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“A leisurely drive from east coast to west”
Review of Tamiami Trail

Tamiami Trail
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US$140.00*
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Full day Everglades, Big Cypress and 10,000 Islands, Airboat and Boat Ride
Ranked #1,610 of 5,239 things to do in Florida
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Owner description: Also known as U.S. 41, this road crosses Everglades National Parks' northern border.
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We decided to take route 41 - Tamiami trail because it looked scenic and we were not disappointed. We saw gators in the wild - so much better than seeing them in captivity, there are lots of places to stop - great information centres, an Indian village ( we did not stop there though) and a photographic gallery which was very interesting and had some fantastic photographs taken using a box camera which you can see in the gallery too. If you have the time, take the Tamiami trail!

14  Thank car0lyne_g
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

We opted to blaze through the Tamiami Trail rather than Alligator Alley (I-95), and were so glad we did. It may be a wee bit longer, but it's definitely worthwhile. There are plenty of opportunities to see gators, visit Native American shops and restaurants, "hike" through the Everglades, and explore the swamp via air boat. We didn't do all of these, but we saw the gators, attempted to hike along the boardwalk (mosquitoes put a stop to that), ate at a Native American restaurant village (it was mediocre and not worth the cost), and saw the country's smallest post office. Still, it was well worth the trip, even if only to take in the sights from your car. Do yourself a favor, though, and try to stop at the tourist spots along the route. Oh, and make sure you gas up before heading out on the trail. Gas stations are sparse. Pros: There is lots to do and it's very scenic. Cons: Mosquitoes, mosquitoes, mosquitoes. Come prepared if you're venturing in the swampland.

20  Thank TelMcg
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

This is a great road to travel. It takes you through Sarasota which is a must for stopping over if you are travelling the west coast of Florida. Today we drove the Trail through the Everglades. I really hoped we would see some gators and I wasnt disappointed! we saw a couple crossing the highway and I stopped at one of the stopping places and saw one which I video'd for quite a while. It was amazing to get up so close. We also saw a large turtle sauntering along the roadside! As opposed to a lot of our travelling which I just wanted to get from A to B asap, I took my time driving this part of the trail and its quite a quiet road through the Everglades. There are plenty of opportunities to stop and take an airboat ride if the mood takes you and you pass few quite a few indian villages along the route. Naples to Miami was about 100 miles at a guesstimate. Unlike a lot of the highways which are fast and furious, i found this a pleasant unhurried drive - enjoy!

13  Thank Merlins_mistress
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Reviewed 17 December 2010

Suggest you get here early in the Morning for two reasons (1) it gets very hot during the day (2) you want to avoid the bicycle waiting list. The observation tower is limited to the first level. If you are bicycling and you have not done much exercise in a while, you may find the return a bit tiresome. If you are tired alternate with walking. Consider going to the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park afterwards.

10  Thank xardinita
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