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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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Nice bike ride

We went out for a first long ride with our 10 and 12 year old children. The 15 mile course was perfect. Definitely recommend extra water and a cooler. We read all the reviews and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We went out for a first long ride with our 10 and 12 year old children. The 15 mile course was perfect. Definitely recommend extra water and a cooler. We read all the reviews and were super excited to see the wildlife , sadly only one alligator hidden in the water and a bird. Will absolutely try again for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It was so hot and muggy, I thought I was going to pass out. We had to wait 45 minutes for the next tram tour (they only happen once every two hours). The tour takes two hours. In the summertime, you will see very little wildlife (they tell you that at the start). It cost $10 to park and $23... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went on the same day to a airboat tour and then to this tram tour on Shark Valley Park. The guide is nice, tells a lot about the animals and the park. But maybe because of the season, we saw only very few alligators from a distance, while on the airboat tour we saw many more and much closer.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I went in August, which is apparently the worst time of year to see wildlife, so didn't see much more than birds and a couple of gator noses poking out of the water. I thought the tram was worth the $23 for the information I received, but honestly thought the airboat ride I took a couple hours earlier was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to spot wildlife. Saw lots of birds, fish and an alligator. There's a 13 mile trail that I recommend you bike, rather than walk.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Shark Valley visitor center was a fantastic location to spot wildlife. If you want to see alligators, this is the place to go. The tram tour was very interesting and a great introduction to the park. Be sure to walk the trails around the area as you will find many unique sights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It was an incredibly hot day, so walking or cycling were not for us and we took the tram. First impressions are the emptiness and that there is little to see. However, the naturalist providing the commentary brought the area to life and we saw so much and learnt about the area and it's wildlife. Do take water, visit at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Our family of 4 did the tram tour so we would know what we were seeing, and that worked out well. It was a cheesy commentary but interesting, and we saw quite a few alligators close up. In fact we nearly tripped over one on the way to the Tower - coming from Australia that's a little unnerving as our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We are a family with 3 teenagers, so we forced them to cycle and see the alligators rather than take the tram. Boy, was it hot - make sure you take at least 2 litres of water per person. But we saw about 10 gators, one of them crossing the path less than 3 m from our bikes. Make sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This tower offers a great 360 degree view of the Everglades. We stopped on a Tram Tour, but you can bike here too.

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