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Gulf Coast Visitor Center

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Address: Rte. 29, Everglades City, FL
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SO much to learn in SO little space

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

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Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
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..

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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