Flamingo Gardens Admission: Discover Florida's Native Wildlife
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165 Ratings
Davie
Experience the beauty of Florida's native wildlife at Flamingo Gardens in Ft Lauderdale. See flamingos, alligators, panthers, and more, and explore lush gardens filled with butterflies and orchids.
Duration: 4 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Flamingo Gardens - Your admission to Flamingo Gardens takes you into a 60-acre (24-hectare) wildlife sanctuary with tropical botanical gardens and a large group of Florida’s native rescued critters such as alligators, eagles, otters, bear, bobcats, panthers, peacocks, and, of course, flamingos.

Explore the Wray Botanical Garden’s subtropical plants and trees, which features some of the largest examples of their species in Florida. Then stroll through the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary where more than 80 native creatures live. Watch an expert handler present a wildlife encounter show featuring the birds of prey and reptiles. You’ll learn more about their lives in Florida’s habitat.

Stroll through theme gardens such as the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden, where you may glimpse species like the ruby-throated hummingbird, the South American malachite butterfly, and the very rare pink-spot sulfur butterfly. See orchids, bromeliads, and other air plants that hang among the branches in a grove of live oaks that are upwards of 200 years old.

Marvel at feathered friends in the 25,000-square-foot aviary, which is home to one of America’s largest collections of wading birds. Five Everglades ecosystems are represented: coastal prairie, cypress forest, mangrove swamp, subtropical hardwood hammock, and sawgrass prairie.

Caribbean flamingos parade around at Flamingo Pond, a favorite spot for visitors. The Bird of Prey Center houses owls, hawks, falcons, and golden and bald eagles.

You can also tour the Wray Museum, located in the former home of the family who owned this land. Built in 1933, the residence has been restored to provide a glimpse of life in a typical South Florida country home from the 1930s.

Your admission includes a tram ride with informative commentary plus exclusive access to 42 remote acres of Flamingo Gardens, with some of the last original jungle growth in South Florida. Ride through a tropical rainforest, 200-year-old live oaks, and tropical fruit groves. Then pass by the wetland area where juvenile birds born in the wildlife sanctuary are released. The tour lasts approximately 25 minutes, leaving every hour throughout the day.

If you get hungry during your visit, snacks and beverages can be purchased at the marketplace and cafe on the grounds.

What's Included
  • Admission
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information

Experience the renowned flamingos of Florida, along with a plethora of other indigenous creatures and vegetation during your visit to Flamingo Gardens in Ft Lauderdale. Witness animals like alligators, panthers, and peacocks, and roam through verdant gardens brimming with butterflies and hummingbirds, age-old oak trees, orchids and bromeliads, and beyond. Step into the expansive open aviary where birds enjoy their freedom and explore the Wray Museum, exhibiting a traditional South Florida residence from the 1930s.

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Parking is free
Location
3750 S Flamingo Rd
South Flamingo Road
I-95 North or South to I-595 I-595 West to Flamingo Road/ Hiatus Road, combined Exit 2 & 3. Follow the signs for Flamingo Road Exit 2. Turn left on Flamingo Road South at the traffic light. Travel south 2.5 miles to traffic light at SW 36th Ct.. Flamingo Gardens is on the left (east side). Please be aware that I-595 is under construction and exit instructions may change from time to time.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Janet_k
Mar 24, 2024
The beautiful gardens and... - The beautiful gardens and the train ride. The lady at the ticket booth was extremely helpful and went above and beyond
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Wendy_n
Mar 20, 2024
A fabulous experience - Everything!!!just everything beautiful property, wonderful staff. The birds, the animals, the flowers…,:,
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Lindagg2017fc
Mar 18, 2024
Wonderful experience. - Fabulous time spent in a beautiful setting. Everyone who we dealt with there was friendly and accommodating. Enjoyed fully. Happy knowing this was more a sanctuary than a zoo. They care for animals that cannot be released into the wild. Beautiful botanicals. Will go back!
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A3953cunancyb
Feb 17, 2024
Great time at Flamingo Gardens - I was pleasantly surprised at my experience at Flamingo Gardens. The grounds are immaculate. The staff is well informed. Be sure to take the tram tour to see all of the grounds and the Butterfly Pavillion. The Wilderness Experience was great! The staff was informative and amusing. A wonderful way to spend 3-4 hours.
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Debi_y
Jan 22, 2024
Such a beautiful place! - My friend and I got off of a cruise to the Caribbean and we had plenty of time to do this excursion. I loved the beautiful plants and trees and flowers and especially of course the flamingos!
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Camper23110080949
Nov 14, 2023
Delightful day trip!! - Park was filled with gorgeous flora and fauna, and alligators, Florida panther and flamingos were the highlight!! Take the tram ride for an informative dive into the history of the sanctuary… I gladly give this tourist destination ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Dena_s
Nov 13, 2023
Take time to visit! - Excellent experience for all ages! Fed flamingos Egyptian geese and ibis by hand. Beautiful gardens! A must do!
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Tcarson47
Dec 6, 2023
Nice Tropical Gardens - Enjoyed our time wandering the gardens and animal exhibits. Great way to spend a couple hours before our flight out of Fort Lauderdale Airport, only 20 minutes away.
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Dwm0916
Nov 16, 2023
Interesting tour! - Check in was not smooth because they said that I had a “third party” ticket. The tour was interesting. We did take a lot of pictures. The trail maps were a little confusing. Our guide did a good job.
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Terry_b
Nov 14, 2023
Not the best, but an OK time. - Good for kids, but not the best we've been to. Grounds seem well kept and several projects underway, but they are needed to make this a great venue. Tram ride was OK but seemed hurried. It would be better if they would actually stop long enough to take pictures of what they point out. But seems like we stopped long enough to get a glimpse, and then moving again. Not a bad way to spend a couple of hours, so I hope they upgrade to make it an awesome experience.
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