Prior to being drained in areas, this unique swampland covered 4,000 square miles along the southeast coast of Florida. Realizing the area was quickly diminishing, Congress passed legislation n 1934 establishing the park. President Truman then dedicated the park 13 years later.
Today, Everglades National Park protects about 20 percent of the original Everglades and receives about a million visitors. The one time I visited, I saw 5 alligators in a span of 30 minutes. If you’re in south Florida, it should be on your “must” list.