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Flamingo Visitor Center

Address: 1 Flamingo Lodge Highway, Everglades National Park, FL
Phone Number: 941-695-2945
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: Visitor center in the village of Flamingo.
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Visitor center in the village of Flamingo.
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Reading, Massachusetts
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120 reviews 120 reviews
54 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Flamingo Visitor Center is at the end of a 40 mile road through the Everglades National Park. You walk up a long ramp to the second floor to a very low key visitor center. Not much there. Some of the displays are empty. The history of the Flamingo area is interesting and sad. The local people were forced out... More 

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Miami, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We drove all the way to Flamingo to see the edge of the Everglades. It was an easy drive, although kind of long. You can rent canoes here and take a few boat tours, and there is also a chance to see manatees and crocodiles. There is a restaurant which is decent, with fair prices considering they're the only option... More 

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

After finishing my ranger-led, morning canoe tour at Nine Mile Pond, drove down to Flamingo to hit the restroom and check out the reported wildlife spottings. Stopping in the Flamingo Visitor Center is helpful, the rangers and volunteers are happy to tell you the daily happenings. Viewed the 5-6 manatees lazing around the Flamingo Marina. The kids really delighted in... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Just drove down here during Everglades day trip to say we did. Lovely drive. Hiked the eco pond. Saw water birds. No snakes or alligators. Ranger helpful. Bathrooms are stinky upstairs, they smelled better downstairs. I think it has to do with being so near the water or the septic system that is required for that environment. Didn't try the... More 

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Edinburgh area
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A long drive to get there but good road surface and quiet road. There is a lot of information at the Visitor Centre and we were rewarded at the harbour by seeing a manatee surface regularly at about the same spot every five minutes or so until we moved on

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Estero, FL
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178 reviews 178 reviews
47 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

While the center is small it does have some history of the area to examine. What struck me was the lack of information or very vague information by staff on the area trails and campground knowledge when asked. Also, there seems to be a lack of ability to obtain information from outside sources for the staff to use. Couldn't get... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was our first time in Everglades, so we decide to go all the way south to be at the end of Continental Florida. What a disappointment ! Nothing seems to be alive there. I believe the spot was harshly damaged by a hurricane because it's forsaken. There's still a little shop step away with dirty bathrooms but honestly nothing... More 

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Manning, SC
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127 reviews 127 reviews
4 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This was at the end of the 39 mile journey through the Everglades. There was nowhere to go but back the way we came. At the visitor center here one building was still closed from hurricane damage from a few years ago. The other building had nothing interesting at all. There was a marina store where boat tours were available... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After visiting all the Everglade visitor centers, this was the worst. Came all the way from Virginia Beach, VA only to find the door open but everthing locked up inside. No rangers! Wanted to get our Park Passport stamped, but could not. Waste of vacation time!

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Germantown, MD
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137 reviews 137 reviews
52 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Flamingo Visitor Center had pontoon boat rides, so you will want to head down there in the early afternoon (like 1 - 3 pm) to see the times and get a ticket. We had no trouble getting a ticket on a Sunday for a ride that would leave in half an hour. They offered two types of boat rides... More 

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