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Myakka River State Park

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13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
+1 941-361-6511
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The place to see Alligators!

Easy to find. Pay entrance fee per car on the way in. Seemed fairly large, but we only went to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
raken80
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Ontario, Canada
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Treetop Bridge

The treetop bridge is unique but not as high as you might think it is. Stairs lead to the top, but... read more

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honestrealreviews
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Orlando, Florida
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One of the original Civilian Conservation Corps parks.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“airboat ride” (330 reviews)
“canopy walk” (478 reviews)
“air boat” (109 reviews)
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13208 State Road 72, Sarasota, FL 34241-9546
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Easy to find. Pay entrance fee per car on the way in. Seemed fairly large, but we only went to the area that offered a boat ride (for an extra charge). At the small pier there was also a gift shop and snack bar/ restaurant....More

Thank raken80
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Reviewed yesterday

The treetop bridge is unique but not as high as you might think it is. Stairs lead to the top, but the bridge is located closer to the ground than the top staircase.

Thank honestrealreviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent the morning at the Myakka River State park. During our time at the park, we took the 1 hr.boat tour. We saw plenty of wildlife, from alligators, to vultures to snakes and plenty in between. The captain of our water tour (Ken) did...More

Thank lostnmass
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Do not miss this great park if you are in the area. Be sure and take both the boat and trolly rides. The history of the area & nature lessons are tops. You can even try some alligator meat snacks in the canteen. Biking trails...More

1  Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Went and spent the day hiking a couple trails and checking out the camp grounds for future camping trips. Plenty of wildlife to be seen and some real good photo opportunities. There is a little tourist store at the end with a little snack counter....More

Thank yankeedad69
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Real Florida real lake and many many real alligators and terrific boat ride and WOW scenery worth every minute of the day you spend there ,long hiking trails exotic scenery just a great place to visit and hey 1/10 th price of Orlando parks

Thank P7222KUjamesh
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to go here to get some outdoor time with the little one. The canopy walk and tower is really nice. I thought the bridges would have been longer but there's just one that takes you to a 76ft tower. The view is great from...More

Thank timothy r
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous tour and guide that we had. A must see while in the area . Parking is easy and the walking areas are well marked.

1  Thank Marianne C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't get more alligators in one place anywhere in Florida. Because this is a state park, the wildlife population is unbelievable. The airboat tour was really good and above my expectations. The tram tour was also good. Our guides made the tour interesting and...More

Thank FloridaDeetraveler
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park is easily walkable and bikable. Love the canopy trails and the lookout tower which provides a view from above the treeline. The river and lakes are just full of gators. A tour bus and a boat tour are available daily. We took the...More

1  Thank KarCam07
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tomflemming2017
9 January 2018|
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Response from kiddie1954 | Reviewed this property |
Get there early in the morning to get tix for lake/alligator tour - they sell out fast!!!!!! I do not think there are advanced reservations unless you are a group.
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pettravelor
20 December 2017|
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Response from iCRUISEify | Reviewed this property |
We did not stay. It was a day trip.
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