Shark Valley Visitor Center

looking up towards the Shark Valley Tower
Shark Valley Tower

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Shark Valley has reopened!

Shark Valley is OPEN! Visitors are able to walk, bike, or ride the tram along the 15 mile tram trail. For tram tour and bicycle rental information please visit the Shark Valley Tram Tours website. As the park is still working to restore potable water to Shark Valley, guests should bring sufficient water for their own use during their visit.

A reminder that the park is open 24 hours a day but vehicles will only have access to the parking lot from 8:30 am to 6 pm daily.

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NOTE: VISITORS ARRIVING BY UBER - Due to the remoteness of this area we are finding that visitors arriving by UBER transportation are unable to acquire a return UBER, we suggest checking with your driver for return arrangements or have an alternative taxi option. There is no other public transportation to this site.

Directions to Shark Valley Visitor Center
36000 SW 8th Street. Miami, FL 33194
Approximate GPS Coordinates:25°45'27.60" N 80°46'01.01" W

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.

Hours of Operation
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mid-December - Mid-April
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Mid-April - Mid-December
Hours are subject to change. Contact by phone 305-221-8776.

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


Last updated: February 1, 2018

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Mailing Address:

40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034


(305) 242-7700

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