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Address: Rte. 29, Everglades City, FL

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Taking the boat tours is the best way to visit the Everglades!

We took the trip to Everglade City to go on the boat tours and we were NOT disappointed. We visited the Visitor Center: small, but informative. The rangers were very friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Manhattan Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We took the trip to Everglade City to go on the boat tours and we were NOT disappointed. We visited the Visitor Center: small, but informative. The rangers were very friendly and helpful. We went on the mangrove tour in the morning and the ten thousand island tour in the afternoon. We recommend both . . . you see very... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We visited this centre twice during our 3 week vacation in Florida. The information and facilities are good and on the first day there was an interesting Calusa Indian exhibition where the volunteers explained the history and lifestyle of the Calusa people. The location is beautiful and we enjoyed our picnic (bring your own as no food available). We returned... More 

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Redford, Michigan, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The visitor's center was on the small side, but definitely did not lack on the information and educational displays. We enjoyed our visit here, and the staff was very helpful in answering our questions and providing tips to help us plan our day! From here, we also took a fun boat ride through the mangroves, from Everglades National Park Boat... More 

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Lynn Have, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The exterior of this building is nothing to write home about-- its actually kind of dumpy. The visitor's center upstairs is very small, but it has some really cool exhibits, especially the magnifying camera and some of the other hands-on displays. The best part of the experience was an unexpected, entertaining and very informative presentation by one of the young... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

The park rangers were incredibly helpful and willing to take whatever time you needed to plan your trip. Their ranger guided trips are Excellent. The boating concessionaire there is also nice - you can take a seated trip on a pontoon boat or rent your own for self guided exploration. fabulous. For all, just make sure you understand where you... More 

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Chicopee,Ma.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We took a day trip here from Sanibel Island, about 2 hrs ride and booked a a boat ride out to the Gulf . It was a pleasant ride that was 1 1/2 hrs long, which was run by a private boat company for the visitor center. We saw lots of bird life and as we got closer to the... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The staff on duty were very knowledgeable and passionate about what they are doing to educate visitors. They are the best part of this visitor center.

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Visiting the center gives you a great understanding of how the Everglades have evolved throughout the many centuries. It's the third largest national park in the lower 48 states. Development in the past has affected the Everglades and its future existence. Due to Congress' intervention, money has been put aside to let waters from the north flow back into the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great visitor centre; lots of useful information including maps handed out by the very friendly helpful staff; Boardwalk is brilliant with lots of wildlife to see; get place to stop and look around.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The center itself doesn't have that much, but they have contracted a for-profit company to run boat tours from the visitor center. The boat tours, which are a little pricey in our opinion, are really the only way to get a feel for the area since there are no boardwalks, etc in the area that we saw. We took the... More 

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