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Flamingo Visitor Center

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

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Manatee!

We found the staff at the center very helpful and knowledgeable. They were able to point out to us where we could spot the wildlife. We saw two LARGE crocodiles, a manatee, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TomM59
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful day out out with nature for the entire family old and young to enjoy plenty to see and take pics

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am happy we went to Flamingo- the hikes were great and the scenery and wildlife. The visitor center, however, could be fully functioning. I don't understand why its not..

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Thank JerseyOrganic
Ma.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the staff at the center very helpful and knowledgeable. They were able to point out to us where we could spot the wildlife. We saw two LARGE crocodiles, a manatee, and an osprey on a nest, all at very close range. For those reasons, the trip was worth the drive to us, and we stopped at some of... More 

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Thank TomM59
United States
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395 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't overexpect and you won't be disappointed. The visitor center has a few amenities but, due to lack of funding, they don't operate at the level of other visitor centers in the area. The restrooms are clean and functional. There are great views of the bay from the visitor center.

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Thank AAHolt
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Everglades National Park is a True Hidden Treasure! From the Well Guided Boat Ride to the Walking Path leading you to Alligators & Blue Herons.... This Florida Nature Adventure is a Must See! On our Boat Ride in Flamingo Station there were people from China & Europe & USA. The Guide was Very Knowledgable & the View was magnificent... More 

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Thank Galia B
Federal Way, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its too bad that they don't have the overnight accomodations anymore. But it is a good stop in the Everglades as you can see things here that you can't see elsewhere. For instance, we saw an American Crocodile right at the marina. They are very rare and you are unlikely to see one unless you go this far south. Watch... More 

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Thank rubbertgator
Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get some good views from the 2nd floor of the visitor center. A good place to wash up if camping. The museum was insightful. Half of the building was closed since the hurricane and it seemed as if funding for renovations were nonexistent.

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Thank Drew V
Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visitor center is not the main attraction at Flamingo - go for the views of Florida Bay and to see birds and wildlife. Look for alligators, crocodiles and manatees in the marina. We watched osprey feed their young and saw ibis, egrets, gulls, anhinga and vultures. The visitor center is an aging concrete building that has weathered several hurricanes.... More 

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West Sand Lake, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited today to see for ourselves why the reviews are all over the board. Now we understand. The place is interesting. It certainly isn't a polished visitor center or museum like we've seen in many other national parks, but it is what it is after 2 hurricanes ripped it apart and no federal money was provided to rebuild. Some... More 

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Thank archman8
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Our national and state parks USED to be the jewels of this country. Now they are slowly but surely deteriorating, and Flamingo Visitor Center was among the worst I have seen anywhere in the land. From the poor signage, to the pitted cement with grass growing out of it, to the picnic tables missing benches to the frightful restrooms, all... More 

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