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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Alexandra E
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Worthington, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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28 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
67 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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