If you’re looking for something a little more wild than an Orlando theme park during your Florida stay, head to Wild Florida Wildlife Park. The Everglades experience brings guests in contact with wild animals, the Everglades and even a 100-year-old cattle ranch. Here are the top 5 things to do at Wild Florida:
Animal Encounters – No matter what, at Wild Florida you are going to see wild animals – but with Animal Encounters, you can get up close and personal with them. Meet a range of animals including sloths, porcupine and lemurs.
Behind the Scenes Tour – For an inside look, try the Behind the Scenes Tour. Here you’ll get to experience Florida native and exotic animals and even feed some of them, including alligators, barnyard animals and birds. The tour ends with a private hands-on gator demonstration and personalized meet-and-greet with one of the park’s animals.
Airboat – There is nothing quite like riding an airboat through the Everglades. Wild Florida’s U.S. Coast Guard-approved airboat takes riders right up to native animals like alligators, eagles, and more as well as into the swamps, marshes and rivers. You can choose from 1/2 hour, hour, private or night-time adventure.
Ranch Buggy Tours – Take a trip back in time and experience the cattle operation dating back more than 100 years on Wild Florida’s Ranch Buggy tours. This tour will take you to the Doc Partin Ranch, one of the oldest cattle operations in the state. Here, you’ll learn about the important role that pioneer ranching families played in making Florida tenth in the nation in beef cattle production. You’ll also get to see cattle as well as wild turkeys, wild hogs, deer, eagles and other wildlife.
Chomp House Grill – Wild Florida’s on-site restaurant, Chomp House Grill is a destination in itself. The local restaurant is always cookin’ up something delicious like the Swamp Platter with gator, turtle, catfish and frog legs or something lighter like fresh salads and veggies. Chomp House Grill’s views are also incredible, especially if you’re sitting on picnic tables along the shore of Lake Cypress.