Shark Valley, Everglades National Park

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Shark Valley offers an opportunity to explore America's marshlands using a paved road, a limestone trail, and a boardwalk. Take a self-guided tour through the sawgrass slough and tropical hardwood forests. As a part of Everglades National Park, the 24 km (15 mi) trail winds through alligator territory and is also home to turtles, deer, and other wildlife. Halfway along the path, climb the observation tower to view the valley's panorama. You'll find bicycles for rent and tram tours available at the site as well. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Everglades National Park fast, fun, and easy.
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  • This is the least populated Everglades visitor center in my experience. They do offer a two hour tram tour through the park, but if you're just passing by, the trails are great for a quick walk. When ...  more »
  • one of the most beautiful places of Miami this is a must in size even though it is a short drive. best rent a car this is almost free in the states.
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  • On the home page above you can find the info whether remains closed. Were the day today in the Everglades with Everglades city. The area was hit hard by the hurricane Irma. Much is closed and partially destroyed. Other Broadwalks are still closed. Unfortunately, all the animals before the hurricane have fled. Currently, you must have luck to admire animals in their habitat. We had already in advance online booked a swamp buggy tour. Unfortunately, we were unlucky and got a few birds and a snake on the two-hour tour to face. Because we were slightly disappointed and we wanted to see absolutely still Gators, we have made an Airboattour. Here, we were lucky and got at least 3 Gators and two raccoons to face.
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Where to stay in Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park runs two full-service campgrounds inside its boundaries: Long Pine Key and Flamingo. The former operates on a first-come, first-served basis, and the latter accepts reservations. If you prefer bunking down on a mattress, Homestead and Florida City are your most convenient options. These two towns sit adjacent to one another about 16 km (10 mi) from the park's main entrance, and in them you'll find numerous economy chain motels. North of the park, the Miccosukee Reservation features a hotel and casino. If you're traveling Florida's western coast, Everglades City offers a few rustic inns, lodges, and economy motels.
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