Monday, December 12, 2011
Christmas Lights at Sarasota's Jungle Garden
Without a doubt, Sarasota's Jungle Garden is a local treasure. I visited the Jungle Gardens for the first time last evening. Wanting to view Christmas lights, I was lured by the promise of over 1 million holiday lights. And, while it is not the high tech synchronized display often viewed today, I was not disappointed.
Built in the 1940's, Sarasota's Jungle Garden is one of the oldest attractions in the state with approximately 85% of the featured guests having been rescued or donated. During the day, visitors are greeted by rare and endangered exotic birds, reptiles, mammals and crocodiles on winding jungle trails covering 10 acres of lush tropical vegetation.
Merry Christmas from Team Vitale
Submitted by Jan Petters