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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
65 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 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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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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113 reviews 113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 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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228 reviews 228 reviews
70 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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