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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: Visitor centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: Visitor center in the village of Flamingo.
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Type: 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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Loganville, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

The cooler weather kept the gators and crocs in hiding. The plants and birds were interesting. We did see manatees by the docks. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. A relaxing and pleasant boat trip.

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Columbia, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

The only place on the planet where crocodiles and alligators coexist, thanks to a delicate balance between brackish and fresh water. A severe cold snap can kill the crocs, but that hasn't happened since 2010. Oh, and there are manatees too.

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Lee, NH
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Not many exhibits, but you can get trailmaps and lots of information from the rangers and volunteers. There are restrooms and a great view from the walkways.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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150 reviews 150 reviews
67 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
51 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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