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Address: 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
Phone Number: 941-361-6511
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.

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Nice place to bring family and friends. Picnicking and hiking. Photography and birding. Lots of paring. Fee to get I .

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Venice, Florida
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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to bring family and friends. Picnicking and hiking. Photography and birding. Lots of paring. Fee to get I .

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We finally saw alligators in the river, but the swinging bridge was really cool! Nice walk. We skipped the airboat ride because we'd heard too many people say that they'd paid for the ride and not seen alligators, so we went down by the river and watched until we saw some down there.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

view from the observation tower is amazing.. 76 ft high.. you feel like a bird.. walk across the canopy bridge was fun and walk getting to it is also very nice.. beautiful.. definitely worth the effort for that view

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Thank Nicole S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Reasonably priced for a great outdoors day! Pay per car to enter the park. I believe it is $6. The airboat ride is narrated and inexpensive. Boat holds about 50 people. Over 1000 gators in the water! Food concession is tasty and fairly priced. You can also bring a picnic lunch. Kayak rental, bike rental available. A great cable bridge... More 

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Thank befrazr
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit. Great sight seeing and nature walks. Bring bug spray and sun screen if you plan on being there a bit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the best place to go to see wildlife in Sarasota. We took the grandkids and they got to see alligators galore as well as several birds and deer. We went in the late afternoon till sunset. There is a tree canopy walkway (like a treehouse), several walking paths, a boardwalk where we saw deer just a few feet... More 

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Thank Marie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of alligators and birds. Well worth the visit. The bridge about a mile inside the entrance is a good place to see alligators. The airboat tour is very informative and worth the price. There is a beautiful birdwalk towards the north entrance worth visiting.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to see and learn more about alligators in Florida, you've got to visit the Myakka State River Park! Here you can ride an airboat with a Cadillac engine on the Myakka River with a very knowledgeable guide/captain and learn all you'd ever want to know about alligators and their habitat. Go on a sunny day when the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful State Park with lots of activities to do, such as bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, boat tours, camping. We did the boat tour and it was fun! Birds, alligators (which we didn't see in the Everglades), a well qualified guide. Very friendly. Beautiful nature.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We tried the river boat ride and the canopy walk. Both were so worthy to enjoy the experience! It was in September so it was not crowded. During the boat ride, we saw a lot of alligators floating around and the captain had a lot of information about the place. Enjoy the ride and the love bugs at the dock.

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