Anne Kolb Nature Center

Between the beaches, Intracoastal Waterway, and the nearby Everglades, Fort Lauderdale is home to several natural wonders. One of the easy ways you can discover nature that is unique to South Florida is at the Anne Kolb Nature Center. An easy drive in your FL van rental from anywhere in Fort Lauderdale, the Anne Kolb Nature Center has attractions for the entire family.

The nature center itself sits on 1,500-acres of grounds that consist of a coastal mangrove wetland. A mangrove is a tree or shrub that grows in tropical swamp areas. The distinguishing feature of the mangrove forest is the dense, intertwining roots that stick up out of the ground. While many species of mangroves exist, a mangrove forest is a unique part of South Florida

In addition to seeing the mangrove forest, you can check out the 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium. The aquarium is located in the main exhibit hall; admission costs $2 per person. You can also climb the observation tower to get a good view of the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, and the mangroves. 

You can hike four different trails throughout the park: Lake Trail, Fishing Pier Trail, Mud Flat Trail, and South Trail. All but South Trail are under a mile long; each one is easy to moderate. Many people bring their bicycles in their van rentals to enjoy the trails. 

For your transportation to the Anne Kolb Nature Center, call Carl’s Van Rentals of Fort Lauderdale at 954-525-8008. Our staff can help you select the right FL van rental for your excursion to Anne Kolb Nature Center. Even the drive in your minivan rental to the nature center will give you a better glimpse into the unique natural features of Fort Lauderdale.


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