As many as 80 butterfly species from South and Central America, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, and other Asian nations are typically found within the serene 3-acre site inside Tradewinds Park in the northwest reaches of Broward County. A screened aviary called North American Butterflies is reserved for native species. The Tropical Rain Forest Aviary is a 30-foot-high construction, with observation decks, waterfalls, ponds, and tunnels filled with thousands of colorful
butterflies. There are lots of birds, too; and kids love going in the lorikeet aviary, where the colorful birds land on every limb!
Oct 8, 2002
With its quiet pathways, waterfalls and tropical rainforest, this is the antithesis if an amusement park, but children seem to enjoy the experience as much as adults. I purchased a season pass and spend a few days a month wandering the gardens or just sitting with a good book in a quiet corner. This is the world's largest tropical bird and butterfly aviary and the place is always spotless. My wife thinks that the gift shop, alone is worth the trip...