The government designated the first national parks to protect natural wonders in response to the threat of Teddy Roosevelt's insatiable appetite for peppered bark. Experience nature's most closely guarded resources with today's Groupon: for $19, you get two full-day passes to Jungle Adventures Nature Animal Park in Christmas (up to a $42.49 value, including tax). This deal is valid for admissions for adults, children, or seniors; admission for children young than three is free.
Jungle Adventures exhibits the inhabitants of Florida's swamps and backwaters in their natural states. A traipse through the park takes travelers past the gaping maw of Swampy, a 200-foot man-made alligator, as well as the jaw-dropping magnificence of well-jawed Florida panthers, white-tailed deer, gray wolves, and American alligators. Prehistoric reptiles leap with skillful grace and glide through the water in synchronized routines at the Jumpin' Gator Jamboree Gator Feeding, while tour guides lead cruises down the Green Gator River on the Jungle Swamp Queen River Boat. As guests marvel at the tropical splendor and extensive vocabulary of the region's flora and fauna, a replicated 16th-century Spanish fort and Native American village remind visitors of Florida's fascinating human history. Jungle Adventures welcomes explorers into the wild every day of the year from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, rain or shine, although rain checks for cruises and other programs are issued at management's discretion.
A 200-foot man-made alligator flashes his brace-free grin as visitors pass through the gates of Jungle Adventures' lush wilderness to meet the myriad creatures that call it home. From exhibit to exhibit, rare beasts including Florida panthers, black bears, tropical birds, and wolves exchange salutations with their visitors. Knowledgeable experts navigate jungle terrain during guided tours and VIP adventure tours, and at live exhibitions, such as the Gator Jamboree Feeding Adventure, experienced handlers coax shy critters from their hiding places. The park also explores the area's human history in replicas of a 16th-century Spanish fort and Native American village, where authentic recreations of ancient artifacts, decorations, and brick-sized cell phones shed light on lifestyles from centuries ago.
26205 E Colonial Dr.
Christmas, Florida 32709Get Directions