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This Florida Park Lets You Get Up Close And Personal With Their Exotic Birds

Florida's Flamingo Gardens lets you feed exotic birds.
This Florida Park Lets You Get Up Close And Personal With Their Exotic Birds

Florida has one of the best hidden gems and most magical sanctuaries that allows you the chance to get up close and personal with their most beautiful wildlife. This park is called Flamingo Gardens and lets you feed exotic birds for however long you want. 

Flamingo Gardens is a 60-acre paradise hidden in Davie about 27 miles north from Miami. You'll feel like you are in a tropical haven once you enter the garden. This place features hundreds of native and exotic plants and wildlife, including one of the most Instagrammable emojis — the flamingo. 

This exotic bird is an endangered species iconic to Florida's habitat. The best part of the Flamingo Gardens is that you can interact and feed the swans, flamingos, and even peacocks. All you need to do is cup your hands and let them come to you. It's one of the most magical experiences ever. 

The Flamingo Gardens also hosts different events such as Garden Festival and Bonsai Show and Gala in the Gardens. Many people book this place for special events such as weddings. Now, how magical is it to get married with peacocks roaming around?

You can also tour the Wray Home Museum inside the gardens, which is the oldest residence in Broward County. 

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There are other exotic creatures you can meet in the Gardens such as Josh the Bear. It costs an additional $40 and you'll get a private tour and meet the black bear. You can book that in advance here.

Admission to the Gardens costs $19.95 and is open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday. 

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Flamingo Gardens

Price: $19.95

Address: 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie, FL

Why You Need To Go: For your chance to get close to this endangered animal and to visit other stars from the animal kingdom.

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