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Address: 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Everglades National Park, FL 34141
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First half is awesome, second half not so much

So the first half of this drive is filled with places to see gators and wildlife. It is a 27 mile drive on a gravel road. The second half of the drive seemed too congested and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hollywood, Florida

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Hollywood, Florida
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So the first half of this drive is filled with places to see gators and wildlife. It is a 27 mile drive on a gravel road. The second half of the drive seemed too congested and covered in shrubbery to really see anything. You might be better off turning back halfway and seeing the first half again. Wish we would... More 

2 Thank manzellam
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perfect road to see all that matters around here... You will drive and see a lot of alligators, birds, snakes

1 Thank vicwando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good no expense day out! Plenty wildlife to see Better if you have an SUV as you can see more but worth the drive round!! Saw gators & numerous birds!

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove it in April 2015. Saw lots of wildlife, birds alligators and turtles. You have to drive slow and watch for the wildlife. Road was hard packed gravel and in good condition. Lots of bugs when getting out to take pictures. Go prepared. Full tank of gas, bug spray, long sleeve shirt and pants, and plenty of water and snacks.

1 Thank Tom F
Berlin, Germany
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

An absolute must do is this beautiful road. Depending on your personal speed you need approx. 2h. Yes you can do it easily with a normal car. Take your time to watch the surroundings and you can easily find alligators, turtles, big fishes and many birds. And all that for free!

1 Thank holgerspiegel
Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is a long drive but worth it if you have the time. You certainly know you're off the beaten track. Saw only two alligators - one sunbathing in the middle of the road and the other on the side in the grass. Plenty of birdlife to photograph, and butterflies. There are signs warning of panthers in the area also... More 

2 Thank honie99
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

So we were not aware how long this road is before we went, we had been told 1-2 hours to explore it but it is 24 miles long and at least 20 miles of that is hard packed gravel with speed limit of 25 but you can only really do 15 due to potholes and if you want to look... More 

2 Thank Njaysharpie
Manchester, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Gators rule the road, bug spray all over is a must. In the summer months you want find lots of Gators, this trip we saw 3, last time I was 10. In the summer months and the rain, the gators don't come to the roadside waters as much. I entered from the Miami end, some nice houses on the drive... More 

1 Thank John A
Viborg, Denmark
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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's an unpaved road, easy to drive through with any car (we did it with a compact car, when it was raining) right between two canals. We saw many gators just stopping by every now and then. In a pool there where 7 at the same time! We even saw a bunch of little vultures eating a snake. Incredible, easily... More 

3 Thank Marianna C
New Paltz, New York
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This 26 mile loop is actually terrifying if you have young children (or common sense) For the first 15 miles you may see some enormous grasshoppers and maybe a snake. Then you realize you are in the swamps with no where to turn around, no cell signal and hopefully food and a full tank of gas. Gators are few, far... More 

1 Thank Bonzer34

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