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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Everglades National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Shark Valley and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We stumbled on Sharks Valley after a boat trip in another part of Everglades National Park and it was well worth the trip! We didn't arrive until 2.30pm and as it was very hot we decided to go for the...  more »
  • Being from California and remember scenes from Gentle Ben, I expected greenery and being surrounded by water. But because they are experiencing a drought it was more like vistas of brown grass. But th...  more »
  • Great hiking, biking, and even a guided tour if desired. Tons of trails and tons of wildlife from fish, alligators, herons, hawks, and ibis. Very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable park staff who sh...  more »