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Shark Valley

Shark Valley Loop Road Miami, Everglades National Park, FL 33194
305-242-7770
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Valleys, Biking Trails
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Located in the Everglades, this trail is a great way to explore the Florida landscape.
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

One would not suspect the abundance of gators and cranes and birds. Take the tram tour to get an overview then walk the safe path and click away.

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a 15 mile flat loop road where you can bicycle or walk or take the NP service tram tour. you cannot take your car there. Take the very informative tram tour about the everglades eco system. it is thriving with wildlife and you'll be able to see many wildlife including huge american alligators, turtles, and lots and lots... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

OK - on my bucket list to rent bikes at Shark Valley and we got there about 11am due to leaving Key Largo after a leisurely breakfast...about 2-3 hr rode trip there... still parking spaces there [ heard that lot can be crowded in peak months - we went early April - pleasant weather, slight breeze too 70 degrees] was... More

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PFAFFTOWN
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We visited Shark Valley and decided to take the Tram Tour (it was already 4pm, so it was the last tram running). Tami was our guide and Moses was our driver. The information provided was creative and entertaining. We had lots of opportunities to take photos, as well as just enjoy the nature. The observation tour provided a 360 degree... More

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Curtice, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

What an amazing experience biking this 15 mile loop! I had read other reviews but didn`t belive just how close the gators were! We had terra tikes and sit closer to the ground than other bikers, so riding so close to these reptiles is a whole new experience.

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A great, simple bike ride with plenty to see along the way and lots to feel good about when you finish! I have done this bike ride on a few occasions all at different times of the year and I have enjoyed every time. However, I would suggest for people to visit during the winter months when the humidity isn't... More

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Dunkirk, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We took the tram tour and really enjoyed seeing the wild life and learning from our guide, who just happened to be also from WNY. Plus there is a small creek next to the parking lot where you can see all the wild life as well. Nice gift shop tops it off, but they do not have a restaurant so... More

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Clinton, Washington
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206 reviews 206 reviews
83 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We hiked the old road and enjoyed every footfall. Strolling provided time to see the Florida Gar lolling in the water, view the alligators slipping from shore into the wet or sunning themselves along the bank, and watch the ahingas and other birds resting, drying their wings, and flying about. It's the second-best trek in The Everglades, so save it... More

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Quebec
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We did three activities in the Everglades (Shark Valley Trail, Anhinga Trail, and Airboat in Everglades). I will review all three. Shark Valley is difficult to rate. Anhinga was so much better for wildlife, but we were proud to have biked the 15-mile Shark Valley Trail. The Shark Valley Trail is relatively close to Miami (Anhinga is 45 minutes further... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A 2 hour tram ride is available through the Everglades. A park ranger narrated the tour and I learned so much more than I expected. I thought 2 hours might be too long, but the time went by quickly. I saw tons of alligators up close and any beautiful birds. Reservations are taken and recommended. There is a visitors center... More

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