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Loop Road

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Address: Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, Ochopee, FL 34141-2083
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Private Tour: Everglades Sightseeing at Big Cypress National Preserve
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The Loop Road starts and ends on Rt. 41 (the Tamiami Trail). The approach from the west is what you might call an improved trail--meaning it is not paved, but it is no challenge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Loop Road starts and ends on Rt. 41 (the Tamiami Trail). The approach from the west is what you might call an improved trail--meaning it is not paved, but it is no challenge for the typical rental car. Just leave the family Ferrari or Bentley at home, since the car's going to get dusty. We had no idea what... More 

Thank davidlane2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Check out alligators, plants, birds and Floridas wildlife in their natural surroundings. The best is this comes for free, no toll road. You can take pictures of the wildlife right out of the car window.

1 Thank Harald S
Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we saw tons of wildlife on a sunny and humid afternoon. there were alligators on the road. we even saw a cottonwood viper. the best view is when the road make a left turn going south. there is a river flowing underneath the bridge and we saw tons of herons, egrets, turtles, alligators, hawks from this location. Highly recommended!

1 Thank sangoy
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719 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Here is 26 miles of the original TaMiami trail built by Collier and Flagler. It winds through the Everglades and one can see swamp,cypress trees, multitudes of birds and enough alligators to clothe the uS Senate

Thank Steve R
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5 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent opportunity to view alligators in the wild. A long and dusty road, but a gator at almost every pool, of which there are dozens! There is a nature trail for walking but be warned! Mozzies!!

Thank RickyRooEngland
Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We saw one other vehicle the whole time we took this detour off US41. The road has some rough spots and it's best in dry weather. Lots of places to stop and walk with great bird watching if your quiet.

Thank bikingfarmer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Loop road is a gravel road, usually pretty dusty, that runs about 15 miles into the everglades along a canal. The wildlife is normally in abundance and I personally have seen gators of every size up at least 12 foot, turtles of varying sizes and species , birds from tiny yellow ones of wren size to great blue, small green,... More 

1 Thank jdone
Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Big Cypress National Preserve offer National Geographic quality photo opportunities. The Big Cypress loop road is not paved and 30 miles long. It would be best to take this loop when the area has been without rain recently. Shortly after beginning the drive a pull off near a trail has rest rooms. The best viewing is in the mid section... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

What an awesome experience seeing so much wildlife, cypress swamps and interesting houses built up with moats around them. We saw so many gators right next to the road giving us some fabulous photos. And, our favorite part was the roseate spoonbill 10' away from us eating in the swamp. So close we would enjoy his calls. Then he flew... More 

1 Thank MelissaScott7613
Kalamazoo, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is a dirt road scenic tour along Alligator Alley. It's slow, but you get to see alligators and many bird species up close.

Thank dencrocket

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