St. Petersburg, Florida: Sunken GardensBuilt in a sinkhole in the early 1900s. At one time it had alligator wrestling and a Christian wax museum, and plans were floated to turn it into a nudist camp. Now its mostly gardens and exotic birds.
Sunken Gardens Botanical Park
- 1825 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL
- Sunken Gardens Botanical Park. I-275 exit 24. East on 22nd Ave. for about 25 blocks to 4th St. Turn right onto 4th St. Sunken Gardens will be about blocks south, at 4th St. and 18th Ave.
Visitor Tips and News About Sunken Gardens
Sunken Gardens is a peaceful place to spend the afternoon. It's clean and well-maintained. While we were there, one wedding ceremony had just finished, and another was getting ready to begin.[Paula, 02/17/2017]
The cost is $10 flat for all day. They have parrots, turtles and flamingos there too! Beautiful place if you love flowers and things of the sort.[Jocc, 09/28/2016]
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