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Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center

Address: 11 mi southwest of Homestead on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL
Phone Number: 305 242 7700
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Florida Everglades Small-Group Eco-Adventure by...
93%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Stop here first to watch the 10 minute movie of the Everglades then plan your day. Very informative - very helpful staff. The Everglades is not a swamp, it is a slow moving wide river. Get informed.

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Estero, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I would recommend stopping in and spending time at the Coe Visitor Center. It has a lot to offer as well as good information provided by park rangers. Much much better than the Flamingo center.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center is the first visitor center you arrive at when driving from Miami / Florida Turnpike / Highway 1 and definitely worth stopping to get your bearings for exploring the Everglades National Park and a free map. The National Park Rangers are excellent, full of knowledge and really want to help you make the most... More 

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Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Ernest F. Coe visitor center is the main and the largest visitor center of everglades NP. There are many education displays and videos. You will learn almost everything about the gators, birds and the eco system.

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

They must be redoing the main visitor's center. When we went, a temp visitor's center was set up in a small trailer. One small room had a map, brochures and a well meaning volunteer who unfortunately couldn't answer naturalist questions. The second small room was a gift shop. The third small room had a Discovery Channel show about the Everglades... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The everglades was an early highlight of our US road trip. We only had a day in miami and wanted to spend some of it in the everglades, and this was our first stop. As a quick stop for information on the way into the park it ticked all the boxes for us, we were able to get our bearings... More 

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Miami, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 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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57 helpful votes 57 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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236 reviews 236 reviews
78 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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53 helpful votes 53 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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