Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical preserve in the United States. The park encompasses some 32.000 square kilometres and its marshy waters are famous for the crocodiles that can be seen up close. There are several visitor center, like the Royal Palm Visitor Center located near the main entrance whose display with recorded messages interpret the park´s unique ecosystems.

The Gulf Coast Visitor Center in Everglades City, the park´s western most entrance off Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail), west of Miami, provides maps and brochures and is a base for boat excursions and canoe rental. One of the most recommended activities is visiting the marshes on an airboat with a specially-trained guide. The Florida Everglades are home to 68 endangered species including the Florida panther, the American crocodile and the wood stork. The park is opened daily.

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