Not many people visit the swamp …
To see its geology.
Cross sectional sketch of the swamp’s geology
But really, the geology is an underappreciated treasure of the swamp, and not uncoincidently buried under the ground. Did you know there is about 3 miles of marine limestone underlaying the swamp? In layman’s terms, that’s over 500 million years of deposition, all sitting on top of the Senegal Platform rifted away from the African Plate when the last supercontinent Pangaea rifted apart. Most of south florida’s drinking water is in the top 100 feet. About a thousand feed below ground is the cryptic geologic layer known as the boulder zone where coastal cities pump their treated municipal wastewater. Much farther down is the Sunniland Trend that holds a modest reservoir of hydrocarbons. I’m not saying the geology of Florida is as scenic as Yellowstone or other western parks, but it may be more interesting, even if if visualizing it and understanding it requires a good geology book. In that regard, I highly recommend Geology of Florida by Randazzo and Jones and Land from the Sea by Edward Hoffmeister.