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Address: 1 Flamingo Lodge Highway, Everglades National Park, FL
Phone Number: 941-695-2945
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Description: Visitor center in the village of Flamingo.

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The visitor center is often closed during the off season. Not a lot to see, but they do have restrooms. The restaurant is closed most of the off season.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Viera, Florida
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We actually had problems finding the entrance to the Everglades with GPS, but in our second try using this address as suggested by a local, we found it. This is about an hour drive from the gate, but worth it. It is a beautiful drive. I love this area because it isn't very popular,Mao we saw an alligator and a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We took the boat ride going to Coots bay. The ride for the bay operates Fri- Sun only. We were lucky to see a croc and a few birds including an osprey feeding on a fish! But it was not worth the $33 price tag. The boat operator was however very knowledgeable and kept us entertained. There was a croc... More 

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Viera, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The visitor center is often closed during the off season. Not a lot to see, but they do have restrooms. The restaurant is closed most of the off season.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were pretty put off by the ranger's attitude when we visited the center. We asked a couple of questions and she wasn't very interested in helping us. We checked out the exhibit, which was pretty nice, and headed to our boat tour. Along the way we got to see a manatee finally! It was by the dock drinking fresh... More 

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Mid-atlantic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

There isn't much at all to see inside the Flamingo Visitor Center in the summer "wet" season. It wasn't manned; most of the activity is by the marina. There is a neat breezeway outside the center with free scopes to view the birds on the Florida Bay side. It was very windy there, but interesting to see the various birds... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

June 1st 2015 It is an easy 45 minute drive with nice scenery to the Flamingo Visitors center. The last part is freshly paved. Went to the canoe rental kiosk near the gas pumps and rented a canoe. Did a nice 2 hour paddle up the Flamingo Canal. Go to google maps and you can see it running north from... More 

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Byron, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We know we went in the off season but still. We drove a long mostly boring road to get here and the only thing that was open were not very clean restrooms that you had to walk upstairs to get to. No food, no nothing. Saw one alligator on the way down, mostly trees and tons of mosquitos. Worst National... More 

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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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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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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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