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Gulf Coast Visitor Center

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Address: Rte. 29, Everglades City, FL
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Another nice informative visitor center by the National Parks.

We stopped at the visitor center to pick-up our reservation tickets for the Ten Thousand Island Boat tour. The Visitor center and the rangers are always vwry informative and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Joe F
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helpful staff with smiling faces. I got plenty of info about the area and also went for a half-day free canoe trip led by National Park staff across into the mangrove waterways, to see the wildlife. Thanks to Andy and Michelle.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the visitor center to pick-up our reservation tickets for the Ten Thousand Island Boat tour. The Visitor center and the rangers are always vwry informative and helpful. If you don't have a National Park Passport I highly recommend you get one. We wanted to get one for years but never took the time....bad mistake. We bought one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We went off the beaten path on our way from Fort Myers beach to the Keys. As we got down there and we went to the visitors center, we didn't know about the boat ride until we got there. They charged about 1/2 the price of the air boat tours so we went ahead. Since you never know what the... More 

Thank Mindy W
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Only just arrived in Everglades City went for a look round and information. We were talked into a boat trip which was leaving in 10 minutes, the last of the day and the best time to see wildlife, we were told that there were herds of manatees and schools of dolphins which had been seen all day. Guess what we... More 

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Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Small, but nice. Helpful staff. cool after the hot, humid, out doors. Enjoy the visit. easy to find.

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We took our boys here yesterday and were not disappointed. This is a small space on the 2nd floor but don't underestimate it. There's a ton of stuff to learn if you're willing to interact with the exhibits. There's info on the endangered Saw Fish. There are skulls from an alligator, a crocodile, a panther, a dolphin, a panther and... More 

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Viborg, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

They didn't give us any information about the park, the areas and the trails. They just tried to sell us the boat ride, saying that in the other areas was full of mosquitoes. Little gift shop and nothing else.

1 Thank Marianna C
Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

we had a great time. Brought my family to see one of the places I visited when I was a kids. such fun.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

They gave me good ideas for other day trips to the Naples area.. They gave me information on Naples hotels and things to do like the Naples Zoo, Botanical gardens and Tin City..

Thank Jennifer T
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Small little information center on the second floor, and staffed by a park ranger. The sawfish exhibit was interesting, especially if you are taking a boat tour. The ranger helped us find out where to go find gators in the wild on our own.

Thank Stephen B

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