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Loop Road

33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Everglades National Park, FL 34141
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Pinecrest, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I live in South Florida and love the Everglades. I take drives into the 'Glades frequently during the cooler months since I do not enjoy the blistering heat in the summer nor the buzzing sound of the mosquitoes. I love to take photographs in the Everglades, especially of the abundant bird life and the panoramic vistas. Having said that, I... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was my first trip to Loop Road, The road was not paved we biked ride. peaceful but just straight riding and kind of rough. I road the west side. Maybe the east side would be better. After that we went to a little 1920's crab shack for lunch down the street, It had no a/c but customer service was... More

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Florida
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

There is plenty to see driving along the famed Loop Road, even if only you just go as far as the paved road takes you. We turned left onto Loop Road from Tamiami Trail and drove down towards the Loop Road Education Center. We first came upon the old Pinecrest Gas Station which makes for a really fun photo-op! Just... More

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Wakefield, RI
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11 attraction reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is the shorter 17 mile drive - not the longer Loop Rd. The Birdon drive was quite drab - we saw no wildlife at all - likely because it's summer and with the rainy season, there is lots of water and the animals disperse elsewhere (quote from the National Park Service). Still, there is very little access to creeks... More

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have traveled route 41 across Florida two other times..never new this existed until I saw it on here..its well worth the drive we saw multiple gators..and scenery was grand..will do this again..oh and as you will read take insect repellent this is not an option but a must! Its well worth the $5 for the repellent! As for vehicles..... More

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Orlando, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A well maintained dirt road that crosses a large cypress swamp. It allows for great photographs at one of the many bridges and culverts that cross under the road. Each one of these crossings will reveal a new scenic view with cypress trees, bromeliads and an assortment of wild live. Bring your wide angle lens. I didn’t see any giant... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Being from the UK where the biggest reptiles we have are lizards we were fascinated by wild 'gators'. We did Corkscrew but they weren't showing themselves the day we went. We browsed around Tripadvisor and found the loop road, which sounded promising so we set off on the relatively short trip down the I75 from Naples. Once on the sr41... More

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Parrish, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place lived up to all the accolades I have read......It is a photographer's paradise. A lthough it is only 20 miles long, if you have a camera, plan on a MINIMUM of two hours. Look down before stepping out the car...there may be an alligator right beside you! I stepped out of the car to put on some insect... More

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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The road is very, very long. We didn't drive through the entire road, which could be why we didn't see much. We saw many vultures, a giant grasshopper, a Florida Softshell Turtle and about 3 small alligators. It started to pour, which didn't allow us to lower our windows and possibly see more wildlife. The moments we did open the... More

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Port Orange, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

SOUTH OF THE TAMIAMI TRAIL!! Not well marked and during the rainy season, june until october, it can be partly under water, so check before traveling the full length. Mostly unpaved and built around the same time as the Tamiami Trail. http://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/upload/BICY-Loop-Road-Scenic-Road-FINAL-2.pdf The road is fairly narrow along with a 25 mph speed limit but that's one of the attributes... More

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