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Flamingo Gardens Jeep Train in Flamingo, FL

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Craig spotted a postcard on eBay about a jeep train in Flamingo, FL.  Some additional investigation revealed the  train was located at the Flamingo Botanical Gardens. It looks like they still use a CJ-5 to pull the jeep train! A tour leaves every hour, on the hour, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

“Flamingo Gardens is a 60 acre not-for-profit attraction with a wildlife sanctuary, aviary, and botanical garden. The Gardens were originally the property of Floyd L. and Jane Wray, who in 1933 built a home and citrus grove on what was then the edge of the Everglades, where they started a botanical collection of tropical and subtropical fruit trees and shrubs.”

From the website:


Here are historical photos of the jeep train:

Florida Memory,


State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory,


Here’s the postcard: View all the information on eBay



Here are a couple additional pics from



One comment on “Flamingo Gardens Jeep Train in Flamingo, FL

  1. Gerald

    Those look like the optional high floatation 12′ dia sand tires in the bottom postcard. They are calling it a Swamp Buggy. Cool

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