Everglades City

The “pure Florida” of bygone days still exists in the Everglades region. Everglades City and nearby Chokoloskee Island give visitors a glimpse into Southwest Florida's past, with museums and small town charm. With Everglades National Park, the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Big Cypress National Preserve, the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Picayune Strand State Forest, Collier-Seminole State Park and the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park nearby, visitors can witness Florida’s true nature.

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    Family airboat ride

    A family takes an airboat ride through the Everglades.

  • Must-See Everglades Attractions
    Experience the beauty and wildlife of the Everglades, starting with these must-see things to do. Read More >
    Ghost Orchid Hunting
    The Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park became nationally famous following the release of Susan Orlean's book The Orchid Thief. The book examines the life of orchid "poacher" John Lar... Read More >
    Everglades Attractions
    Gulf Coast Visitor Center, Everglades National Park. The Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitor Center is the only visitor center within the park that is free. The center is located on State Road... Read More >
    Boating on Florida's Paradise Coast
    From island hopping in the famed Ten Thousand Islands to amazing eco-tours, Florida's Paradise Coast is truly a boater's paradise. Whether you're new to boating or an "old salt,"... Read More >
    Naples & Marco Island Restaurants Dish Up Variety
    Florida's Paradise Coast dining was born in a humble fish shack, and through the years it's grown into a sophisticated scene with uptown sidewalk cafes, global offerings and luxury resort rest... Read More >
  • Big Cypress Gallery Swamp Walks
    Guided Swamp Walks Behind Big Cypress Gallery leaving every hour on the hour at Clyde's Annual Open Houses Labor Day Weekend and Presidents Day Weekend. October - March we offer Swamp Walks every Saturday at 11:00 and 2:00 make your reservations at www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery.com or you can call Big Cypress Gallery and schedule a private walk any day of the week up to 12 people (239) 695-2428. You will have a guide to lead you into the The Big Cypress Swamp behind the swamp cottage at the Big Cypress Gallery which is a mysterious and secretive environment. There are not many people who brave the difficult swamps and cypress strands in order to understand the beauty and peace found in more than a million acres of swamps and land located in the Everglades eco-system of South Florida. The natural world of Big Cypress Swamp is a richly diverse wilderness of subtropical flora and fauna found nowhere else in our country.
    Big Cypress Gallery Swamp Walks
    Guided Swamp Walks Behind Big Cypress Gallery leaving every hour on the hour at Clyde's Annual Open Houses Labor Day Weekend and Presidents Day Weekend. October - March we offer Swamp Walks every Satu... - 1:29 Play
    Big Cypress Gallery Swamp Walks
    Guided Swamp Walks Behind Big Cypress Gallery leaving every hour on the hour at Clyde's Annual Open Houses Labor Day Weekend and Presidents Day Weekend. October - March we offer Swamp Walks every Saturday at 11:00 and 2:00 make your reservations at www.clydebutchersbigcypressgallery.com or you can call Big Cypress Gallery and schedule a private walk any day of the week up to 12 people (239) 695-2428. You will have a guide to lead you into the The Big Cypress Swamp behind the swamp cottage at the Big Cypress Gallery which is a mysterious and secretive environment. There are not many people who brave the difficult swamps and cypress strands in order to understand the beauty and peace found in more than a million acres of swamps and land located in the Everglades eco-system of South Florida. The natural world of Big Cypress Swamp is a richly diverse wilderness of subtropical flora and fauna found nowhere else in our country.
    Leisure In Paradise
    Discover your Paradise. - 1:31 Play
    Leisure In Paradise
    Discover your Paradise.
    The Jewel of the Everglades
    A 6-minute video by Jay Staton and Patrick Higgins leads you through the Fakahatchee. As you explore the wonderland of the foliage and wildlife, Patrick’s narration gives a Naturalist’s overview of th... - 6:00 Play
    The Jewel of the Everglades
    A 6-minute video by Jay Staton and Patrick Higgins leads you through the Fakahatchee. As you explore the wonderland of the foliage and wildlife, Patrick’s narration gives a Naturalist’s overview of the Fakahatchee Preserve State Park vast landscapes.
    Florida's Paradise Coast - Discover Your Summer Paradise
    Everyone has their fantasy of paradise. Discover yours on Florida's Paradise Coast of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades. http://www.paradisecoast.com/ - 0:31 Play
    Florida's Paradise Coast - Discover Your Summer Paradise
    Everyone has their fantasy of paradise. Discover yours on Florida's Paradise Coast of Naples, Marco Island and the Everglades. http://www.paradisecoast.com/
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