Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex - Fort Lauderdale AttractionsGumbo Limbo is named after a species of tree, but here there’s a 20 acre marine estuary reserve dedicated to preserving a concentration of plants known locally as a 'tropical hammock'. The environmental complex also includes large outdoor aquariums containing local marine life, including the area's ubiquitous sea turtles, some of which are huge. We certainly couldn’t eat a whole one. You can visit a butterfly garden, see the view from an overhead observation tower, and stroll on an elevated boardwalk through the hammock and mangrove swamp.
Marine Life Center - Attractions in Fort Lauderdale
The Marine Life Center on the oceanfront at Loggerhead Park monitors turtles along the Gold Coast. The Center is really a turtle hospital, and visitors can see ill and injured creatures being rehabilitated. There are numerous exhibits, including tropical fish, and a gift shop. Guided 'turtle walks' are offered during June and July, but bookings must be made in advance.
Kennedy Space Center - Fort Lauderdale Attractions
45 minutes from the popular Orlando theme parks is NASA’s launch headquarters. You can tour launch areas, meet an astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch. There you go – your Florida holiday can take in wildlife, sunsets, great food, cycling, space flight, and that’s even before you’ve considered a single one of Orlando’s 95 theme parks!