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Address: 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Everglades National Park, FL 34141
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Amazing experience if you love animals. There are tons of crocodiles and alligators waiting for you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience if you love animals. There are tons of crocodiles and alligators waiting for you.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

* Before I get to the actual review, why is the TripAdvisor review page forcing me to answer "What sort of visit was this?" but presenting me me with six options that do NOT apply? I visited with my dad. We are both adults. However, I am forced to select from COUPLE (no), FAMILY - YOUNG CHILDREN (no), FAMILY -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was a fun 'offroad' adventure. Hundreds of aligators, birds, grashoppers, insects. The unpaved section is well maintained but find a car wash after since your car is going to be covered in dust in every crook and cranny. Thus, the road maybe best left for rental cars. Also, you don't need an AWD or 4x4. Any compact car will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Loop Road is just an amazing experience. Take the time to drive slowly and stop in some water spots where dozens of alligators and crocodiles can be seen for real !!!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We stopped at the Big Cypress visitor centre and watched a short film there, which was interesting and the ranger there suggested we go to the Oasis Visitor Centre because there are always gators in the water there. We had told him we were planning to drive the loop road, so maybe he thought we'd have more luck at the... More 

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Bournemouth, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Really enjoyed finding the Alligators, Turtles and birds by ourselves via this Loop Rd. Entered it close to Shark Valley and have to say that the vast majority of what we saw was between aprox 8-10 miles in. After that, virtually nothing. What we did see on that two mile stretch was totally amazing. Go do it...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had 3 days in the Everglades and having read the reviews on this site we were expecting the Loop Road Drive to be the highlight of the trip - but it wasn't. The vegetation cover on both sides of the track was quite thick and we were surprised how few openings there were to actually look into the swamp.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It is really worth driving, although most of the road is unpaved. It seems it is a main reason for emptiness of the drive - very few cars, very quiet. Wonderfull nature, a lot of birds everywhere. Aligators in the ditches and walking the street. Watch for owls taking sun bath in the middle of the road. They seem hurt/sick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

When you plan a trip through the Everglades, plan 2-3 hours to take the Loop Road. It's amazing. We spent three hours traveling the 24-mile road this week, and the time went by much too quickly. We started the loop at the western end, and within the first half mile, we saw a huge alligator sunning itself at the edge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A must if you want to see land in the raw: completely untouched and unspoilt by mankind. The quietness of life was just a joy. All you hear is the wildlife, and so much of it. The road is part dirt-track and part Tarmac and both are fine for car or cycle. Don't rush. Stop at every opening and you... More 

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