See alligators! See birds of prey! See a wetland ecosystem that goes back a few millions years! There's nothing like it in the world - the one-of-a-kind Florida Everglades.
This famous landscape entices everyone. From adventure seekers wearing Indiana Jones-style fedoras or those just looking to kick back and relax within one of the Earth's natural beauties. In The Palm Beaches discover the incredible by being part of the annual Everglades Day Festival, taking place at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
Welcome to the 'Fest
The Everglades Festival welcomes everyone of any age. Free admission will give you a full day of wildlife presentations, interactive games, guest speakers, conservation exhibits, fishing demonstrations, canoeing, music, food, beverages and of course… the chance to do a hike or two into the Everglades. This year's theme is "Mysteries of the Everglades." Learn about and solve interesting mysteries about the ecosystem's strange creatures, archaeology, history and more.
Our "National Park"
The Refuge is the largest remnant of the northern Florida Everglades in South Florida. Covering just over 200 square miles of wetland habitat, this is where American Alligators roam throughout. Nearly 260 species of birds fly in for a stopover, rangers lead day and nights guided tours, a terrific visitor center brings the whole habitat to life and even more special events welcome the family and you.
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