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Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center

11 mi southwest of Homestead on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL
305 242 7700
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: National Parks
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Miami, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Never been to the Everglades before. A bit abandon was told it's off season, which shouldn't matter as visitor come from all over. At the Flamingo visitor center was really run down & the boat ride there was a bit pricey, not sure if that's the off season price. Over all it was an experience, one advise go early to... More

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Manning, SC
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4 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This was the first stop in the park and right before the gate where you pay an entrance fee. Nice and clean bathrooms, large well maintained parking lot and grounds. Inside the center there was a ranger stand with a very polite and nice ranger, several engaging exhibits and displays and a theater. There were walkways and overlooks. We even... More

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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130 reviews 130 reviews
43 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Staff was friendly and and video was interesting. It shows the history of the Everglades and has a walk through area showing much of the wildlife. One of the most intriguing was the discussion/battle over water amongst the various groups in south Florida. It's close to a number of trails thought a hammock and around a swamp. There are bugs,... More

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Smyrna, GA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
60 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was our introduction to Everglades National Park. A informational, educational and don't forget you mosquito spray. Lots of info and grab a map to get around the park easier.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It is close to Anhinga Trail ( 4 miles away). Many things to see ( but I still forgot some, lol). They have free tour and take about 1 hour.

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Herts
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263 reviews 263 reviews
162 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The centre gives you an overview of the Everglades and the wildlife that you will find there. The displays are interesting and informative. If you need help with planning your trip or questions about what you can see within your time restrictions, there is a help desk in the centre and free maps that you can take. Outside there is... More

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Germantown, MD
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112 reviews 112 reviews
42 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The visitor center is right when you enter the park and is worthwhile to stop in to use the spacious, clean, relatively bug-free bathrooms (much better than the Flamingo Visitor center that didn't have the screen door), get a little education and see pictures of some of the fish and animals you may see (learn to tell the difference between... More

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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158 reviews 158 reviews
53 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

As far as national park visitor centers go, this one is small but still interesting to visit. The movie, one of our favorite things to do at a visitor center, was interesting as well. The high light of the visit was seeing a five foot alligator swimming in the pond behind the center. It was a nice stop before hiking... More

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Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Could not have done the Everglades near as well without a stop at this visitor center. Very good information even by government standards. Staff was very helpful and friendly.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We are always impressed with the National Parks. This Visitor's Center has a great film explaning the Everglades. It also has a number of interactive displays to help educate visitors on the entire Everglades' ecosystem. Great for all ages...we were traveling with ages from 8 to 69, and everyone learned something new. From here, we entered the park for a... More

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