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“Flamingos and more”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens
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General Admission to Flamingo Gardens Admission in Fort Lauderdale
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Davie
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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“Flamingos and more”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

The gardens are situated about 30 minutes drive from Fort Lauderdale beaches.
The place is well maintained ,with indigenous plants and many species of birds.
We took the train tour (4 extra dollars) and liked our guide telling stories about the places.
It is a lovely way to spend a few hours having fun and also learning new facts about natural Florida: it feels like being in another world - very far from the hustle and bustle of Fort Lauderdale and the beaches.

If you plan to visit during Summer, be sure to check Fort Lauderdale tourism association (sunny.org) for the 2x1 tourist card, with lot of discounts at several attractions in the area, including these beautiful Gardens.

Recommended, especially for families with young children

Visited August 2013
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Claudia P, Public Relations Manager at Flamingo Gardens, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Thank you for writing such a nice review of your visit to Flamingo Gardens. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again.
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very nice park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Nice park, lovely fauna/flora. Most are identified. Very nice/knowledgeable staff. Park map was essential. Surprisingly little signage - it was easy to get turned-around. Strongly recommend that they either add more or reconsider the placement of the existing signage..

Could not locate the 'adoption' forms in the gift shop ...

Visited December 2013
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Claudia P, Public Relations Manager at Flamingo Gardens, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on TripAdvisor. We are in the process of redoing our sidewalks and some of the signage will be moved. We do know that there needs to be extra signage in certain areas and we are moving to fix that problem as soon as the funds are there. But we are glad that you had a good time otherwise.
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Miami, Florida
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“Very nice, lots to see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Flamingo Gardens is really a beautiful place. We are from Miami and never knew of Flamingo Gardens, but we plan on visiting again. The grounds are lush with vegetation, and there are many species of birds and peacocks which add to its character. There is a lot of information on the various animals that live there and since it is a rescue/rehabilitation habitat the stories of survival are encouraging. There is a bird aviary where many species of birds live and fly around. There is a wildlife encounter show which is both educational and interactive for those of all ages. We really enjoyed learning about owls and other raptors which have been rescued. Visiting Flamingo Gardens is well worth the drive and money and we plan on visiting again in the future.

Visited December 2013
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Claudia P, Public Relations Manager at Flamingo Gardens, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Thank you for visiting Flamingo Gardens and for sharing your experience. We're glad that you had a great time here and hope to see you again real soon.
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Campbell River, Canada
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“Great park for up close animal encounters”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

Worth spending a few hours at this park. Price little high, but there are coupons available and when you learn that there is no funding and that all the animals are rescued, one doesn't mind paying the fee. Very interesting, informative. Best to take the tram ride and learn about the park first, they take you to areas that you don't walk to............learn about the history of the farm and information on various plants and trees. Entry fee includes tour into Wray home. As I went in December it was decorated nicely and the grounds had a free light show with entrance fee, which was fun to watch, The children had play areas, craft areas and there was a wildlife show 3 times a day included in entrance fee. It is wonderful to be so close to the birds and animals that would not survive in the wild and know that they have found a home to protect them. Both adults and children will love this park.

Visited December 2013
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Claudia P, Public Relations Manager at Flamingo Gardens, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Thank you for writing such a nice review on TripAdviser and for taking the time to recognize the work we do for all the injured, non-releasable animals in our care. We hope to see you again in the future.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“close encounters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

An excellent visit. Having spent three weeks in Florida studying wildlife we wish we had been here first as the animals were so close up for detailed studies. We liked the fact that it was a rescue centre not a zoo and there was a lot of info on the animals. No party tricks was great for us.

Visited December 2013
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Claudia P, Public Relations Manager at Flamingo Gardens, responded to this review, 24 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review of Flamingo Gardens on TripAdvisor. We are glad that we were able to help you in your studies of Florida wildlife. We hope to see you again if you are able and for recognizing the work we do with injured and non-releasable animals.
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