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Bonita Springs, Florida: Wonder Gardens Team Field Report

27180 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, FL
I-75 exit 116. West on Bonita Beach Rd about two miles, then north on Old US 41 about one mile. West side.
Daily 9-3 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $12.
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Everglades Wonder Gardens.

Wonder Gardens

The classic version of this attraction opened in 1936. It closed in 2013, then quickly reopened with more emphasis on plants than animals. Report...

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Everglades Wonder Gardens.

Everglades Wonder Gardens: Gator Pit

The Wonder Gardens are now owned by the city of Bonita Springs and there is a lot of work being done to refresh the grounds. Many of the more dangerous animals have been removed, but the gators are still there!

[Nicole, 12/03/2023]

Everglades Wonder Gardens.

Everglades Wonder Gardens: Feed Gators Hot Dogs

This place is great, recently funded and getting upgrades. Though you should not touch the animals, they are very attentive and perk up when you are near. You can get food out of dispensers for 50 cents to feed turtles, chickens and fish.

[Ryan, 06/01/2015]


Everglades Wonder Gardens

Sad News! Everglades Wonder Gardens last day of operations is tomorrow April 21, 2013. There's a small chance that someone could save it but the original family is calling it quits. Well worth a visit if you live nearby. Another roadside wonder fades away.

[Tom, 04/20/2013]
Cross a bridge over crazed alligators

In Bonita Springs, FL, on Old US 41, is a marvelous, out of the way roadside attraction that (until April of 2004) boasted the Oldest Living Everglades Crocodile. Unfortunately, we lost "Big Joe" to old age, but visitors can see his "cousin" and thrill to crossing a suspended bridge over a pit of alligators in a feeding frenzy. Many other species represented here. Great for the kids and all under native shade trees.

[Catherine Doikos, 07/20/2004]

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