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Roadside Attractions: Everglades Wonder Gardens

August 13 | 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

In 1936 the Piper family established a roadside attraction called Reptile Gardens to attract people traveling on the newly opened Tamiami Trail. As the animals and botanical exhibits grew, they changed the name of it to The Wonder Games to appeal to visitors. In 2017 it was named a historical preservation by the Bonita Springs Historical Preservation Board. Join the president of Bonita Springs Historical Society to hear stories of its early years, the efforts to keep it open, and the many folks who have flocked to this roadside attraction hidden gem.