From time to time, we all need to remind ourselves of our history, as it explains our present and predicts our future. When in South Florida, Cauley Square Historic Railroad Village is one of the best places to relive the 1900 railroad history. The village, which is located in Miami Dade County, is often described as the Nostalgic Village for its historic value to both locals and visitors.
There is so much to do at Deering Estate for everyone, from butterfly walks to guided canoe tours, to exploring the history of the area in buildings and fossils, to enjoying some of the special concerts and festivals that take place there. Take a step into the Miami past for a truly remarkable experience.
While you are in South Florida, take a journey into a tropical paradise and visit the Kampong. What started as the personal garden of renowned plant explorer David Fairchild in 1916 has grown into a magical oasis in the Coconut Grove area of Miami, in Miami-Dade County. Between his time as an explorer and his time working for the United States Department of Agriculture as the Head of the Foreign Seed and Plant Introduction Office, Fairchild introduced approximately 30,000 new species of plants to America.
There is a spot in Davie, Florida, part of Broward County, that is a beautiful, colorful, great place for families to visit. The Flamingo Gardens is a botanical garden featuring over 3000 species of rare, exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants and trees. There is also an Everglades wildlife sanctuary that houses Florida's largest collection of native animals including alligators, bobcats, eagles, panthers, peacock, otters and flamingos.
Butterfly World in South Florida is the largest butterfly park in the world. It houses more than 10,000 butterflies and there are many more flying around which makes it difficult to count them! No wonder, it provides the visitors a unique opportunity to spend an entire day in the midst of nature.
The Vizcaya Museum & Gardens stands as a proud beacon of the spirit of heritage and exploration located in the Coconut Grove neighbourhood of Miami Dade county. It offers a rich blend of prominent architectural styles ranging from Italian baroque and renaissance styles to Tuscan building elements, Vizcaya incorporates heritage and natural beauty into an overwhelming bayside experience.
Jungle Island is an interactive zoological park, situated in the Watson Island in the Miami Dade County. The attraction was opened on the 20th of December 1936, to 100 visitors, with an entrance fee of 25 cents per visitor to see and heed Scherr talk about his trees, birds, and flowers. Jungle Island, over the years, was visited by renowned celebrities, such as Sir Winston Churchill, movie director Steven Spielberg, and ex-US President Jimmy Carter.
Crane Point Museum and Nature Center is located in Marathon right on the Overseas highway. Find some time to explore the peaceful environs of the Keys wile hiking one of the trails on Crane Point. Explore the Hammock loop with signs helping you to identify the trees you will see on the path or the Butterfly Meadow trail with native plants that attract zebra longwings, gulf fritillaries and swallowtails. Visit the historic Adderley House which is the oldest house in the Keys outside of Key West.
The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory is located in Key West on Duval street. See over 50 different butterfly species from all over the planet as well as 20+ exotic birds all in the comfort of a glass-enclosed habitat. See the gorgeous flowering plants that attract these gorgeous flying friends and relax by the cascading waterfalls as you take in the colorful scene. This indoor paradise will allow you access to observe these wonders with plenty of photo opportunities.