Nowadays a lot of the attention being put on South Florida has to do with the entertainment and tourist like scene that Florida has become famous for recently. When you ask someone why they would visit this area, most likely they would say that it’s a great place to experience the nightlife, appreciate art and visit beaches. But what about the beautiful and historic landmarks that still exist in the state?
The Everglades for example is a national park, which was founded around 1947 and covers most of the southern tip of the Florida peninsula (“Everglades National Park”). It is the only subtropical preserve in North America and according to the National Park Service it is “the third largest park in the lower 48 states, covering 2400 square miles.” But more specifically a place that should be visited in the Everglades is that alligator farm. Which is also the oldest alligator farm in all of south Florida.
The adventure begins with an airboat ride from the mainland to the actual farm. Technically, you can skip the airboat ride, which would be cheaper but less exciting and walk all the way to the farm. The boat basically hovers a little bit above the river and in between the medium sized and dangerous saw grass, allowing to see what is coming up ahead of you and what lies next to you. During the boat ride, you get a little wet which feels nice and refreshing under the hot sun and every once in a while the driver stops describing the details surrounding you, and if your lucky enough like me, one might be able to encounter a snake along the way or maybe even one of many species that live in the Everglades.
The journey continues once you actually get to the alligator farm after about 30 minutes later, depending on weather you had any detours or not. Once you’re there, there are a lot of things to do and you don’t have to pay extra because it was included with your entrance fee! You can watch shows, feed the alligators, walk around and...