Butterfly World 15 mins from Avalon. 3600 W Sample Road Coconut Creek, FL33073 in Tradewinds Park www.butterflyworld.com 954-977-4400
Visit gorgeous botanical gardens and a Tropical Rain Forest Aviary where thousands of exotic butterflies and families of free flying birds soar all around you.Observe the miracle of metamorphosis in the Butterfly Farm and Lab Encounter. Witness the miracle as new butterflies emerge and take flight each day! This is the largest butterfly facility in the world today. Ph: 954-977-4400Website:www.butterflyworld.com
Lion Country Safari – 50 miles from Avalon. Location:2003 Lion Country Safari Road Loxahatchee, FL. 33470-15.5 miles west of I-95 on Southern Boulevard (SR 80/98/441). Ph: 561-793-1084Website:www.lioncountrysafari.com America's first drive-through wildlife preserve divides its birds, reptiles and mammals according to seven geographic sections: Las Pampas, Ruaha National Park, Kalahari Bushveldt, Gir Forest, the Gorongosa, Serengeti Plains andHwange National Park. Over 900 wild animals.Allow 5 hours.Rides, water park, cafeteria.No pets allowed.
Flamingo Gardens30 mins from Avalon
Location:3750 S. Flamingo Rd.Fort Lauderdale/Davie
Walk through a 25,000 square foot “free-flight” facility housing one of the largest collections of wading birds in America. Five ecosystems are represented through the display of native plants. A showcase of South Florida’s rare birds in their naturalistic habitat. These birds are either at-risk or endangered and can not be released because of injuries sustained in the wild. Natural habitats are home to Florida wildlife such as River Otter, Bobcat, Alligator and Panther.Narrated tram ride through the tropical rainforest, native hammock, wetland area, and groves.
The American Orchid Society Headquarters only 20 mins from Avalon.
Location:16700 AOS Lane, Delray Beach, Florida 33446 Ph: 561-404-2000Website:www.aos.org
Orchids reach their zenith at the AOS Visitors Center and Botanical Garden in Delray Beach. Thousands of orchids complement a serene but exciting botanical paradise, beckoning visitors to explore paths meandering through 3.5 acres of themed gardens and a magnificent display greenhouse. Be dazzled by tropical flora and inspiring water features. Special displays, educational information, irresistible gift shop.