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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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Up close with the wildlife

We saw lots of gators on the trail - from newly hatched babies through to 15ft adults. Some of which we walked within 10ft of - which was a bit scary. We also saw plenty of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We saw lots of gators on the trail - from newly hatched babies through to 15ft adults. Some of which we walked within 10ft of - which was a bit scary. We also saw plenty of turtles and birds. At the end of the trail we picked up our junior ranger badges which was fun.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We visited in April and rented their bikes to do the 15 mile trail. It's self guided loop, we did the canal side out and back since that is where all the wild life seem to be at instead of doing the canal out to the tower and then taking the other path back. Lots of gators sunning themselves, birds,... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A wonderful experience, whether it is your first time to the area or the twentieth. Even if you are a native, you owe it to yourself to make this pilgrimage. Fill the gas tank and have along a picnic lunch/supper with extra beverages, use sunscreen, and don't forget the binoculars and cameras. The tram has a roof, but a sun... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My family and I went to Shark Valley on 04/06/15 and there was a long line of cars to get in and park. I was traveling with my wife and four kids ages 6-12. We just parked on the road and walked in.(same charge) As we walked in the park we saw at least 3 alligators, a few turtles and... More 

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Take a tram tour. Our guide was very good and had a sense of humor. We saw a lot of birds and alligators. Don't expect to see mammals - 98% of mammals are gone. The landscape itself it very boring (just plains with grass and tree islands) but birds and alligators worth to visit. I saw 21 alligators at one... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I visited with my wife as part of a triathlon organized by the National Park. The parking was full, so we waited for 10 mins to get in. The staff was very nice and informative through and through. Since this was a guided cycling trip to the tower and back, it was a lot of fun. We saw countless alligators... More 

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Dollar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Our whole family of four enjoyed this trip. Nice visitor centre and helpful staff. Took the tram ride which was excellent with an entertaining guide and lots of wildlife. Saw lots of alligators and birdes and understood the ecosystem of the Everglades much better by the end of trip. Enjoyed the climb up th e tower and amazing views of... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I was a little disappointed not to see gators out of the water. This may be due to the dry season. We saw turtles, some gators in the water, snakes and a variety of birds. No bicycle/child seat combo avail for our 39 pounds son, and the walk in the sun is a little too long to get to the... More 

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Yardville, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were there on Feb 9 and got the last 2-hour tram tour at 4 pm. It was great. Both the guide and the driver knew so much and shared so much. The wildlife was everywhere. The view from the tower was spectacular. Night was falling on the Glades and the animals were hunkering down for a rest. Well worth... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were unpleasantly surprised when we arrived 10 minutes before our reservation to learn we should have come one half hour earlier and "someone" should have told us that when we made our reservation. They gave our seats to someone else. And beware the parking lot fills up and they won't let a car in until one comes out.

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