Do yourself a huge favor and come stroll these amazing, lush tropical gardens. You will find plants and trees from all over the world here and their flamingo lake will stop you in your tracks to ooh and aah. This is the old Parrot Jungle and the pathways are lovely and shaded. So much to see here. You can feed the fish and turtles in the ponds. There is a splash pad area ($3) and even a petting zoo. But it's the gardens that you will fall in love with. Take time to read the plaques in the ground below the trees. Very interesting. Bring small bills and quarters (dollars for ice cream machine and quarters for fish food). Great, great place to come alone or bring the kids.