Shark Valley

A ranger guides a tour at Shark Valley.

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.

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

  • Shark Valley Visitor Center offers educational displays, a park video and informational brochures. Books, postcards, and other souvenirs are available at the gift store.
  • Guided tram tours, bicycle rentals, snacks, and soft drinks are available from Shark Valley Tram Tours.
  • Two short walking trails (one accessible), are located off the main trail for your enjoyment.
  • Restrooms are available.
  • Limited cell phone coverage.


36000 SW 8th Street. Miami, FL 33194

From 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

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034-6733


305 242-7700

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