You have 2 trips in progress. See all
Shark Valley Visitor Center 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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
Shark Valley Visitor Center reviews
this is a great place to stop and take a tour. we saw tons of alligators and other wildlife. the tram ride out to the tower is FULL of information that you learn from the park tour guide/ranger. PS...
this is a great place to stop and take a tour. we saw tons of alligators and other wildlife. the tram ride out to the tower is FULL of information that you learn from the park tour guide/ranger. PS... more »
Park ranger was very helpful as we decided to get our lifetime pass. Visitor center has some good information but I thought they would have more on display about the region.
Park ranger was very helpful as we decided to get our lifetime pass. Visitor center has some good information but I thought they would have more on display about the region. more »
Good place to go biking! A 15-mile paved loop. It's best to bring your own bikes. Rentals will cost around $20. You may also choose to ride the tram for some fee, around $27. I love that there are tons of wildlife on the west side of the trail especially in winter. There is an observation tower halfway of the bike loop. Don't miss it out! It's a great way to view the vast wetlands. There are also short walking trails along the way under a few canopies of trees. Other things to note, parking fee is $30 and is good for 7 days. Restrooms and vending machines are located at the entrance. Please bear in mind that since this is the everglades, there are no shades the entire ride/walk so sunscreen and water bottles are a must. On the upside, you'll get tanned after exploring.
Great place to see South Florida wild life(guaranteed). Not for toddlers unless strapped in a stroller. Perfect for out of town guests to walk the paved walkways, enjoy the river grass, see birds, snakes, and of course, alligators. Plenty of parking, plenty of gators. Clean bathrooms. Staff is present. Tram service around paved loop into Everglades. Either rent or bring bikes. Some parts have no fenced areas, ergo, toddlers must be in strollers and small children need to be closely watched.
Plan your trip to Everglades National Park
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Everglades National Park
Side trips from Everglades National Park
Hidden gems in Everglades National Park
Nature in Everglades National Park
Wildlife in Everglades National Park
Nearby attractions in Everglades National Park
Trips in Shark Valley Visitor Center by other users
60 days in United States & Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Quebec City Montreal Ottawa 14 days in Florida BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH Orlando Key West Marathon 11 days in Miami BY A USER FROM PERU Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Speed Boats Tours Wynwood Walls 13 days in Florida BY A USER FROM EGYPT Orlando Key West Marathon 8 days in Miami & New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Miami New York City 8 days in Miami & New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Miami New York City