For the past seven years, our mission at Wild Florida has been to provide an unforgettable Everglades experience that promotes a connection with animals while inspiring education and conservation. Starting with our airboat ride adventures, we quickly expanded our Gator and Wildlife Park, adding on ranch buggy tours, and bringing guests even closer with some of our animals by providing interactive animal encounters. Despite the efforts of the best planners, there's bound to be a few things you weren't able to do when you visited us for the first time. We're exploring five things you might've missed during your first trip to Wild Florida and what you should add to your agenda when you visit us again.
You’ve probably been on an airboat ride in Central Florida – or at least it’s on your bucket list – but have you been on a ranch buggy tour? Many people don’t know that it’s possible to tour a ranch even though we drive by them all the time in Florida. Cattle operations play an important part in Florida’s history, and we love that we’re able to share that with our guests!
Despite what tourists may think, Florida's animal icon wasn't always a cute mouse. For more than a century, Osceola County has been known to locals and historians as the cattle frontier. Just driving through Kissimmee you'll see the city adorned with the Brahman cow. These cows are more than just cute though. They represent history and the beginning of a new age of Florida ranching and genetics. (Fun fact: Kissimmee was and is known to many locals as Kowtown!)
Have you stepped outside lately? Anyone who's anyone in Florida, especially the natives, knows that late-winter-to-early-spring is the best time of year for getting outside and enjoying the weather.
Spring in Florida is pretty perfect and is the ideal time to take an up close look at the natural beauty that surrounds us. We're well-known for being a top Orlando airboat ride destination, where you can certainly see what the Florida Everglades right here in Central Florida look like. But did you know that you can see another side of Florida at Wild Florida?
You're in for quite a ride the minute you climb onto our ranch buggy.