Located in Davie which is thirty minutes down the road from Ft. Lauderdale, the Flamingo Gardens Botanical Collection & Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary is a total gem. It is a relatively unknown spot (which is not a bad thing). The park is not too crowded and parking is free (unheard of!). I definitely recommend this spot. The park is on 60 acres of land and there is plenty to see including animals, birds and beautiful gardens. You can take a tram tour around the property (you can walk too) and spotted a whole bunch of turtles.