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- We visited Shark Valley in early September, and I figured we’d be lucky to spot even one gator given the time of year. I was pleasantly surprised that we got to see 3 adult alligators, and several babies when doing the tram tour!
We did the tram tour (highly recommend), and I also walked along the Bobcat Boardwalk, which is really close to the visitors center.
Besides the gators, we also saw some birds such as the ahinga. I thought mosquitoes would be bad, but I didn’t notice any. We did not have any bug spray on.Written 7 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- If you can’t spot wildlife here, you can’t find it nowhere. A abundance amount birds, turtles and its. Beautiful walk. Highly recommended.Written 8 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Good place to start and pick up a map and list of guided talks and events for the day. Friendly staff and when travelling with kids, ask for the activity book and collect the Ranger badges.
Park Ranger David was awesome … a 1hr tour at the Anhinga Trail and the Gumbo Limbo Trail - Was informative. Saw Alligator, all sorts of birds and fish, lizards and wonderful plantsWritten 25 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Wee-Hoo! As tours go, this one is as good as it gets! The guided tour is 90 minutes long and the tour director I had, Scott, was the best, most friendly fact-filled tour guide I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Scott, a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp, turned what might have otherwise been a boring look at an abandoned missile base into the most informative educational and eye-opening of tours I've ever been on. Until you go on this narrated tour of HM69 Nike Missile Base Tour, you'll have no idea of how the Cold War (the most financially expensive war in human history) leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union began to lose all control over an escalating crises situation, how horrifyingly close we came to the point of mutually assured self-destruction, our own annihilation, and for that matter the possible extinction of the entire human race. For example, can you believe that our own nuclear launch control wasn't actually within the hands of our then President Kennedy but in fact at this site delegated to a low-ranking inexperienced army officer with then primitive crap for radar, communications, and other equipment? And if that fact isn't horrifying enough, there are plenty more to hear and learn that are.
"It is insane that two men, sitting on opposite sides of the world, should be able to decide to bring an end to civilization." - President John F. Kennedy, Oct. 27, 1962.Written 5 September 2023
- We stopped at all of the visitor centers in the everglades and this visitor center has a short trail to walk, it's the Anhinga trail. We loved to walk along the paved trail which is handicap accessible. We saw alligators up close and personal. We also saw Anhingas, Cormorants, Blue Heron, Ibis, and many more animals as we walked along the trail. It's an easy trail and you can even join a guided tour by the park ranger. We also bought sandwiches for lunch and they were tasty. This place is a must see place to go to. We highly recommend it.Written 29 January 2023
- Small trail all along the boarded walkway. Do some research before you go so you know what you are looking at.Written 13 August 2022
- Though it is quite quick, it's a nice walk to see some of the Everglades ecosystems up close as well as a vista. Though we appreciated its overall beauty, a bit of naturalist-type homework on our part would have paid off so we could have understood what we were looking at better.Written 21 February 2023
- I have since found that August is one of the worst times to come to Everglades, but that's ok. VERY few people in the park--like, most parking lots had 2 cars. They accommodate 50 lol. It was very hot, and I did not see flamingos (best to see those in April-May). But the sheer expanse is exciting to see, and the edge of the world down there at Flamingo is fun--put your feet in the Strait of Florida!Written 25 August 2023
- The visitor center was undergoing renovations and seemed like it might have been a major overhaul that would take some time to complete. So the facilities are lacking at this time. You can still see some cool stuff there though. Over near the marina, there was a huge osprey nest with baby osprey that were peaking out. Also near the marina, there was a big crocodile (not alligator). So that was cool.Written 22 April 2023
- Wow! What an experience! I learned so much from enthusiastic and informative Ranger Olivia (she was a FABULOUS guide!) during our walk through the water. It was so different to see the flora and fauna while standing in the wetlands. The highlight was observing the alligator hole (sans the alligator) and then actually seeing an alligator in a different area on our way out of the wetlands.Written 21 February 2022
- After the Anhinga Trail we decided to check out the Gumbo Limbo Trail. Very different indeed. We only saw two other people the entire time we were on the trail. If there were any animals, we didn't see them. It is quite jungly, green and pretty. Go for the Anhinga Trail and stay for the Gumbo Limbo Trail.Written 4 May 2023
- Long Pines do not throw a lot of shade, so this was a hot walk. That being said, it's near the beautiful Long Pine Campground and is a great way to see plant life that differs from the lower, swampier elevations. The trail is long, but you can go as far as you'd like and then turn around. Even though it was January, I saw some flowers in bloom as well as some butterflies. The view up through the pine trees made for some incredible photos.Written 25 February 2020
- This is an easy little elevated hike through the vegetation. The walkway is blocked off mid loop as it looks like a storm took out most of it. Lots of spiders and their webs, some birds.Written 31 December 2020
- I took my son (16yrs old) here while he was visiting Miami. He is difficult to get to engage in any activity, let alone with his mom, but we had the BEST day at the Park. The airboat tour was very informative and we did not have to wait too long ( we did not have reservations, and bought tickets on groupon so it was pretty inexpensive). After the boat, we got to interact with some gators, my son even held one! After we went on a walking tour of part of the park, and we actually saw a gator LIVE in the park about 2 ft from our feet!!! It was pretty cool for a 16 yr old boy from NY to get excited about a day with mom, but he must have had fun cuz he posted it on Instagram for all to see:)Written 5 June 2017
- Rented a canoe from Flamingo and did a nice long paddle. In general, the trail was easy to follow but in a couple of places either poles are missing or poorly placed, so we had to do a bit of backtracking on occasion. Lovely sense of peace and calm out on the water, though.Written 22 February 2022
Frequently Asked Questions about Everglades National Park
- The best day trips from Everglades National Park according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Miami Combo: City Tour, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride
- Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat
- 1-Hour Air boat Ride and Nature Walk with Naturalist in Everglades National Park
- Everglades Day Safari from Ft Lauderdale
- Everglades Airboat with free round-trip transport option
Everglades National Park Attractions Information