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Address: 13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
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+1 941-361-6511
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:30
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One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.

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MUST visit this park!

We've been to Sarasota 5-6 times and somehow managed to miss this gem. Now I will make it a repeat occasion on every trip. The most incredible nature sighting can be found here... read more

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took both the tram ride and the airboat. The tram was probably the more interesting of the two with the most information. The "airboat" was basically a barge with a fan that went a couple of miles an hour. We saw alligators, but at a large distance.

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Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very disappointed on our trip to Myakka last week. We paid over $60 (plus entrance fee) for our family of 6 to ride the airboat tour and didn't see one gator. Conditions on the lake were windy on our visit. We learned that the gators move to calmer areas on windy days. I was upset that they don't bother to... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've been to Sarasota 5-6 times and somehow managed to miss this gem. Now I will make it a repeat occasion on every trip. The most incredible nature sighting can be found here. We saw alligators, white pelicans, great egrets, blue herons, etc. We skipped the canopy as it was a bit crowded but did the Boardwalk, and a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful park along river. Nice, informative boat ride with funny and knowledgeable driver. You'll see lots of alligators if you sit on right side of boat. Tasty food in cafe. Several spots to view and walkable nature trails. Bikes available for rental. Board walk through rain forest to river. Popular deck for bird watching. Nice nature spot close to urban... More 

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Washington, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots to do! Several hiking trails that are nice. Boardwalk for birding. Saw alligators near the bridge. Lots of picnic tables. Didn't do airboat or tram. Nice gift shop with a large variety of items. Canopy walk was cool.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent an entire day at Myakka. Lots of gators. Lots of birds. Fun airboat ride tour. Don't miss the canopy walk-way. The lunch was delicious as well. We plan to return and spend more time here next time we are in Florida.

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angouleme, france
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we visited 2 days in succession as the airboats fill up quickly & we were too late the first day, so explored the area fully including canopy walk & boardwalk. A great place to watch Roseate Spoonbills & Alligators in abundance...Took the airboat on 2nd day - well worth the wait, knowledgeable ranger & we saw an awful lot of... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Large park. Had high expectations, but as I explored the park I was let down at just about every turn. The signage is weak, and interpretive signage is sorely lacking. The brochure hand outs are very basic, out of date, and have errors. There are cool depression era CCC cabins here, but not labeled, no explanation for the apparent restoration.... More 

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having never seen an alligator in the wild, I brought my camera and two friends and arrived early in hopes of glimpsing one. Before we even crossed the first bridge we looked down and saw 5 BIG gators laying in the sun at the edge of the river. I was able to zoom in and check them right out! Then... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been going to Sarasota Florida for years but never visited this park. It was so easy to get there from my hotel. The fee to get into the park was $6 and the boat tour was I think $29, good value. There is lots to do in the park but I only went for the boat tour. The... More 

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