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“Helpful park worker!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Palm Visitor Center

Royal Palm Visitor Center
4 miles west of Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL
305 242-7700
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Owner description: The original center of the National Park with an abundance of trees and nature.
Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Helpful park worker!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

A very helpful ranger helped keep our truck from being attacked by the black vultures. The park has tarps to cover your vehicle. Know that they are deadly to the black rubber around the windshields and wiper blades first thing in the morning.

Visited January 2013
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Sugar Grove, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“nice walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Guided tour in the morning with ranger was very informative. Elevated walkway to see birds, gators, and turtles. The trip south allows you to see the farm fields of So Fla.

Visited January 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Totally go for it !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We really loved it ! it's amazing to see all this gators getting so close to humans. Birds and fish are also impressive ! Perfect for kids and family .

Visited December 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Starlight hike on Anhinga Trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

See the same trail as Anhinga in the daytime, under the stars with a ranger or volunteer giving commentary, or go it alone with a flashlight. Enjoyed the bright sky as much as the trail.

Visited January 2013
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Well worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Where else can a wild alligator sit in the sun next to your footpath and blissfully ignores you? The NPS’s don’t-feed-them-don’t-bug-them policy means that the predator animals don’t care about humans unless you swim with them (if you do, there are bigger issues). The park allows us to see the entire ecosystem in their natural state. Royal Palm is where most gators hang out and we even did some nighttime observation and such pristine environment is very hard to find.

Visited December 2012
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