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Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center

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Address: 11 mi southwest of Homestead on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL
Phone Number: 305 242 7700
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Easy to acess alligators

This visitor centre is better than the one at Shark Valley. From this visitor centre, it is a short drive to the Anhinga trail. This is an easy trail to walk. Our visit was during... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Montreal
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130 reviews 130 reviews
49 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This visitor centre is better than the one at Shark Valley. From this visitor centre, it is a short drive to the Anhinga trail. This is an easy trail to walk. Our visit was during the dry season, so there was a lot of wildlife near this water area. We saw alligators, anhinga, herons, vultures, ibis and others.

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Nottingham, New Hampshire
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

This park is free which is always a bonus. 5 miles from the visitor center is a little board walk that you can see lots of birds and fish in the water. Head up River road to see dozens of gator in the wild. Careful around the banks when trying to get a picture. They are all around. If you... More 

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Palatine, Illinois
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I am a big supporter of the US National Park system but other than the bathrooms, I think most of the visitor centers need renovation. This one is no exception. It just feels a bit dated... It was easy to park here, bathrooms were clean, and the ranger was very helpful in helping us get to Anhinga Trail, which was... More 

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Long Beach, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Visitor center is nice and informative. Rangers were very helpful. Restrooms were clean and had a little gift shop. Limited parking space which gets full quickly.

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New England
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This center does a great job of giving you an overview of what to see in The Everglades. I wouldn't spend too much time here, but grab a map, look at a few exhibits, and stop at the restroom and have a drink of water/fill your water bottle. It's cool and calm in here, and you can set out on... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a great visitor's center. Amazingly helpful and patient rangers. Great information and videos. The $8 billion restoration project for the Everglades all came together for me after spending time in this visitor center watching the videos and soaking up all the information available there. The Everglades is a fascinating place. If you don't have a lot of time,... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
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4 helpful votes 4 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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