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Flamingo Visitor Center

1 Flamingo Lodge Highway, Everglades National Park, FL
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: Visitor center in the village of Flamingo.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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41 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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105 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

There is not much to the visitor center. The kids enjoyed looking at the animals in the museum part and you can read up on the park a bit. There is a small gift shop. Recommend to only go if in that area all ready.

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Wiarton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This was the only Visitor Center in the Everglades National Park that were unfriendly. There were 3 ladies working there but I stood at the counter for 5 mins while they chatted and ignored me. A few people came up to the counter and two of these ladies waited on them 1st, ignoring my husband and myself, while the 3rd... More

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Good information in the visitor center for those visiting the area as well as several ranger-guided tours of the area. Excellent information resource.

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