Cypress Gardens is an entertainment park about 50 miles south of Orlando. It covers over 200 acres surrounding Lake Eloise. The park includes botanical gardens, plantation gardens, an authentic paddle wheel boat, alligators, animal exhibits and habitats, botanical boat cruise, ice-skating show perform by Russian skaters, water-skiing show etc.
The animals (and birds)
The "Island In The Sky". This engineering marvel (made in Sweden) consists of a rotating platform that is lifted up, providing a panoramic view. Below are pictures of and from the 'island'.
Cypress Gardens contains an authentic paddle-wheel boat.
One of the several shows at the Cypress Gardens is a water-skiing show put on by world-class water-skiers.