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Address: 36000 SW 8th Street. Miami, FL, Everglades National Park, FL 33194
Phone Number: 305-242-7770
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Located in the Everglades, this trail is a great way to explore the...
Located in the Everglades, this trail is a great way to explore the Florida landscape.
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Tammy from Miami was our tour guide on the 2 hour tram ride. She is the best. You will learn the history & creation of the Everglades, the circle of life & ecosystem. Packed with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Groveland, Illinois, United States
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Groveland, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Tammy from Miami was our tour guide on the 2 hour tram ride. She is the best. You will learn the history & creation of the Everglades, the circle of life & ecosystem. Packed with wildlife.

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Hunt Valley, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is my second visit to Shark Valley both times in have seen an impressive variety of wild life. Much of it is up close and personal. The side trails can be interesting. When you start out bear in mind if you elect to walk you will see more of the wild life but the trail is very long and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We got to the park entrance a little after 11am only to find that the parking lot was full. We waited in the car line and got in after about a 30 minute wait and still made the 12 noon tram. The tram ride out to the observation tower was quite enjoyable. Our guide was very knowledgeable and would go... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had this place scheduled as a can not miss destination after several recommendations. After the amazing wildlife we saw taking a slow day and a half drive from Orlando past Lake Okeechobee and Big Cyprus using rest stops (slowly shooing a Sandhill Crane out of the way so we could get into our parked car at one stop was... More 

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Waukesha, WI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We took the tram (more of a trolly) because our children are too young to bike the 15 miles. It was enjoyable and the guides were very informative. However the wildlife experience is not the same as if you would bike or walk. If you bike, focus your time on the 7 miles along the canal. The sawgrass is neat... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Be prepared...If you choose the bike route, this 15 mile loop will test your stamina. As a family, we loved seeing the wildlife, snakes, birds, turtles, fish, and of course - gators... It was a beautiful representation of what the Everglades are and how important it is to keep them alive. All that being said, I enjoy the air boat... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We rented bikes on a Saturday morning to bike the Shark Valley Trail. Arrive early! There is limited parking within the National Park. Once the parking lot fills up, visitors are instructed to park along the side of the road leading into the park. If you have a large family or handicapped visitors, arrive early (before 10 AM) to get... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This 15 mile bicycle ride was a joy. Just off the asphalt path there were over 100 alligators. A birders paradise. The tower at the half way point is a beautiful panorama waiting for a good camera to take. Counterclockwise would be your best route because the return loop is better protected by the bush. Winter season overflow parking is... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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168 reviews 168 reviews
26 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Friends and family who are visiting are always surprised to see alligators freely meandering along the paths and waterways - with no fences or other means of separations. And the abundance of other wildlife, especially words is enjoyed as well. Walk. Rent a bike. Ride the tram -- you an enjoy how you want! Great for families and visitors of... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Arrive early or you will wait to get into the small parking lot. If you are there after 10:30 or so, you will wait up to 20-30 minutes. It is worth the wait. We did not take the tram and decided to walk a couple of miles down the path. There is a wide array of wildlife and we found... More 

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