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Flamingo Visitor Center

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Address: 1 Flamingo Lodge Highway, Everglades National Park, FL
Phone Number: 941-695-2945
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6:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Visitor center in the village of Flamingo.

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This center was okay. No ranger on duty. The building had a funny smell, and there really wasn't a whole lot to do here. There were bathrooms on the lower level. The view over the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While traveling through Everglades National Park, we decided to go all the way to Flamingo. I had not visited since I was little and the hotel on the property still existed. (It has since been destroyed by hurricanes and was never re-built) The property appeared dilapidated and was empty with the exception of a few cars in the marina parking... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This center was okay. No ranger on duty. The building had a funny smell, and there really wasn't a whole lot to do here. There were bathrooms on the lower level. The view over the bay is beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Visitor center is overlooking the sea and has a decent view. You'll see some aquatic birds in the distance. It gets very hot here and you'll get attacked by mosquitoes without repellant (bug net recommended if you aren't too fashion obsessed). There's an adjacent dock where the boats take off from for tours of the southern glades, which are pricey;... More 

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Milestone,Sk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time here even though we learned flamingos aren't ever around Florida much anymore! Was hoping to see a python but found a crocodile so that was cool. The park ranger and maintenance man were wonderful to talk to:) I could have done without the massive swarms of mosquitos but they're to be expected!

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Based on rave reviews, I was thrilled to get here and then less than thrilled to actually experience it. Yes, the staff inside the buildings appeared to be relatively helpful, though the only excursions available were $60-70+ boat trips with a ranger. You can check out the area where crocs may be seen, and the large marina area in the... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I understand the park service is under funded but to let this entire area just go is kind of sad. We have visited more than 20 national parks and this is the worst I have ever seen for a visitors center. I understand they are starting the process of renovation and I hope that they get the needed funding to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Extremely disappointed, Cost almost$75.00, and it was slightly over cast when we got on the boat ( it was more like a party barge type boat) We traveled down a man made canal and when we got to open water it was raining and lightning. We turned around to go back. And as we were heading back there was another... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The centre is ok and explains what is happening in the area. The best of what is happening is in the river near by where you will American crocs and close up.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

we liked the documentation and visualisation of the animals before we did a boat tour. drop in and have a look. A bit odd is the closing of the second wing, there would be enough things to be shown there, it really surprises that it takes more than 10 years to refurbish the place after the storm.

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stratford upon avon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately this center was knocked out when storm Katrina went up the Gulf of Mexico, it is Bradley in need of refurbishing. However, I took some very good pictures offensive Osprey in its nest with 2 chicks, an Alligator and some Manatees. So the 30 odd mile drive was worth it just for that

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