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Welcome to Florida.
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The Florida Tamaimi Trail Scenic Highway
As you travel along the Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway, you will experience one of the largest remaining tropical wildernesses in the continental U.S., the Florida Everglades. A truly unique ecosystem, the everglades are home to an abundance of plant and animal life. Explore the many public lands on or accessed by the byway, including Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, and Collier Seminole State Parks. The Tamiami Trail offers visitors an opportunity to escape into the wilds of Florida where you can search for endangered Florida panthers or cigar orchids. While in Big Cypress National Preserve, take advantage of opportunities to bike, hike, canoe, and picnic.
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Junction of U. S. highway # 1 ( Brickell Ave )
North to downtown Miami, Miami Beach. South to Barnacle Historic State Park. The Barnacle Historic State Park offers a view of Biscayne Bay and a view of Old Florida. Commodore Ralph Munroe's home and boathouse are right out of the 19th century.
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Junction of highway # 993

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Junction of highway # 9
North to communities of Hialeah, Florida, Miami Gardens, Florida.
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Junction of highway # 826
North to communities of Hialeah, Florida, Miami Lakes, Florida, Miami Gardens, Florida. South to West Miami, Florida, South Miami,Florida, Coral Gables, Florida.
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Community of Sweetwater, Florida
Access from highway.
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Florida's Turnpike
The Florida's Turnpike is a 450-mile system of limited-access toll highways. Its Turnpike mainline passes through 11 counties from north Miami to a junction with Interstate 75 in north central Florida.
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Junction of highway # 997
South to communities of Homestead, Florida City, Key Largo.
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View from highway ( Looking at the Tamiami Canal )
Driving west. The Tamiami Canal is located in Miami-Dade County. From Water Conservation Area III, the canal drains eastward past Miami International Airport to a navigable salinity control center that prevents saltwater coming in from the Atlantic Ocean. Tamiami Canal has 27 miles of boat-accessible canals and small lakes which provide excellent freshwater fishing. The canal is about 40 to over 100 feet wide and averages around eight feet deep. Some lakes are over 50 feet deep.
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View from highway
Looking north at the Tamiami Canal, FL. Some of the most exciting and varied canal fishing in southeast Florida are at Tamiami Canal. Many fishing enthusiasts have recounted stories of canal 'trifecta' or 'grand slam'catches consistingg of butterfly peacock and largemouth bass, snook, and a tarpon. In the mid-1980s, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission introduced the butterly peacock, a world famous game fish.
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Community of Coopertown, Florida
South of highway. Access to Everglades Airboat Tours. Coopertown was founded by John Cooper in 1945 and has remained with the Cooper family since. The site where Coopertown occupies was originally an Indian village where the family of Jimmy Osceola lived in the early part of the 1900's. They lived a very simple life, as did many of the Seminole Indians living along the Tamiami Trail at that time
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Roadside turnout
Gravel turnout, no services, south side of highway
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View from highway
Driving west.
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Access to Everglades Air Boat Tours
South side of highway.
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Miccosukee Indian Reservation, FL.
Eastern boundary.
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Access to Everglades Air Boat Tours
North side of highway.
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View from highway
Driving west.
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Access to Everglades Air Boat Tours
North side of highway.
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View from highway
Driving west.
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Everglades National Park Shark Valley
Everglads National Park is the only sub-tropical preserve in North America. It spans the Florida peninsula's southern tip and almost all of Floriday Bay. Temperate and tropical plant communities such as pinelands, sawgrass prairies, hardwood hammocks, and mangrove and cypress swamplands can be found at the park. It also contains marine and estuarine environments. The park has a rich bird life, in particular large wading birds like the roseate spoonbill, a variety of egrets, wood storks, and great blue heron. It is the only place in the world where you can find alligators and crocodiles existing side by side. Everglades National Park has been designated a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance.
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Florida Everglades National Park Shark Valley Visitor Information Center -This is a must see and do.
South of highway 1./2 of a mile. Shark Valley is located along U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) on the northern border of the park. The visitor center features exhibits, information, and book sales. Shark Valley lies in the heart of the 'river of grass' that stretches 100 miles (160 km) from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico. Wildlife abounds here in a freshwater ecosystem of sawgrass marsh and tree islands. A fifteen mile (24 km) tram road (not open to private motorized vehicles) extends into the marsh, offering one of the best opportunities to view alligators in Everglades National Park. A two hour narrated tram ride provides an overview of the freshwater Everglades, and bicycles are available to rent. Those wishing to explore alone can walk the short trails and portions of the tram road, or bike. An observation tower located halfway around the tram road provides a spectacular view into the saw grass marsh.
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Everglades National Park Shark Valley Visitor Information Center
Short side trip taken, leaving highway.
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Taken from Trails
Everglades National Park Shark Valley.
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Taken from Trail Viewing Tower & Interpretative Area
Located at the end of their trail system. Everglades National Park Shark Valley.
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Taken from Trail Viewing Tower & Interpretative Area
Located at the end of their trail system. Everglades National Park Shark Valley.
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Taken from Trail Viewing Tower & Interpretative Area
Located at the end of their 9 mile trail system. Everglades National Park Shark Valley.
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Taken from Trail Viewing Tower & Interpretative Area
Everglades National Park Shark Valley. NOTE; notice the alligator in photo
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Taken from Trails
Everglades National Park Shark Valley.
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Back on highway
After a short side trip to the Everglades National Parks Shark Valley Information Center and trail system. It would be a mistake to drive by and not take in this wonderful opportunity to view the Everglades, for older children it would be the highlight of their trip. NOTE; you can take your own bike, on the trail system.
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Access to Everglades Air Boat Tours

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Access to Everglades Air Boat Tours, FL.
Access from highway
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Access to Police and Fire Station
South side of highway.
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Big Cypress National Preserve Photo - Big Cypress National Preserve highway sign
Eastern boundary. The first National Preserve in the National Park System, Big Cypress has a mixture of pines, hardwoods, prairies, mangrove forests, cypress strands and domes. White-tailed deer, bear and Florida panther can be found here along with the more tropical linguus tree snail, royal palm and cigar orchid. Visitors will find a recreational paradise with camping, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and birdwatching opportunities. Those passing through may be enticed to linger in this remnant of wild Florida to search for evidence of the elusive Florida panther or to watch an endangered woodstork feeding along a roadside canal.
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View from highway
Driving west.
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Collier County, Florida
Eastern limits. Florida's Last Paradise, home to extreme opposites of unsurpassed beauty. From world-class beaches, resorts, shopping and recreation to sweeping sawgrass prairies and wetlands with flourishing wildlife, this is truly Florida's Last Paradise. Here you will find the quaint and historic, as well as the elegant and modern.
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Junction of NationalParks Roadway # 94
South side of highway, access to National Parks Service campgrounds. Pinecrest, Open All Year - Primitive camping with no water or rest room facilities. Campgrounds may close seasonally or temporarily for repairs or resource concerns. Mitchell Landing. - Open All Year - Primitive camping with no water or rest room facilities. Campgrounds may close seasonally or temporarily for repairs or resource concerns.
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Access to Clyde Butcher Big Cypress Gallery
South of highway.
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National Parks Big Cypress Oasis Visitor Information Center FL.
South side of highway, washrooms, picnic tables. Access to Big Cypress National Park Florida National Scenic Trail System. 31 hike-able miles of the trail are found within the confines of the Big Cypress National Preserve. Hikers planning to make their way along the whole stretch should be prepared for a challenge. This is one of the most isolated outdoor experiences in the country. But for this reason, the trek is particularly rewarding. The trail crosses through a patchwork of ecosystems, including swamplands; pineland and hardwood hammock stands; bamboo slough and of course, cypress. Throughout the trail, you're likely to encounter a remarkable array of wildlife, from bobcats and wild hogs to endangered Big Cypress fox squirrel and the 'snakebird' or anhinga, so named for its habit of submerging its body in the shallow waters while on the hunt, leaving only its head and neck visible. The southernmost section of the trail branches off of Loop Road, through wildflowers, willows, and bayberry strands. Crossing over the Tamiami, and past the Oasis ranger station, swampland gives way to forest land populated by rotund cypress and the fan-leaved saw palmetto, where bears make their winter dens. The final section of the trail passes through hardwood hammock, cabbage palms, and bamboo slough. Plan your trip carefully, as campsites are spaced several miles apart, and the going is likely to be relatively slow through much of the trail.
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Junction of NationalParks Roadway ( Loop Road )
Access to Munroe Station.
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Access to National Forest Park Big Cypress Preserve Monument Lake Campground FL.
North of highway. Open All Year. Monument campground has flush toilets and water available. An outside, cold water shower is also available. NO HOOKUPS for electricity, sewer or water are available in any of the National Park Service campgrounds in the Preserve.
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Roadside turnout Picnic Area
Big Cypress Kirby Storter Roadside Park, Picnic Tables, South side of highway.
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View from highway
Driving west.
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Junction of NationalParks Roadway # 839
H. P. Williams National Parks, FL. Roadside turnout, Picnic Area, picnic tables, north side of highway
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Turner River Canoe access
North side of highway, picnic tables & shelters.
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Access to Campground
South side of highway.
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Access to Public Telephone
North side of highway.
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Access to Big Cypress National Perserve Headquarters, FL.
South side of highway.
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View from highway
Driving west.
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Junction of Highway #29
Eastern boundary of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve Florida State Park. - Fakahatchee Strand is a 75,000-acre wilderness area. Limited access, limited facilities. The wilderness character of the area and the diverse plant and animal life found within the Fakahatchee Strand are what attracts visitors. Along W. J. Janes Scenic drive are located several old logging roads which visitors are welcome to walk on. The Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk located along US 41 is popular with visitors who aren't as adventurous about getting into the wilderness. It offers a half-mile long boardwalk, with interpretive signage, that goes into an original growth cypress forest. Some of the Cypress tress in this area are 6 feet in diameter and 100 feet tall. - South access to Community of Carneston, Florida, services fuel at highway. South to communities of Everglades City, Plantation Island, Chokoloskee Island. The Ten Thousand Islands, which includes Chokoloskee and Everglades City, is one of nature's most beautiful places.
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View from highway
Driving west.
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Roadside turnout Picnic Area
Picnic tables, south side of highway.
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Access to Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk, FL.
Hiking trails, south side of highway.
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Port of Islands Road
North side of highway.
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View from highway
Driving west. Looking north at the Union Canal
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Collier Seminole State Park
Eastern boundary.
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Collier - Seminole Florida State Park
Park Entrance way, south side of highway. Collier-Seminole State Park is situated near the coast. Camping is available at Collier-Seminole State Park year round. The park has two camping areas. One area contains 19 sites located in a wooded area and is popular for tents, vans, and popups. The other consists of 118 sites in an area more suited for RV's and also includes tent sites. Some sites have electricity and all sites have a picnic table and a grill. Three bathhouses are located in the campground and are equipped with hot and cold showers. One bathhouse has a washer and dryer. Off road biking on Historic Marco Road along a 3.5 mile course. There is a 13.6-mile canoe trail that flows down the twisting Black Water River through a mangrove forest. A 6.5-mile hiking trail winds through pine flatwoods and cypress swamp.
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Roadside turnout Picnic Area
Picnic tables, south side of highway
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Junction of highway # 92
South to communities of Goodland, Florida, Marco, Florida, Marco Island, Florida. This area brings together the natural wonders and wildlife of the Everglades with the spectacular white sand beaches of Naples, FL; and Marco Island, FL; at the Southwestern tip of Florida's Gulf Coast.
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View from highway
Driving west.
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Access to Campground R V Park
South side of highway.
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Access to Campground R V Park
South side of highway.
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Access to Manatee Educational Center, Florida,
South side of highway.
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Access to Campground R V Park
South side of highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing Henderson Creek
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Junction of highway # 951
South to Marco Island, Florida, North to Golden Gate, Florida. South access to Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve. Located at the northern end of the Ten Thousand Islands on the gulf coast of Florida, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America.
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View from highway
Driving north.
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Access to Campground R V Park
South side of highway.
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St. Andrews Blvd.

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Junction of County roadway # 874 ( Rattlesnake Hammock Road )
Services fuel at highway, north side.
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Junction of County roadway # 31 ( Peters Road )
Access to airport.
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City of Naples, Florida, Photo Naples Welcome highway sign
Welcome to Naples, Florida,. Naples is a city of some 24,000 people living in a tree-lined mix of residential and commercial streets hugging the Gulf of Mexico.
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Junction of County roadway # 851
North side of highway.
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10th Street South
Access to Naples Historic District, south side of highway.
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9th Street East
Access to Downtown Naples, Florida.
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Junction of county roadway # 886 ( Golden Gate Parkway )
Access to airport.
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Harbor Drive

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Access to Lodging
North side of highway.
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Ohio Drive

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Morningside Drive

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Junction of County roadway # 896 ( Pineridge Road )
Services fuel at highway. East access to Interstate highway #75. West access to community of North Naples, Florida.
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Pelican Bay Blvd. North

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Junction of County roadway # 862

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Junction of County roadway # 846
East access to Interstate # 75. North to cities of Bonita Springs, Florida, Fort Myers, Florida, Cape Coral, Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, Tampa, Florida
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