The Waves Apartment Homes are situated between Davie and Sunrise in Plantation, FL. Within an hour from beaches and the everglades, all the natural beauty of South Florida is within close proximity to our apartment community. Discover the varied flora, fauna, and wildlife of Florida at these preserves near our Davie, FL apartments.

Flamingo Gardens is a 60-acre botanical garden and Everglade wildlife sanctuary located in Davie, FL. Established in 1927, Flamingo Gardens is one of the oldest botanical gardens in South Florida. This sanctuary specializes in preserving more than 3,000 species of rare and exotic, tropical and native vegetation, as well as caring for the largest collection of wildlife native to Florida. This includes alligators, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacocks, and flamingos. The centerpiece of the garden is the natural hammock of 200-year-old live oaks that create a canopy over the garden. Visitors can walk through the Wray Home Museum, take a narrated tram tour, and even watch a wildlife encounter show.

Sawgrass Recreation Park offers a variety of nature themed exhibits and activities. The reptile exhibit features dozens of species both native and foreign to Florida, including turtles, iguanas, alligators, and snakes. The Glades Exhibit is a video presentation on the history and conservation efforts for the Everglades. Endangered species, like panthers, leopards, and bobcats, are on display at the Exotic Wildlife Exhibit. If you’re wanting a more hands on experience, the park offers airboat rides where you can interact with the wildlife in their natural habitat. Visitors can also fish and camp within the park for a full experience! 

The Miami Seaquarium is a 38-acre space dedicated to the conservation of tropical aquatic life. Exhibits vary from Penguin Isle to the Conservation Outpost – each featuring specific marine and tropical wildlife. Learn more about marine mammal behaviors at one of the variety of shows featuring dolphins, sea lions, and even a killer whale. Visitors can even schedule an animal encounter and interact with penguins and dolphins one-on-one, as well as touch pools where you can interact with a variety of invertebrates and fish. When you need a break from the fun, there are a variety of food and dining options for visitors to take advantage of.

If you’re really wanting to immerse yourself in nature, Oleta River State Park offers a plethora of outdoor recreational activities to choose from near the ocean and beach. Canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, swimming, and biking are only a few of the options to explore Florida’s natural beauty. Cabins and primitive camping selections are also available.

From Everglade preservations to beaches and oceans, Florida offers a variety of natural terrain and wildlife to see. It’s easy to be close to it all at The Waves Apartments Homes. Contact us below to find the perfect home for you at our Davie, FL apartments.

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