Access Miami


Biscayne National Underwater Park
9700 SW 328 St., Homestead 33033
305.230.1100 ×4
Boat trips to fish be-jeweled coral reefs & emerald islands. Concession-operated boat trips offer limited accessibility with assistance, but arrangements must be made in advance.

Deering Estate
16701 SW 72 Ave., Miami 33157
305.235.1668 ×233
Motorized scooters & wheelchairs available on first-come, first-served basis.

Dry Tortugas National Park
Dry Tortugas Park, 70 miles west of Key West, provides for wheelchairs on the ferry boat. First floor of Fort Jefferson is accessible.

Everglades National Park
305.242.7740 TDD
Everglades trails that are wheelchair accessible with paved or wooden boardwalks: Anhinga, Gumbo-Limbo, Pinelands (becomes off-road), Pahayokee Overlook, Mahogany Hammock, West Lake & Bobcat Hammock. Shark Valley offers a 2 hr. tram tour that is wheelchair accessible. Also the 15-mile looped road is paved & accessible.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables 33156
305.667.1651 ×3328
Wheelchairs available on first-come, first-served basis. Each tram can accommodate two visitors using wheelchairs.

Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead 33031
Paved trails; trams accessible.

Golden Access Pass
Free pass available to all permanent U. S. residents who have been medically determined to have a permanent disability. Entitles bearer and immediate family or accompanying passengers to free admission to all U. S. national parks, monuments, forests and historic sites as well as half-price camping. Time period: lifetime. Apply at entrance to the park.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
Overseas Hwy Mile Marker 102.5, Key Largo 33037
Nation’s first underwater park, with tropical fish & coral; snorkeling trips & glass-bottom boat tours. Boat tours accessible.

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami 33132
Off of I-395 bet. Downtown Miami & South Beach
Guest Relations – 305.400.7275
Tropical bird shows, plants, flowers; wheelchair rental, $8.50/day; electric convenience vehicle (ECV) rental, $30/day; interpreters, listening devices available; service animals welcomed.

MDC Parks with Nature Trails

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Key Biscayne 33149
Marine-life entertainment park with dolphins, sea lions & killer whales; free admission for wheelchair user & companion; wheelchairs available at Guest Services; first floor accessible.

Monkey Jungle
14805 SW 216 St., Miami 33170
Humans are caged and the monkeys run wild. Pathways are mulched & covered with rubber mats.

Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 St., Miami 33177
Wheelchairs available – $8/day; monorail & trams accessible.