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Shark Valley

Address: 36000 SW 8th Street. Miami, FL, Everglades National Park, FL 33194
Phone Number: 305-242-7770
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$159*
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip...
91%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Valleys, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Located in the Everglades, this trail is a great way to explore the...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Valleys, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Located in the Everglades, this trail is a great way to explore the Florida landscape.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you want to experience the Everglades without a lot of effort (other than the drive), this is the place to go. There are birds and alligators galore, and the fresh air alone is worth the trip. We took the tram, using a military discount, and felt that we got more than our money's worth of wildlife viewing and educational... More 

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This should be on every visitor's list of places to visit in the Everglades. The tram ride is an excellent way of seeing the 'River of grass' and the commentary provided by the guide was very informative. The observation tower gives a wonderful view over the land and enables you to appreciate the vastness and nature of the area. You... More 

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Virginia
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19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Shark Valley entrance to the Everglades National Park is a must see. Visitors can rent a bike or bring their own to traverse the 16 mile loop OR they can take the tram tour. Either way visitors will likely see a plethora of wildlife: Alligators, herons, egrets, snakes, etc. It is a great way to be introduced to this... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Entrance to the park is $8 per car. You can stroll around and see free alligators on the edge of the canal and the trail. It seems they are well fed and do not attack anyone (that I know of !) Taking the open bus tour is $23 per person but really there is not that much to see. There... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If you can only do one thing in the Everglades do the Tram at Shark Valley. We had a lot of visitors of all shapes and sizes and I believe everyone had opportunities to see amazing animals,reptiles and birds that live in the Everglades. Sit by the front if you can and enjoy this amazing resource.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If you only have time to go to one area in the Everglades, you can't go wrong by spending a few hours at Shark Valley. There are egrets, herons, wood storks, other birds, and alligators. The wildlife is right there near you. You do not have to go hunting for birds.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Took the boys and my parents to visit Shark Valley and lucked into a quiet day with no crowds and lots of open spots on the 3:00 tram. (Although we saw a full tram unload from the 1:00 trip before it picked us up). The guide was entertaining and we learned so much more than we would have taking the... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

First off, notice that the Shark Valley location of the Everglades park isn't as famous or as visited as the other location (Ernest Coe Visitor's center or Flamingo's Visitor's center). However, it provides you with a fresh view that is different from the other sites. Before you go, know that the parking lot at this location is small so get... More 

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Irving, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

While driving into the park, saw a bird, stopped to take a picture and sitting in the canal below was a huge gator! First sighting less than 30 seconds into the park. The tram tour was great. Very knowledgeable guide, pointed out lot's of different plants, animals, and surroundings. The stop at the observation tower was great, excellent views. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Parking is really bad! Come early if you don't want to be seating in your car per hours. Is a shame such a beautiful place. 😣

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