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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, Other
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Owner description: Visitor center in the village of Flamingo.
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Estero, FL
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160 reviews 160 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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56 helpful votes 56 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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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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229 helpful votes 229 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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Titusville, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Very informative..Bought a tee shirt...I really liked this place...Has people there to answer all your questions...Handicap friendly

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Princeton, Illinois
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Watch out for the speed trap as you are leaving the park. The speed limit is 45 through most of park and occasionally 55. As you go past the first visitor center when you are leaving the park, the speed limit changes to 35 so the park ranger officer can give you a speeding ticket to support the national parks.

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luton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

The visitor centre could be so much more as it it is in such a beautiful location but is dated and not in anyway as well maintained as the Ernest Coe visitor centre. If it were better run then I feel more people would make the journey down there ?

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Clinton, Washington
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The center itself has a small "museum" with stuffed animals and the marina offers boats to rent and tours to hire. The best thing about the center is the lichen hanging from the trees in the parking lot and the chance to use the telescopes to view the flamingos and white pelicans and other birds. . .also the chance to... More

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Auburn, Michigan
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We've been through alligator alley a few times, but never went to the Everglades Park so we spent the night in Homestead and made our way through the park to Flamingo the following day. As a birder I was a little disappointed we didn't see more, but you can't control when wildlife will present itself, so we just had a... More

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