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Gulf Coast Visitor Center

Rte. 29, Everglades City, FL
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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I went to the store downstairs first. Unless you want to hear lies about the area don't go....they are just pushing boat rides. I asked about a hiking trail and the girl told me they had no trails around just water things. I went upstairs and talked to the guys there and they gave me a map with hiking trails,... More

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We went on both the "Mangrove Wilderness" tour and the "10,000 islands tour". The Mangrove tour took us deep into the swamp and mangrove canals in a small boat (6 passengers). The skilled and knowledgable driver/guide made it an experience of a lifetime pointing out wildlife and sights large and small. The "10,000 islands" tour took us out towards the... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We were very happy we took 105 minute boat ride here (vs one hour airboat rides that cannot go into the national park). The concessionaire has 6-seat boats with swivel seats so it's great for viewing wildlife. They are small and relatively quiet so you can get into the mangrove tunnels, and you don't have the noise of the airboats.... More

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New Alexandria, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Nice place to stop right before Everglades City. Lots and lots of information for the local area. They also have public restrooms.

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Watlington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We booked an afternoon slot for the small boat trip (6 people) through the mangroves. Trips were clearly explained on board outside the centre and reiterated by staff inside. We had an excellent guide on our boat, Captain Bill, who was knowledgeable and entertaining. Very good introduction to the Everglades.

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West Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stopped in on a Thursday afternoon to check out the tours. A concession staffer gave us the flyer with the available times for each tour. Going back on Friday for the 4:30p afternoon mangrove tour, we were informed that the last boat had already left and we needed reservations to be assured a seat (something not shared with us... More

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Mount Juliet, TN
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We just drove by and stopped in and the clerks would hardly take no for an answer re the Everglades boat tours. Some souvenirs, clean restrooms. We didn't stay there long. There were displays and maps to look at. We liked Big Cypress Visitor Center better.

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Monongahela
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Good stop all the info you need for your trip. Restroom and I mean one room. Very friendly person working there with a young boy learning & getting credit.

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Raleigh NC
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The visitor center is located upstairs in a building adjacent to a marina. Downstairs is a shop that sells tours, food and the like. We went in it first, thinking it was the visitor center. Once we realized it was not National Park Service, we looked further and found it upstairs. It is not well marked, and I feel that... More

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Salisbury, Dorset, England
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260 reviews 260 reviews
25 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We had a great boat trip and it was super to see a Dolphin jumping over the wake of the boat. Very friendly and helpful crew. It was very kind of them to give their jackets to the small girls whose thoughtless parents hadn't brought any even though it was a cold day. A very nice trip. Thanks guys.

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