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Table of Contents - Tropical Everglades Visitor Association
South Florida offers 2 of the world’s most unique
habitats. Everglades National Park’s river of grass covers over
1,500,000 acres providing majestic views and teeming
wildlife. Biscayne National Park takes you on to the water
through an eco-system just as unique... Manatee, Dolphin,
and the American Crocodile can be seen. Between Miami
and the Florida Keys is the Redland. Home to agriculture and
Agri-tourism whether by orchid or by strawberry
milkshake…the historic Redland Tropical Trail offers much to
do. Learn about tradition and the land through the Seminole
and Miccosukee Indians. Enjoy the beach & nightlife of
Miami and visit the historic Florida Keys linked by 42
bridges, offering diving, fishing, kayaks, tiki bars, and
relaxation. From fine dining and shopping to airboat rides
and skydiving there is much to do….so, stop reading
this and get started!
Table of Contents
Featured
South Florida
Attractions
Sports & Recreation
Shopping
Local Produce
Restaurants
Art Galleries
Real Estate
Additional Resources
Accommodations
South Miami Locator Map
Miami Seaquarium
Cauley Square Historic Village
Schnebly Redland’s
Winery & Brewery
Knaus Berry Farm
The Capri Italian Restaurant
Robert Is Here Fruit Stand
Key Largo Princess
Glass Bottom Boat
Theater of The Sea
RF Orchids
Monkey Jungle
Coral Castle Museum
Everglades Alligator Farm
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Florida Keys
Florida Keys Locator Map
Attractions
Restaurants
Accommodations
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Others
Sunpass Information
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ATTRACTIONS
South Florida’s attractions, arts and culture will delight you. Stroll through tropical
gardens, sample exotic tropical fruits and vegetables, visit the zoo, marvel at
undersea creatures, take an airboat ride, sky dive, visit museums and historic
villages, learn about monkeys, dolphins and parrots. Visit a coral castle, kayak at
sunrise and enjoy two amazing National parks. Reflect at sunset and then get ready
for day number two!
AIR BOATS
Billie Swamp Safari
800-949-6101
Located on I-75 between Ft. Lauderdale and Naples exit 49 then North 19 miles.
www.Swampsafari.com • Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guided tours on a Swamp Buggy and Airboat through the wetlands and hard hammocks. See
native and exotic wildlife close-up, Swamp Critter and Shows, Exhibits, and Night Tours available.
Owned by the Seminole Indians of Florida.
Coopertown Air Boat Rides
305-226-6048
Located 11 Miles West of the Florida Turnpike on US 41 (S.W. 8th street) Miami, FL 33144
www.CooperTownAirBoats.com • Open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
Offering airboat rides and alligator exhibitions since 1945. Professional guides lead tours through
Hardwood Hammock and the river of grass to see national wildlife in its native Everglades
environment. View our Alligator exhibit and Indian village.
Everglades Alligator Farm (see coupon on pg. 30)
305-247-2628
40351 S.W. 192 Avenue • Homestead, FL 33034 • www.Everglades.com
Explore the Everglades on a thrilling airboat tour and enjoy live shows every hour featuring
alligators and snakes. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour an actual working alligator farm.
Miccosukee Indian Village & Airboat Rides
305-552-8365
Just west of Shark Valley entrance on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail, 25 mi west of Florida Tpke. at MM
70, Miami, Florida 33144 • www.miccosukee.com
The cultural center showcases the life and culture of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida.
Visitors can experience unique alligator shows and craft demonstrations.
Open daily 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
BOTANICAL/HISTORICAL
AH TAH THI KI Museum
863-902-1113
Owned by the Seminole Indians of Florida
Exit 49 off I-75 between Ft. Lauderdale and Naples, then take County Road 833
North 17 miles in to the Big Cypress Reservation • www.AhTahThiKi.com
The museum includes 5,000 square feet of exhibits on a cypress dome near the Florida
Everglades. You’ll see lifelike displays of how the Seminole Indians lived in the 1800s.
A variety of educational programs are offered throughout the year.
Historic Cauley Square Railroad Village
305-258-3543
(see ad on pg. 4 & 5)
22400 Old Dixie Highway • Goulds, FL. 33170 • www.CauleySquare.com
This 1903 village of quaint shops and restaurants offers a variety of stores including antiques and
collectibles. Restaurants include the Tea Room (closed on Monday) and the Village Chalet. Most
any weekend you can find antique car shows, craft fairs, and music on Friday & Saturday nights.
Take the Turnpike south to Exit # 11, then to US-1 to S.W. 224 Street.
Fairchild Tropical Gardens
305-667-1651
10901 Old Cutler Road • Coral Gables, FL 33156-4296 • www.FairchildGarden.org
This 83-acre garden is one of the world’s preeminent botanical gardens, with extensive collections
of rare tropical plants. Features a new 13,000-square-foot Visitor Center, a conservatory and a
tropical rainforest. Over 4,000 Palms & Cycads. Many large festivals throughout the year. In
2012, Fairchild will house one of the largest orchid collections in the world.
Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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BOTANICAL/HISTORICAL (CONTINUED)
Florida Pioneer Museum
305-246-9531
826 North Krome Avenue • Florida City, FL 33034
This Pioneer Museum is located in a 1904 Homestead Florida East Coast Railroad Station Agent's home.
Open in the winter starting in November and running thru April - Wednesdays and Saturdays - 1:00 PM
to 5:00 PM. It is staffed by volunteers.
Fruit & Spice Park
305-247-5727
24801 S.W. 187th Ave. • Homestead, FL 33031 • www.fruitandspicepark.org
Explore the history of South Florida agriculture. This park features 500 varieties of
tropical fruits, herbs, vegetables and spices. Guided tours are conducted daily. Open 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
Several Festivals during the winter season. Gift Shop.
Historic Homestead Townhall Museum
305-242-4463
41 N. N. Krome Avenue • Homestead, FL 33030
Built in 1917, the 7,000 square foot building housed all the functions of the developing town including
the fire department, jail, municipal offices and council chamber, which also served as a court room.
Open Tuesday–Saturday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. No charge. Donations welcome.
Redland Koi Garden
305-951-6914
25600 S.W. 147 Avenue Homestead, FL. 33032 • Hours of Operation: Daily 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
www.redlandkoigardens.com. Come visit and relax in an Asian Garden and working Japanese Koi Farm
set in a fruit producing grove amongst lush landscaping, tea houses and natural ponds. Gift Shop, Tea &
Beverages and Meditation Garden.
R.F. Orchids (see ad on pg. 27)
305-245-4570
28100 S.W. 182 Avenue • Homestead, FL 33030-1804 • www.rforchids.com
Stunning orchids, exquisite gifts, lush tropical gardens and more, all in the heart of the Redland. Home
to the world’s finest vandaceous orchids. Open Tuesday – Sunday. 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Tours available on
weekends. Groups welcome.
The Bonsai Garden
305-258-0865
14775 S.W. 232 Street • Miami, FL 33170 • www.miamitropicalbonsai.com
The finest line of elegant bonsai trees from around the world that have been carefully selected and
styled by professional bonsai artists. Tours and groups welcome. Classes. Ship worldwide.
This 7-acre garden has one of the largest collections in the world.
MIAMI/HOMESTEAD/FLA CITY
Coral Castle (see coupon on pg. 29)
305-248-6345
28655 S. Dixie Highway • Homestead, FL 33033 • www.CoralCastle.com
America’s Stonehenge features giant pieces of coral rock carved into a variety of objects by Edward
Leedskalnin in the 1920s, as a tribute to unrequited love. The construction techniques behind this
mystery garden of fantastic coral sculptures continue to baffle all. Guided tours daily. Gift Shop.
Exit #5 (S.W. 288 Street) West from the Florida Turnpike.
Open daily Sunday – Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m, Friday – Saturday 8 a.m to 8 p.m.
Jungle Island
305-400-7000
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail • Miami, FL. 33132 • www.JungleIsland.com From I-95, take I-395 East
onto MacArthur Causeway and turn right onto Parrot Jungle Trail. Open daily at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Encounter exotic animals from around the world. Ligers, Andean Condors, Lemur Experiences and
Penguin Encounters. Take a 90 minute private VIP Safari Tour.
Miami Seaquarium
305-361-5705
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway • Key Biscayne, FL 33149 • www.MiamiSeaquarium.com
Enjoy 38 acres of entertainment, great shows and exhibits. Home of Lolita, the Killer Whale and TV
superstar, Flipper. Laugh with Salty, the Sea Lion. Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Harbor or walk under
water at the new Sea Trek Reef Encounter.
Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monkey Jungle (see coupon on pg. 28)
305-235-1611
14805 S.W. 216 Street • Miami, FL 33170 • www.MonkeyJungle.com
Explore the wilds of South America, Asia and Africa. Witness crab-eating monkeys diving for treats. Delve
into the lush hammock, take a tropical Amazonian rain forest adventure filled with hundreds of exotic
monkeys. New exhibit includes rare Amazon parrots, the Cameroon Jungle and the Lemurs of
Madagascar. Open Daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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South Florida Toll locator Maps
On the segmented maps below (of the Miami area) and on the facing page of both the
Florida Turnpike and a larger scale map of the highways in Miami - we are providing the
locations for tolls. South Florida expressways have eliminated toll booths and replaced
them with an Electronic Toll System - that requires a transponder be placed in your window
known as Sunpass(tm). Please ask your rental company to explain their rates to you.
You can also pay tolls through www.tollbyplate.com.
For more information and to download larger maps, please visit our website:
www.tropicaleverglades.com
All toll rates posted are as of August, 2012 and are subject to change.
All Maps © Tropical Everglades Visitor Association
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MIAMI/HOMESTEAD/FLA CITY (CONTINUED)
My family has owned and
operated Capri Restaurant since
1958. We offer the finest classic
Italian dishes and pastas as well
as delicious, fresh seafood, steaks,
pork and veal. Our chefs use only
the freshest ingredients and will
gladly prepare your favorite meal.
James P. Accursio
2009
2010
2011
2012
Wine Spectator
Award for
Excellence
THE CAPRI RESTAURANT
935 Krome Ave
Florida City, FL 33034
Open Mon-Sat: 11:00 am - CLOSE
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(305) 247-1542
www.dinecapri.com
Our Specialty:
• Pizza
• Salads &
Vegetables
• Steaks
• Prime Rib
• Pasta Dishes
• Fresh Local Seafood
• Chicken & Veal
• Wine
• Box lunches for
groups available
• Fine Spirits
• and MUCH
MORE!
Ask us about catering
your special events.
• Outside Dining available
• Dogs are welcome
The Little Farm
305-258-3186
13401 S.W. 224 Street • Goulds, FL 33170 • www.thelittlefarm.us
Visit the Farm or have the Farm visit you. Gentle Farm Animals, Pony Rides and one of the largest
Butterfly Gardens in South Florida. Reservations are required. Open to public for special weekend
events throughout the year.
Zoo Miami
305-251-0400
12400 S.W. 152 Street • Miami, FL 33177 • www.ZooMiami.org
See more than 2,000 animals from Africa, Asia, The Americas and Australia. Feed a giraffe, a
pelican or even an endangered Indian rhinoceros! Ride a camel or cool off in one of our water
play areas.
NATIONAL PARKS
Biscayne National Park
305-230-7275
9700 S.W. 328 Street • Homestead, FL 33033 • www.NPS.gov/bisc
The largest marine park in the National Park system, Biscayne offers crystal clear water, remote
islands adventures and vibrant coral reefs. Open year round. The Dante Fascell Visitor Center is open
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Enjoy snorkeling, Diving the new historic ship trail,
glass bottom boat, canoes & kayaks, island tours and limited camping on the islands.
Everglades National Park
305-242-7700
40001 State Road 9336 • Homestead, FL 33034-6733 • www.nps.gov/ever
A world heritage site encompassing 1,508,570 acres. Walking Trails, Canoes, Kayaks, fishing,
guided boat tours, camping and so much more. The Everglades is open year around.
Shark Valley Tram Tour
305-221-8455
Everglades National Park • Located 30 Miles West of Miami • US 41 (Tamiami Trail)
P.O. Box 441739 • Miami, FL 33144-1739
Open 7 days a week year round. 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m (varies by time of year)
Shark Valley Tram Tours offer a two-hour, open air tour through 15 miles at the heart of the
Everglades. All the park tours are led by trained naturalists. www.sharkvalleytramtours.com
DIVE/SNORKEL
Eco Tours USA at Biscayne National Park
305-230-1100
9701 S.W. 328 Street • Homestead, FL 33033 • FAX: (305) 230-1120 • www.ecotoursusa.com
A glass-bottom boat and a diving and snorkeling catamaran take adventurers across southern
Biscayne Bay, through mangrove creeks, and out to tropical coral reefs.
Childrenʼs Menu
also available
SKY DIVING
Skydive Miami
305-759-3483
28730 S.W. 217 Avenue • Homestead, FL 33030 • www.1800skydive.com
Experience a gravity powered tandem skydive adventure at 120mph. Must be at least 18 years old
and under 225 pounds in weight. Skydive video services available.
COUPON • COUPON • COUPON
10%
Schnebly Redland's Winery & Brewery
305-242-1224
(see coupon on pg. 7)
30205 S.W. 217 Ave. • Homestead, FL 33030 • www.SchneblyWinery.com
This winery & brewery in the Redland tropical countryside offers tours and wine tastings around
natural coral waterfalls surrounded by lush tropical foliage. Visitors can compare the taste of lychee,
passion fruit, carambola, guava and mango wines, just to name a few. Live music on Friday and
Saturday nights. Opens Mon. – Thur. at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri. – Sat. at 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sun. at noon to 5 p.m.
TEVA
GUIDED EVERGLADES WALKING & CANOE TOURS
Tours in the Glades
www.toursintheglades.com
See the Everglades! Kayak/Canoe Tour, Walking Tours, Bird Watching
Full Day, Half Day, Night Walks,Canoe/Kayak/Bike Rentals
discount when you
present this ad.
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305-248-8458
MIAMI/HOMESTEAD/FLA CITY (CONTINUED)
FISHING
Casting for a Cause Fishing Tournament (May 4th, 2013)
This growing event in May showcases the rich diversity of fishing in South Florida. This 1-day
event offers an offshore and backcountry challenge and highlights the beauty of both Biscayne
and the Everglades National Parks. Please visit: www.castingforacause.com.
SHOPPING
Florida Keys Outlet Center
305-248-4736
250 E. Palm Drive • Florida City, FL 33034
www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/outlet.asp?id=93
Conveniently located at the end of the Florida Turnpike in Florida City, this premium outlet has
more than 55 stores. Bass, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen & many more…it all can be found here.
The shops are open daily. Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sawgrass Mills Mall
954-846-2350
12801 Sunrise Blvd. • Sunrise, FL. 33323 • www.sawgrassmills.com
Located off 595 W at Flamingo. 15 Miles from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and 30 Miles
from Miami International Airport. Hundreds of stores and thousands of name-brand items.
LOCAL PRODUCE
Burr's Berry Farm
305-251-0145
Opens early December. thru early May • 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekends 5:30 p.m.
12741 S.W, 216 Street • Miami, FL 33170 www.burrsberryfarm.com
Family owned and operated since 1965, Burr’s Berry Farm has been offering the freshest, juiciest
strawberries and other delicious treats to guests from all over the world. Farm fresh produce.
Homemade jams & jellies.
Homestead is about to celebrate 100 years of history and they
want you to be a part of this celebration. The Homestead
Centennial Steering Committee, working on behalf of the
Homestead City Council, is organizing a variety of events to
commemorate this historic event. Visit
www.cityofhomestead.com/centennial
for the Centennial Calendar, or contact
Centennial Steering Committee Chair, Yvonne Knowles,
at [email protected] for more information.
Knaus Berry Farm (see ad on pg. 9)
305-247-0668
15980 SW 248 Street • Homestead, FL. 33031 • www.knausberryfarm.com. Open Monday
through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Open first week of November until mid April. Knaus
Berry Farm has been operated by the Knaus family for over 50 years. They have a reputation for
outstanding produce and fresh flowers, pies, fruit flavored milkshakes, homemade ice cream,
cinnamon rolls & assorted breads. U-pick strawberries.
Robert is Here - Fruit Stand (see ad on pg. 15)
305-246-1592
Closed during September & October • 19200 S.W. 344 Street • Homestead, FL 33034
Everyone knows Robert and his family. Since 1960, this landmark Fruit Stand has been the place
to be seen for the local residents and tourists alike. Open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00
p.m. Closed during September and October. Stop by and enjoy rare & exotic tropical fruit. Visit
www.robertishere.com
RESTAURANTS
Capri Restaurant (see coupon on pg. 12)
305-247-1542
935 N. Krome Avenue • Florida City, FL 33034 • www.DineCapri.com
2009 – 2012 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Italian Cuisine. Family owned and operated
since 1958. Fine sit down dining. Daily specials. Groups are always welcome. Open Monday –
Saturday 11 a.m. to close. Sunday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Farmer’s Market Restaurant
305-242-0008
Florida City Farmer’s Market Unit. Unit #17. 300 N. Krome Avenue • Florida City, FL 33034.
Owned by fisherman and supported by the local farming community of the Redland. A local diner
providing home cooking. Daily specials…open 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Catering. Enjoy Alligator
Bites and Conch Fritters.
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RESTAURANTS (CONTINUED)
ACCOMMODATIONS
Shiver’s BAR-B-QUE
305-248-2272
28001 S. Dixie Highway • Homestead, FL. 33033-1308 • www.shiversbbq.com
Family owned and operated since 1950. Hickory smoked barbecue. Catering available.
Open daily Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m to 9 p.m . Saturday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Miami-Dade County’s Accommodations include modern hotels, full-service resorts and
tropical campgrounds – all in a relaxed atmosphere within easy access to shopping,
dining and attractions. If you need special assistance or would like advice on where to
go and what to see, contact the Tropical Everglades Visitors Association (TEVA).
Sonny’s Real Pit BAR-B-Q
305-248-2272
33505 S. Dixie Highway • Florida City, FL. 33034 • www.sonnysbbq.com Southern style Bar-B-Que,
daily specials and big deals. Call for catering information. Open daily at 11 a.m.
MIAMI
ART GALLERIES
ArtSouth
305-247-9406
Cultural Arts Center • 240 N. Krome Avenue • Homestead, FL. 33030
www.artsouthhomestead.org
In the heart of the Historic Downtown Homestead area is the Art South Cultural Arts Center. This 3.5 acre
professional artist community provides studio space for artists, a showcase for buyers, classes, and a series of
great local events throughout the year including the highly successful Second Saturday event each month.
REAL ESTATE (South Dade / Homestead)
David Worth – Keys Gate Reality
888 Kingman Road • Homestead, FL 33035 • www.worthteam.com
Email: [email protected]
Comfort Suites
305-220-3901
Miami-Kendall 3901 S.W. 117 Avenue • Miami, FL 33175 • www.Choicehotels.com/hotelfl086.com
Exit 23 from the Florida Turnpike.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
305-279-8688
Kendall East Miami • 11520 S.W. 88th Street • Miami, FL. 33176 • www.hiexpress.com/kendalleast
Exit 20 from the Florida Turnpike
HOMESTEAD / FLORIDA CITY
Courtyard By Marriott Homestead
305-257-4333
2905 N.E. 9th Street • Homestead, FL 33033 • www.MarriottCourtyardHomestead.com
Fairway Inn
100 US Highway 1 • Florida City, FL 33034 • [email protected]
305-900-7854
305-248-4202
Hampton Inn & Suites Miami South-Homestead
305-257-7000
2855 N.E. 9th Street • Homestead, Florida 33033
Direct office Line 786-217-9846 • www.miamisouthhomesteadsuites.hamptoninn.com
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
35200 South Dixie Highway (US-1) • Florida City, FL 33034
www.hiexpress.com/floridacity
305-247-3414
Knights Inn
1223 N.E. First Avenue • Florida City, FL 33034
305-247-6633
Quality Inn
333 S.E. 1st Avenue • Florida City, FL 33034 • www.ciflcity.com
305-248-4009
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
800-933-8448
701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2700 • Miami, FL. 33131 • www.miamiandbeaches.com
Ramada
124 E. Palm Drive • Florida City, FL 33034 • www.hotelfloridacity.com
305-247-8833
Homestead Air Reserve Base
Wings Over Homestead Airshow Go to: www.wingsoverhomestead.com
November 3rd, 2012
Travelodge
409 SE 1st Avenue • Florida City, FL 33034 • www.tlflcity.com
305-248-9777
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
1st National Bank of South Florida
Automatic Teller Machines located in Homestead and throughout Miami-Dade County.
1550 N. Krome Ave. • Homestead, FL 33030 • www.1stNatBank.com
305-247-5541
Dade County Farm Bureau
1850 Old Dixie Highway • Homestead, FL. 33033 • www.dade-agriculture.org
Offers a wealth of information on what is grown in South Florida.
305-246 5514
305-224-7469
Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce
888-352-4891
P.O. Box 901544 • Homestead, FL 33090 • www.chamberinaction.com
Organized in 1915, this chamber is second oldest in Miami-Dade County. This is the place to go to learn
about local businesses and how to bring yours to South Florida.
Prader Willi Syndrome Association
17777 SW 285th Street • Homestead, Fl 33030 • www.pwfa.org
URGENT CARE SERVICES
800-926-4797
PreveCare Medical Services
305-245-1700
123 N. Krome Avenue • Homestead, FL. 33031 • www.myprevecare.com
Open 7 Days a week 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Medical care services for: Cough, Cold, Flue, Sore Throat, Sinus Infections, Broken Bones, Urinary Tract
Infections, Ear & Eye Infections, Headaches, In-house Pharmacy.
Value Place Lodging Homestead
305-245-5000
2750 N.E. 8th Street • Homestead, FL. 33033 • www.valueplacehomestead.com Extended stay
lodging offering weekly and monthly rates.
YOUTH HOSTEL
Everglades International Hostel
800-372-3874
20 S.W. 2nd Avenue • Florida City, FL. 33034 • www.evergladeshostel.com
Providing lodging, guided eco-tours, canoe & bicycle rentals, web & wireless access available. Lodging
includes dorms, private (with shared bath), private rooms with private bath & tent camping in the
garden. Pets welcome. Whimsical Tropical Garden. Movie room.
CAMPGROUNDS & R.V. PARKS
Goldcoaster RV Resort & Mobile Home Community
888-247-8198
34850 S.W. 187 Avenue • Homestead, FL. 33034 • www.sunrvresorts.com/gold_coaster Gated
Community, Full Hook- ups, All-Age Resort, Pet Friendly.
Miami-Everglades RV Resort
800-917-4923
20675 S.W. 162 Avenue • Miami, FL. 33187 • www.miamievergladesresort.com
34 acres, Large Pull-thru sites, 50 AMP Service, Clubhouse, dog park, Rustic cabins and lodge rentals.
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Schnebly Redland’s
Winery & Brewery
(See page 7)
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Everglades Alligator Farm
(See page 30)
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Cauley Square Historic Village
(See page 4-5)
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Monkey Jungle
(See page 28)
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Biscayne National Park
(See page back cover)
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Capri Italian Restaurant
(See page 12)
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Everglades National Park
(See page back cover)
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Miami Seaquarium
(See page 2)
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Coral Castle Museum
(See page 29)
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Knaus Berry Farm
(See page 9)
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RF Orchids
(See page 27)
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Robert Is Here
Fruit Stand
(See page 15)
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Experience a chain of over 100 islands with 42
bridges from Key Largo to Key West, including
the famous 7 mile bridge just south of Marathon.
With over 126 miles from the mainland to that
famous milemarker 0 in Key West, the Florida
Keys offer a variety of attractions and underwater
parks. Drive time from Miami will run about 4
hours, but allow yourself days to take in the
delights of this subtropical paradise!
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(see coupon on pg. 22)
Locator Map Not Drawn To Scale
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Theater of The Sea
(See page 23)
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Key Largo Princess
Glass Bottom Boat (See page 22)
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Relax on the seven mile voyage to Molasses Reef
in the airconditioned cabin as you sip tropical cocktail
or have a bite from the snack bar. Watch the waters of
the Atlantic turn from blue green to the brilliant royal
blue of the Gulf Stream, then descend to the largest
viewing area. With 280 square feet of glass, itʼs the
largest well of any glass bottom boat in North America.
The windows are located in the flat part of the hull,
so thereʼs no distortion to affect your view as the
narrator describes the remarkable undersea world of
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the Key
Largo National Marine Sanctuary.
Departs Daily
10 AM • 1 PM • 4 PM
(2 Hour Cruise)
For Reservations
(305) 451-4655
20%
off each member in your party
with this coupon at ticket
purchase.
TEVA
Tickets Available in Gift Shop • 1-877-648-8129
keylargoprincess.com
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ATTRACTIONS - FLORIDA KEYS (CONTINUED)
ATTRACTIONS (FLA KEYS)
Drive in to the splendor. Spend a day on the ocean or below at amazing reefs. Kiss a sea
lion or dolphin. Enjoy great history and sparkling blue waters at a Fort named Jefferson.
Indulge with the unique inhabitants of these remarkable islands as everyday is a celebration.
Conch Tour Train
Since 1958, this popular tour has told the story of Key West to millions of visitors.
Boarding locations include: Front Street, Truval Village & Flagler Station.
Open everyday, tours run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. www.conchtourtrain.com
Kids 12 & under ride for free.
305-294-5161
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
305-451-6300
Mile Marker 102.5 • Key Largo, FL 33037 • www.PenneKampPark.com
America’s first undersea park.Open from 8 A.M. to sundown 365 days of the year. Located at MM 102.5
in Key Largo. Camping is available. Call for more information and reservations for Glass Bottom boat tours,
dive and snorkel tours, canoe & kayak & boat rentals. Rentals & tours start at 9 a.m.
Key Largo Princess Glass Bottom Boat
305-451-4655
(see coupon on pg. 22)
99705 Overseas Hwy • Key Largo, Fl. 33037 • www.keylargoprincess.com
Sail aboard the M.V. "Key Largo Princess" and view the exciting, beautiful, underwater world of John
Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the only undersea park in the United States. Leaves the Holiday Inn
docks (mm 100) with tours at: 10 a.m 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Dolphin Cove Research & Education Center
877-365-2683
MM 101.9 • 101900 Overseas Hwy • Key Largo, FL 33037 • www.dolphinscove.com
Located in Key Largo offers Structured Swims, a Natural Swim, the new Dolphin Wade Encounter and
combo programs as well. "Trainer for a day" is a behind-the-scenes look at this great facility. Seasonal
times can vary. Certain restrictions do apply. Reservations required.
Keys Diver, Inc.
305-451-1177
99696 Overseas Highway • Key Largo, FL 33037 • www.KeysDiver.com
Daily snorkel trips to Pennekamp State Park and the Marine Sanctuary. 9 a.m., 12:15 p.m. ( 3 p.m. &
Sunset - seasonal ) Daily Scuba trips to the reefs & wrecks. (includes lunch) Located at MM 99.6 in Key
Largo (bayside next to Wendy’s).
Dolphin Plus Marine Mammal Research & Education Center
866-860-7946
P.O. Box 2728 • 31 Corrine Place • Key Largo, FL 33037 • www.dolphinsplus.com
Located in Key Largo offers Structured Swims, a Natural Swim, a Sea Lion Swim and a "cuddle with a
castaway" program. Seasonal times can vary. Certain restrictions do apply. Reservations required.
Island Time Riverboat Cruises
305-453-0001
Mile Marker 107.6 Yacht Club Drive • Key Largo, FL 33037 • www.islandtimecruises.com Sunset and
day cruises aboard a 125 passenger 75’ Riverboat Paddlewheel. Buffet style meals. Live Music. Murder
mysteries & more.
Harry S. Truman Little White House
305-294-9911
111 Front Street • Key West, FL. 33040 • www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com
In 1946, this historic (1890 Spanish American War command headquarters) building first served as the
Winter White House for President Truman. Today museum tours are available for both the house and
botanical gardens. Open 7 days a week. 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Gift shop open until 5:00 pm.
Reef Roamer Snorkel Sail
305-453-0110
Mile Marker 100 Oceanside • Key Largo, FL 33037 • www.ReefRoamerSnorkel.com
Snorkel the waters of Pennekamp State Park on a 50 foot Catamaran. Three daily trips available at: 9
a.m. 12:30 p.m & 5:30 p.m Seasonal sunset sails. Located at MM 100 in Key Largo (on the waterway
across from the Holiday Inn docks).
Old Town Trolley
305-296-6688
122 Simonton Street • Key West, FL. 33040 • www.trolleytours.com
This 90 minute tours covers over 100 points of interest around Key West. This also allows you to get on
and off all day as often as you want. The trolleys come by each stop every 30 minutes. Now ride 2nd
consecutive day for free. Kids 12 & under ride for free.
Yankee Freedom 11
800-634-0939
Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry • 240 Margaret Street
Key West, FL 33040 • www.yankeefreedom.com
Take a day trip 70 miles west of Key West to Fort Jefferson at Everglades National Park. In 1825, a
lighthouse was built on garden key while construction of Ft. Jefferson began in 1846. This ferry departs
daily at 8:00 am and returns at 5:30 pm. This two and a half hour boat ride includes...breakfast, lunch,
tours, and complimentary snorkeling equipment. You will need to book ahead.
The Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai
305-852-6914
MM 97.8 southbound, Kona Kai Resort in Key Largo. A unique sub-tropical “ethno-botanic” garden in the
Florida Keys eco-system. Come learn why plants are so important to your life. Dailey tours available by
appointment. www.kkresort.com
Theater of the Sea (see coupon on pg. 23)
305-664-2431
84721 Overseas Highway • Islamorada, FL 33036 • www.theaterofthesea.com
This marine mammal adventure park open daily 9:30 am. Daily shows include dolphin, sea lion, and parrot
shows, a guided marine life tour, lagoon-side beach, and a bottomless boat ride. Swimming with dolphins,
Sea Lions and rays is also available.
ON THE WATER
Florida Keys Dive Center (since 1983)
800-433-8946
Mile Marker 90.5 Oceanside south of Tavernier Creek.
90451 Old Highway • Tavernier, FL 33070 • www.mykeysdiving.com
A PADI 5 star Facility. Half Day Diving and Snorkeling Trips leaving at 8:30 a.m and 1 p.m. Diving courses,
Equipment Rentals.
Florida Keys Kayak
305-664-4878
77522 Overseas Hwy • Islamorada, FL 33036 • www.kayakthefloridakeys.com
Explore Lignumvitae and Indian Keys, mangrove tunnels and the saltwater flats. Stand-Up Paddle Board
rentals, kayak rentals, guided tours including snorkeling and sunset. gift shop. Located at Robbie’s Marina.
Fury Water Adventures Key West
888-581-8757
237 Front Street • Key West, FL 33040 • www.furykeywest.com
Take a reef snorkel trip, parasail, a glass bottom boat, Island adventure, a Dolphin watch, Sunset sail &
Cruise,...enjoy live music on a sunset sail and so much more.
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RESTAURANTS
Ballyhoo’s Historic Seafood Grille
305-852-0822
MM 97.8 in the Median • Key Largo, FL. 33037 • Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Serving fresh seafood, steak & all you can eat crab legs (as seasonally available)
www.ballyhoosrestaurant.com
Café Largo Italian Restaurant
MM 99.5 Bayside • 99530 Overseas Highway • Key Largo, FL 33037
Open 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Sunset Celebration, Live Music, Happy Hour
House-made Pasta dishes. • www.digiorgioscafelargo.com
305-451-4885
Sundowners Key Largo
305-451-4502
103900 Overseas Highway • Key Largo, FL. 33037-2816 • www.sundownerskeylargo.com open daily
from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Overlooks the bay. Yearly events. Feed the fish.
ACCOMMODATIONS (FLA KEYS)
KEY LARGO / TAVERNIER
Gilbert’s Resort
107900 Overseas Highway • Key Largo, FL. 33037 • www.gilbertsresort.com
800-274-6701
Rock Reef Resort
M.M. 98 Bayside • Key Largo, FL 33037 • www.rockreefresort.com
800-477-2343
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ACCOMMODATIONS - FLORIDA KEYS (CONTINUED)
Historic Tavernier Hotel
91865 Overseas Highway • Tavernier, FL. 33070 • www.tavernierhotel.com
305-432-9870
Islamorada
Cheeca Lodge & Spa
81801 Overseas Highway • Islamorada, FL. 33036 • www.cheeca.com
800-327-2888
Chesapeake Beach Resort
800-338-3395
83409 Overseas Highway • Islamorada, FL 33036 • www.chesapeake-resort.com
Key Lantern Motel
305-664-4572
Mile Marker 82.1 Bayside • P.O. Box 484 • Islamorada, FL 33036 • www.keylantern.com
Pelican Cove Resort & Marina
800-327-7070
Mile Marker 84.5 Oceanside • 84457 Old Overseas Highway • Islamorada, FL 33036
www.pcove.com
Postcard Inn Beach Resort & Marina at Holiday Isle
84001 Overseas Highway • Islamorada, FL 33036 • www.holidayisle.com
800-327-7070
Sunset Inn
Mile Marker 82.2 Bayside • 82200 Overseas Highway
P.O. Box 561 • Islamorada, FL. 33036 • www.sunsetinnkeys.com
305-664-3454
Marathon
Kingsail Resort
305-743-5246
MM 50.5 • 7050 Overseas Highway • Marathon, FL 33050 • www.marathonfla.com
Seashell Beach Resort
305-289-0265
57612 Overseas Highway • Grassy Key, FL 33050 • www.seashellbeachresort.com
Key West
Ambrosia Key West
622 Fleming Street • Key West, FL 33040 • www.ambrosiakeywest.com
1-800-535-9838
Curry Mansion Inn
800-253-3466
511 Caroline Street • Key West , FL. 33040 • 1855 home to Florida’s first Millionaire. Daily tours
available. National Historic Register www.currymansion.com
Ocean Breeze Inn
625 South Street • Key West , FL. 33040 • www.oceanbreezeinn.com
877-879-2362
Santa Maria Suites
1401 Simonton Street • Key West, FL. 33040 • www.santamariasuites.com
305-296-5678
Southernmost Hotel and Resorts
1319 Duval Street • Key West, FL 33040 • www.southernmostresorts.com
800-354-4455
The Pilot House
414 Simonton St. • Key West, Fl 33040 • www.pilothousekeywest.com
800-648-3780
Wicker Guesthouse
913 Duval Street • Key West, FL. 33040 • www.wickerguesthouse.com
800-880-4275
KEYS REAL ESTATE
C. Joel Young
American Caribbean Real Estate
81800 Overseas Hwy • Islamorada, FL 33036 • www.cjoelyoung.com
e-mail: [email protected]
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305-432-6610
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Escape on a jungle safari. Explore the wilds of South America, Asia &
Africa. Witness Crab-Eating monkeys diving for treats. Delve into the lush,
tropical Amazonian Rainforest filled with hundreds of exotic monkeys.
Enjoy the antics at the Ape Encounter. New Adventures include
Cameroon Forest, Mandrills & Parrots of the World. Continuous shows.
Via U.S. 1, Florida Turnpike South,
or State Road 997
14805 S.W. 216 Street, Miami, FL 33170
(305) 235-1611 • www.monkeyjungle.com
Open Daily 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$ 00 off!
5
Adult or Child Park Admission.
Not valid with any other discounts.
Expires December 31, 2013
Explorers on this adventure are immersed in a 5 acre
natural habitat filled with monkeys and experience the
unique thrill of the touch of a squirrel monkeys hand or
the greeting from a capuchin monkey.
Tours 10:00, 12:15, 2:30
For prices or to reserve your
Rainforest Adventure Tour Call
(305) 235-1611
TEVA
$
20
00 off!
Rainforest Adventure Guided Tour
Not valid with any other discounts.
Expires December 31, 2013
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TEVA
This Visitor Guide Presented by...
25 years
of serving the South Florida Community
The Tropical Everglades Visitor Association
(TEVA) oversees a non-profit, volunteer staffed
Visitor Center that promotes
South Miami-Dade Countyʼs uniqueness.
TEVA
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Tropical Everglades Visitor Association
160 U.S. Hwy. 1, Florida City, FL 33034
305/245-9180, 800/388-9669
e-mail: [email protected]
www.TropicalEverglades.com
www.RedLandTrail.com
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Everglades
National Park
Biscayne
National Park
40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, Florida 33034
www.nps.gov/ever
9700 S.W. 328 Street
Homestead, FL 33033
www.nps.gov/bisc
305-242-7700
305-230-7275
This project received financial assistance from Visit Florida
and Miami-Dade County
Tropical Everglades Visitor Association
160 U.S. Hwy. 1, Florida City, FL 33034
305-245-9180, 1-800-388-9669
e-mail: [email protected]
www.TropicalEverglades.com • www.RedLandTrail.com