behave in a National Park Setting.

    Fun Alternatives: Unfortunately unavoidable at times.

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    • Birdwatching
    • National/State Park

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    Inflated alligator

    by GUYON Written Dec 9, 2002

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    Alligator

    Why there are so large alligators ?

    Simple : they inflate their animals in order to seem bigger.

    Enlarge the picture and you discover the trick : the alligator is linked to a pipe...

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