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Parrot Jungle Island

One of Miami's oldest attractions is no longer located in the ritzy Pinecrest neighborhood where it crafted its iconic status with bike-pedaling ring-dinging parrots. In 2003 it joined Miami Children's Museum on Watson Island, a more fitting tropical site on the picture-pretty waterfront of Downtown Miami.

Everything that you remember -- or heard about or saw in old postcards -- was ported over to the new site, including the park's signature sausage plant. Inside the attraction you will be able to pose for photographs with parrots perched on your head and shoulders or explore the various primates and reptile exhibits that were housed in the original park.

The main attraction is the bird show as parrots and other exotic winged critters perform stunts and flaunt their talents -- and their wingspan. Between the various shows you are welcome to walk the winding paths that circle the park and explore. There is even an elaborate playground area for those bringing young children.

While the park is open all year long keep an eye out for the park's season events. From trick or treating on the weekend before Halloween to Easter egg hunts in the spring, these bonus events are included with admission and offer a great time to visit the park and walk away with a little something extra.

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