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Orlando Wetlands Park

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Address: 25155 Wheeler Road, Christmas, FL 32709
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1650 acres of various wetland habitats with wide berm roads throughout for...

1650 acres of various wetland habitats with wide berm roads throughout for walking, biking, or horseback riding. Passive recreation activities include photography, bird and wildlife viewing, nature observation and trail hiking. Tram tours available to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, between 9 am and 3 pm, and are on a first come first served basis only. The Orlando Wetlands Park was created by the City of Orlando Public Works Department, Water Reclamation Division, to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water. No pets, hunting, fishing, motorized vehicles or boating allowed. Open 7 days a week, from sunrise to sunset.

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My wife and I live about 10 mins away and enjoy while driving by stopping in a few times each month. We take in how quite it is and of course checking what's crawling, flying or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Christmas, Florida
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Christmas, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I live about 10 mins away and enjoy while driving by stopping in a few times each month. We take in how quite it is and of course checking what's crawling, flying or just perched. We've seen gators crossing the road a few times but this is no big deal since I've lived in FL since the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location to learn about many topics: ecological stewardship (final stages of wastewater treatment), wetlands birds, wildlife, and plants. A scenic location to exercise and take photos. Check out the education center and oftentimes there are tours conducted by articulate volunteers. We take our visitors to this park all the time and they love it.

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Indialantic, Florida
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on a Friday, and they had volunteers who gave you a tram ride around the wetlands, while explaining what you were seeing, the wildlife, the birds, and how it all was constructed. Very interesting, and easy access for all. If you prefer, a volunteer will also walk with you, and act as a guide. The volunteers are only... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I recently had the chance to visit the Orlando Wetlands park. We had a very good time and it was free! What made our visit really nice was that we were able to ride the tram tour on a Wednesday. Normally there is not a tram tour on Wednesday but due to a bird watching event on... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

The park guide at the National Seashore told us about this park. It is the wastewater wetlands of Orlando. You can walk the park anytime, but on Friday and Saturday they have tours on a small tram. The birds and water vegetation in found in few other areas. There are osprey, eagles, storks, all kinds of ducks and small birds,... More 

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Hebron, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

WOW. This place was fabulous. We were just driving and my husband noticed a sign and we stopped. Had no idea how large this place was. You can walk the miles and miles of trails or take a free tram ride. We started out walking and the tram picked us up. If you haven't been I would recommend the tram... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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167 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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1 Thank Flatcoatfun
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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2 Thank Eric d
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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2 Thank Mercedes M
Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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