Published: Aug 11, 2014 12:31 PM EDT

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Even though Everglades Wonder Gardens opened their doors in 1936. The iconic Florida roadside attraction recently went under new management and changed their mission after they closed their doors in 2013.

Local photographer, John Brady re-opened the facility last summer and revitalized the attraction for exotic birds and reptiles as well as his photo studio.

The 3.5 acre lush jungle, has been home to some of the most exotic Florida animals. Now focusing on a diverse collection of reptiles, flamingos, turtles, ducks and more than 40 gators, with many of their birds and reptiles being rescues form the Florida Wildlife Commission.

To commemorate this one year anniversary of their new mission, they're inviting all Lee and Collier County residents to join them for half off admission through August 31st.  

Everglades Wonder Gardens is located at 27180 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week.

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