Located 30 miles west of Miami off the Tamiami Trail (U.S. Highway 41), Shark Valley is in the very heart of the Everglades freshwater marsh. You may walk, bike, or take a narrated tram ride along a 15-mile loop road into Shark River Slough. Along the loop road you will have the opportunity to view wildlife close up. Halfway around the loop is a 70-foot high observation tower providing a panoramic view of the sawgrass marsh much as it appeared to to the natives over 300 years ago. Shark Valley is 50 miles away from the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center.
Things to do at Shark Valley
Hours of Operation
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mid-December - Mid-April
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mid-April - Mid-December
36000 SW 8th Street. Miami, FL 33194From Miami, Shark Valley Visitor Center is located on Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail / SW 8th St.) 25 miles west of the Florida Turnpike, exit 25A (from the north) and exit 25 (from the south).
From the Naples area, take U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) approximately 70 miles east to Shark Valley.
Last updated: January 25, 2022