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.
If you are in South Florida and want a place to take your family that is extra special, someplace that they will be talking about for a long time, then you need to go to the Panther Ridge Conservation Center. The center is a privately owned non-profit facility that provides a home and expert care for endangered big cats like leopards, cheetahs, cougars, jaguars, and more. Located in Wellington, Florida just 20 miles away from West Palm Beach, in Palm Beach County.
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Joey's Outback Adventure located in Wellington, Florida, inside of Palm Beach County, is a one-of-a-kind place. It's family owned and privately run and offers unique experiences for the entire family.
Located in Hollywood, South Florida, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a favorite for all the family! Whether you want to spend time splashing around with the kids in the expansive pool, taking some time to relax in the innovative Rock Spa, or just treating yourself to classic all-American dining, this hotel caters to your every need!
Caporella Aquatic Center is located in sunny Tamarac Florida, which is in the Broward County area. This is a great family friendly place to go and spend the day. There is a water playground or "spray ground" for the children to splash around in and have fun as well as a 25 yard by 25 meter swimming pool with double tornado slides. A special feature here is the zero depth entry to the pool!
Enjoy a fun-filled day at the Downtown at the Gardens shopping mall just east of I-95in Palm Beach Gardens. This premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination is wonderful for families. Drop your car off with the complimentary valet and then take the kids for a whirl on the whimsical Downtown Carousel .
If you are in the West Palm Beach area of Florida and searching for a fantastic place to take your family for fun, look no further than the Calypso Bay Water Park in Royal Palm Beach. This idyllic spot is just 8 miles from downtown West Palm Beach.
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum has it all. The lighthouse and the museum are located in Jupiter, Palm beach County between Hillsboro Inlet Light and the Cape Canaveral Light. It is located on a hill which is believed to be a sand dune. It was designed by George G.Maede and modified by Lieutenant William Reynolds. Its completion was done by Captain Edward Yorke in 1860. The light house is made of bricks with double masonry walls where the outer most wall is conical in shape while the other cylindrical .