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Loop Road

Address: 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Everglades National Park, FL 34141
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Florida Everglades Small-Group Eco-Adventure by...
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Type: Trails, Landmarks
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Cary, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The first five-seven miles of this are amazing. After this it got a little boring with long stretches of not much to see. I recommend taking jt for about five miles then turn around. Tbe next fifteen miles takes a long time at fifteen miles per hr.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The loop road started off slow. There was not much wildlife except vultures until around mile 16. The early part was just too dry. When we got close to 16, we started seeing alligators. The culverts were wet and wildlife was abundant. Towards the end, we started passing them unless something unusual caught our eye like a really large alligator... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Th Florida Everglades is one of the most diverse ecosystems in our Nation. I grew up begin able to visit the park, and even did some fishing in it's many water channels. And still when I come home to visit, it's one of my top attractions to see. Unfortunately, Florida residents have irresponsibly discarded their exotic snakes and animals into... More 

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a very rainy country
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118 reviews 118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

What a nice road this is. For the most part this is a gravel road but it is a very good road. We saw many alligators, sometimes more than ten together. We saw vultures eating dead fish, storks in the trees, alligators walking on the road, a very big turtle with a long neck. It was amazing! We have visited... More 

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Dunlop
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44 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We spent about 4 hours in the park & thoroughly enjoyed our visit, we went on the trolley tour & it was very informative regarding the plants & wildlife. They also offer bike hires to go around the 15 miles of circuit around the park & I think I would have preferred that as you can stop for as long... More 

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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This route feels very wild after you pass the settled area on the paved portion. There are culverts every 50 yards or so where the vegetation on the sides opens up to reveal little dioramas like something out of the museum of natural history, prehistoric times. Lots of alligators, birds, butterflies. Walk the Tree Snail Hammock trail - short and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A dirt road through the swamp that drove home the lessons learned from rangers in the other areas of the Everglades. I saw more because I knew how and where to look.

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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

If you are into driving and wildlife, look no further. Loop Road is a lengthy drive through the thick of Big Cypress in the Everglades. There is an abundance of birds and alligators along the road so make sure you stop at every clearing. This is a photographers paradise. Make sure you bring some water and a snack as the... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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40 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

read and research that this LOOP ROAD would be worth it ..so it was my my 'must-do 'list - after asking a ranger direction to get there -almost miss it because of lack of signage and- barely enough room for 2 cars to pass - can only go about 15 mph on the gravel portion, unless you kick up a... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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39 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The drive took us over two hours, but we stopped frequently, and although much of the road is not paved, it is very solid, if dusty. The Cyprus strands were impressive, and you come a Ross them frequently. There were more alligators to be seen than we could count. We had some impressive bird sightings, as well as some unusual... More 

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