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Orlando Wetlands Park

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Phone Number: 407-568-1706

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Tons of wildlife and don't miss the overlook

This is an amazing park that was man made and created to treat water. It is now open year round (used to be closed Nov - Jan). There is very little shade so be prepared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2016
Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This is an amazing park that was man made and created to treat water. It is now open year round (used to be closed Nov - Jan). There is very little shade so be prepared. There are bathrooms and water fountain and pavilions at the entrance. Don't miss the overlook - you get 360 views of the park that are... More 

1 Thank Flatcoatfun
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I got up early yesterday to bring my mother-in-law (67), son-in-law (24), and my two sons (16 and 9) out for a walk in a natural setting. We were amazed by the abundance of wildlife. The number of birds and the variety of species would have been enough to keep us in awe, but this place has lots of alligators,... More 

2 Thank Eric d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

In Christmas, FL... ample parking, clean restrooms, picnic areas and the Wetlands Trails. The trails are as long or short as you want them to be, gravel but even, this is a nice walk throughout the wetlands and if you want a longer walk towards the back, then through pines and hardwoods. This is a nature lover's dream and should... More 

2 Thank Mercedes M
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Alligators, birds of human scale and drunken dragonflies. This place, that is home to Orlando's wastewater is the most peaceful, soul-settling place I know. In addition to the aforementioned animals, it also counts deer, otters, the occasional bear, bobcats, raccoons and other small fauna among its residents. There are countless snakes and alligators living in their natural habitat, and largely... More 

2 Thank Allison A
Southern Finland, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We ended up here by accident on our drive to Orlando, and liked it a lot. It gave almost a prehistorical feeling with the swamps and mangroves. We saw a lot of different kind of birds, and got great pictures as well. At first we didn't see any alligators, but when I went to stand closer to water to see... More 

1 Thank Mirva A
Grand Manan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We saw a great variety of birds at OWP. It was our second day in Florida and we managed to see several species there that we had missed the first day. The trails are well maintained. A definite must-do if birding in that area.

Thank Jennifer P
Mondovi, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We were introduced to the Orlando Wetlands Park through the 16th Annual Orlando Wetlands Festival held once a year in February. I was blown away by the wildlife in this park. We must have seen at least twenty alligators while there, and the amount of waterfowl we saw was mind-blowing! It was so inspiring to see something that man created... More 

1 Thank Amy S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

We heard about this on the television one morning whilst on holiday in Orlando, so decided to give it a go. My wife and I like bird watching and the children enjoy a walk so it sounded like a refreshing break from the Disney chaos. Read a few comments on TA so knew there the facilities were basic, so went... More 

Thank bowerville
Beulah, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We visited several wildlife areas while in Florida, and saw more birds and gators on our two hour walk here than we did anywhere else. We walked the berms, and saw about a dozen different types of wading birds and many gators.

2 Thank ND_bike_hike
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

We come here every year and are never disappointed. We love the variety of birds and gators here. Never get bored with this walk. Great staff and if you are lucky enough to get a guided tram tour, please make sure you he'll find the park.

Thank Greg D

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