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Shark Valley

Shark Valley Loop Road Miami, Everglades National Park, FL 33194
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Essex, England
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We drove here from Naples (1 hr 20 mins) en route to the Keys. Decided to take the 9.30am tram ride as it was blisteringly hot last week and we felt earlier the better temperature wise! We were glad we did as we saw a good assortment of nature even though it's the worst time of year (as such) to... More

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Tomball, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

One of our favorite areas of the Everglades! Lots to see and lots to learn. Did not get to go on the tram due to time restraints but would recommend it to others.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband was very excited to go to Shark Valley. I am not a huge alligator fan but went along with it. Well I didn't have to worry at all. Alligator sightings were at a minimal. I wanted to go so that I could take pictures. Very disappointed in that. I guess they don't like the heat either. We saw... More

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Oak Ridge
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

15 miles through the Everglades. Fun ride!! SUPER HOT!!! Wear sunscreen!!! The park is nice, there would have been more wildlife at another time of year, but it was still worth it.

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Granite Bay, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Mosquitos here were not nearly as bad as those in Flamingo or Anhinga but we still sprayed ourselves with a little "Off" just in case we later ran into a more infested area. We took the 12:30 tram tour to relax and enjoy hearing more in-depth infomation about the formation of the Everglades and its ecosystem. Our guide was adept... More

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St. John's, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are up for it the best way to take this trip is by pedal bike. 15 mile paved road loop is a very scenic view of the everglades while giving you time to take photos of many species of birds (hawks, cranes, etc) and alligators. For those not up to the biking there is a tram that can... More

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Rome, Italy
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Bring your bikes and pay your $10 entrance fee at Shark Valley entrance of Everglades (closest to Miami). There is a 15 mile paved bike and walking path in the midst of the Everglades where you can birds and gators. Start on right side and go counter-clockwise (against the tram route). Takes 2-3 hours. After 7 miles is a lookout... More

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Hollywood, Fl
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I have been riding my bike on this paved loop "trail" since the 1970's...long before it was "discovered" by the masses! While it can get a bit crowded on weekends nowadays, it is still magnificent...the best way to experience the Everglades safely. Over the years at different seasons I have seen big alligators, deer, turtles, wild boar, fish, many birds,... More

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Madrid, Spain
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It's been the best place I've been to I can remember: I love wild animals and here you'll see birds of many kinds, eagles, gators, crocodriles, snakes.... wonderful. Problem is that it's a bit expensive but with the ticket you can also visit the other two entrances to the Everglades national Park. it's worth to climb up the concrete structure... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!EXCELLENT!!!!!EXCELLENT!!!!!!!! well worth your time. absolutely! if you are able to bike ride the 15 miles on the trail, that is definitely the way to go. yes the tram is informative, but you cannot stop when you want to, or walk around on the trail. you can walk the trail instead of the tram, but that would be a bit... More

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