The name Immokalee comes from the Seminole language and means "my home." The population is about two-thirds Hispanic which is evidenced by the many Latino-style shops and businesses.
The Immokalee Seminole Casino is a big attraction, and so is the Audubon Society's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, which has a resident nesting population of endangered wood storks as well as a multitude of other bird and animal species, including alligators.
Trafford is a popular spot for fishing and airboating – as well as alligator spotting. Guides are available. Immokalee is also close to the Everglades for those who want to discover the River of Grass.
Agriculture is the main industry in this small, mostly rural town of about 20,000 people. In fact, Immokalee is a major supplier of produce to the United States during the winter months. There is a thriving state farmers market in the town and also a pinhooker's market where smaller pickers sell fresh produce to the public at great prices.
Other highlights of this quaint, little town include evidence of the Indians' rich history, including a Seminole reservation.