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Address: 1 Flamingo Lodge Highway, Everglades National Park, FL
Phone Number: 941-695-2945
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6:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Visitor center in the village of Flamingo.
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Small-Group Wildlife Boat Tour in Florida Everglades National...

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Okay...but a nice stop

I didn't think that this place was anything special, but we enjoyed stopping here for a picnic lunch. We saw a few birds around the facility and were able to get some nice photos... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I didn't think that this place was anything special, but we enjoyed stopping here for a picnic lunch. We saw a few birds around the facility and were able to get some nice photos of them. It's a nice break and a place to turn around back to the entrance.

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Worthington, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A few years ago a storm wrecked the old restaurant next door so they brought in this food truck. Sounds wierd but we had the best lunch with fried grouper and excellent key lime pie for desert. I am talking funky, but still a great find out in nowhere!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

When we found out this was the place to camp if you were visiting the Everglades, we decided to take the 40 min drive to it from the Anhinga trail. We also knew this is where two different boat tours launched. When we arrived, we were somewhat disappointed. It looked and felt like more of a state park. This site... More 

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Aledo, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The boat tour from the visitor center was excellent! It was warm so we were able to see crocodiles in all sizes. Capt. Steve was an excellent narrator on the entire cruise down the canal and into the lakes. The different types of trees was really eye-opening. I did not know we had poisonous trees! We also saw lots of... More 

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Loganville, Georgia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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53 helpful votes 53 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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61 helpful votes 61 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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83 helpful votes 83 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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