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“Myakka Tram Ride”

Myakka River State Park
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$59.00*
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Sarasota Bayfront Kayaking with Optional Selby Garden Tour
Ranked #6 of 141 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Myakka Tram Ride”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you're interested in seeing something more than alligators, the Tram Ride at Myakka State park provides an interesting introduction to the history and ecology of the park. Learn the secret of what the park looked like 90 years ago. Hint: Nothing like it looks like now..... you'll be surprised. Get a seat on the left side of the tram.... opposite the door as this is the side that the tram guide can see from his seat and will be pointed out most of the trip around the park. The tram will take you away from the lake and back into time.

Visited February 2013
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Versailles, Kentucky
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“Informative Air Boat Ride”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was a fun and educational experience. Guide was very informative. Good activity for all ages. Ticket was $12, but was worth it. Saw lots of alliators and birds.

Visited February 2013
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“Airboat Ride”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Excellent and informative airboat ride. Got to see lots of gators! Abundance of birds and wildlife to see. If you're a nature lover, you could easily spend the day at the park.

Visited February 2013
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London, Ontario, Canada
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A scenic park”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We enjoyed a relaxing day at this beautiful state park. The hike along the nature trail and the canopy walkway & tower were scenic highlights. We didn't take the boat ride on Upper Myakka Lake but still enjoyed sighting of birds from the birdwalk. There was a ranger with binoculars pointing out some great bird sights. We saw alligators by the weir and also the bridge on the main road. We also saw a beautiful group of pink roseate spoonbills, wood storks & herons. There is a cafe with indoor and outdoor dining available on picnic tables. The Gator stew was yummy. Will definitely return to enjoy the canoeing and kayaking that are available

Visited February 2013
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Portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic Park!”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

magnificent park with lots of different trees, plants, environments, excellent birds with a volunteer bird-guide, pretty good boat ride and tram ride. We were there twice in a week.

Visited February 2013
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