36000 SW 8th Street
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).
Take U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) approximately 70 miles east to Shark Valley.
Searching for the Shark Valley Visitor Center on Google gets you directions. Approximate GPS Coordinates: 25°45'27.60" N 80°46'01.01" W
Due to the remoteness of this area we are finding that visitors arriving by "on-demand" transportation services are unable to acquire return transportation on those services. We suggest checking with your driver for return arrangements or have an alternative taxi option. There is no other public transportation to this site.
Hours of Operation
Tips To Reduce Parking Stress
Visiting on weekdays, and arriving before 10 am or after 3pm, could help avoid long entrance station lines and delays, and difficulty finding a place to park.
During peak visitor season at Shark Valley (typically from December into April each year), parking is extremely limited and usually fills by 10 am. Holiday weeks and weekends (New Year’s, spring break, etc.) are extremely popular for visiting Shark Valley. During these times, visit Shark Valley with a back-up plan. Visitors are strongly encouraged to consider visiting mid-week, which is when Shark Valley is generally less crowded.
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Last updated: February 17, 2021