Shark Valley Visitor Center - Everglades National Park


Shark Valley
Visitor Center

Enjoy a 15-mile tram tour
through the Everglades wilderness

 

 

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Shark Valley Visitor Center

Although Shark Valley is not as well-known as other regions in the park, its 15-mile long, hard-surfaced tram road penetrating directly into the wilderness is a prime wildlife viewing area.

Shark Valley Visitor Center is in the northernmost sector of Everglades National Park. It cannot be reached from the Homestead/Flamingo section.

Visitor Center Facilities
The tram ride here is one of the most popular attractions in all of Everglades National Park. The small visitor center has an educational exhibit, free brochures and a book store.

Tram tour information

Tram road loop trail

Observation Tower description

Shark Valley Bike Trail

Shark Valley nature hikes

The tram/bike rental facility has snacks and drinks.

Restrooms are available on site.

The parking lot and trails are open only during park operating hours.

However, be prepared to share this road with lots of other people unless you arrive when the Shark Valley gates open at 8 a.m. and rent a bicycle before the first tram leaves.

Directions:
From the Florida Turnpike, exit 25A (from the north) and exit 25 (from the south) and drive 25 miles west to Shark Valley.

From the Naples area, take U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) approximately 70 miles east to Shark Valley.

Location
36000 SW 8th St., Miami, FL 33194; GPS approx: N 25' 45.385'      W 80' 45.994'

Operating Hours
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mid-December - Mid-April

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mid-April - Mid-December

Hours subject to change. Call ahead.

Contacts
305/221-8776 Shark Valley Visitor Center
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Tram tour information

Tram road description

Observation Tower description

Bicycle rental information

Shark Valley nature hikes

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