This place has it all and is open daily from 8 to sundown. $6 per carload for entrance. At no additional cost there's a nature trail and boardwalk and you can walk on a suspension bridge strung between two towers to walk along the top of the canopy. That will provide access to the top of the tower for a 360 degree birds eye view.
Optional: $12 for either one or $18 for both.
60 minute airboat ride. This is a very large airboat - not the zippedy-do-dah type and it's a narrated tour to see wildlife in the water and along the shore of the Myakka River and Upper Myakka Lake. and/or
Narrated Tram: Discover what life in old Florida was like as you see it through the eyes of the early settlers. Learn to detect clues of the presence of resident wildlife as you pass through shady hammocks, majestic pine flatwoods, fertile marshes and sunny prairies. If you want to gain an understanding of the intricate workings of a natural ecosystem in progress, you have to experience it for yourself.
This is about a 90 minute drive from Muvico. (9 miles east of I-75) at exit 205 (Clark Road). Airboat tours are at 10:00 and 11:30 and 1:00 and 2:30. Trams are at 11:30, 1:00 and 2:30. They often sell out so they recommend that you buy your tickets for one or both when you first get there. Then do the canopy walk or the educational visitors center while waiting for your tour to start. Restrooms and lunch on-site. Bring water, sunscreen and a camera.
Carpool from Muvico at 9:00. Each carload determines what time they will be leaving the park to head home. TIME SHOWN IS CARPOOL TIME. Please post if you prefer to meet us at the venue at 10:30