The Sunshine State's landscapes can be like something straight out of a storybook. Filled with lush foliage and cool, rushing waters, the state is a place of ecological wonder. The beauty is taken up a notch at McKee Botanical Garden near Miami, which is like stepping into a whimsical wonderland as soon as you pass through its gates.\nFor just $15, you can wander through 18 acres of a tropical oasis. The garden is a tropical hammock, housing tons of diverse botanical life on its grounds.\nA standout is the Grand Central Stickwork Sculpture, which was created by Patrick and Sam Dougherty.\nEditor's Choice: This 11-Mile Drive In Alabama Takes You Through Lush Landscapes In The Heart Of Dixie\nIt's a fairly new addition to the park, having just been installed there this January, making visitors feel like they've fallen down the rabbit hole into a fantastical new world.\nThe sculpture sits in the Royal Palm Grove area, and it's so big that it takes up nearly the entire area. Enhancing its beauty and wonder are the royal palm trees that poke out from the stickwork tunnels on the trail.\nView this post on Instagram 🌴 Live art ______________________________________ #1stinstinct #createcommune #agameoftones #moodygrams #yoshirt #fatalframes #illgrammers #way2ill #heatercentral #artofvisuals #agameoftonesasteryx #judeallen1 #bevisuallyinspired #folkcreative #sonyalpha #streetmobs #hypekillsmag #theimaged #underattedgrams #justgoshoot #Treasurecoast #ig_miami #Fla #thatpnwlife #Travlink #sony #discoverglobe #sonyalpha #citykillerz A post shared by SEATTLE (@bokeh.rang) on Apr 14, 2016 at 4:45pm PDT\nAfter weaving your way through, there's plenty more to explore, such as a giant mushroom that is hidden within the park, and the huge green archway that lends the garden its mystical feel.\nView this post on Instagram All hail da giant mushroom A post shared by @ clairemyrissa on Feb 17, 2020 at 7:02am PST\nThe garden was founded by Arthur McKee and Waldo Sexton, who bought the land in 1922 with the purpose of growing citrus fruits but instead, it became a whimsical tropical oasis.\nView this post on Instagram doesn’t feel like sunday. on friday (didn’t feel like friday either), most of you guys said that “you’ve been better” when i asked how you were doing. that’s not fun, i wish i could give you guys all a hug or virtual cookie or whatever brings a bit of betteredness to your day. so tell me now: how was the rest of your weekend? your sunday? better? my weekend involved a lot of self care — two and a half day juice/raw fast (— i caved tonight) and loads of reading. my sunday was lazy, but good. #ohdearflorida A post shared by andrea duclos (@ohdeardrea) on Aug 5, 2018 at 4:35pm PDT\nMcKee Botanical Garden is now a Florida and national landmark — a tropical wonderland right on the state's east coast.\nMcKee Botanical Garden\nPrice: $15\nAddress: 350 US Hwy 1, Vero Beach, FL \nWhy You Need To Go: This tropical oasis feels like you've fallen down the rabbit hole into a fantastic world of royal palms, weaving tunnels, and giant mushrooms. \nWebsite\nBefore you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.