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Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center

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Address: 11 mi southwest of Homestead on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL
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Florida City entrance - planned our visit

We had some help in planning our visit to the Everglades from the very helpful and friendly staff at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center. It is located at the Florida City entrance... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some help in planning our visit to the Everglades from the very helpful and friendly staff at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center. It is located at the Florida City entrance and we picked-up some literature and watched the film. Well done.

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Thank denver60
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A volunteer gave us the infos we needed. From there we drove to the places of interest we wanted to see. bathrooms available.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of information about the different views of the water issues facing south Florida. A must see stop on the way into the park if you have a few minutes to spare.

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Thank James R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of books and information about the everglades in a charming visitor center. A good place to start your visit.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of our trip through Florida to see the three National Parks in the state, our first stop was at the Everglades National Park's Ernest Coe Visitor Center. There are other ways to get into the Glades, but the Coe Center is the primary entrance point. We toured the Center and learned about the park. we asked one of... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There are several visitor centers but this one was close to our RV park in Homestead, Fl. They were very friendly and helpful, gave us a map and marked points of interest. Just 2 miles from here is Royal Palm. This is a great place to see many many alligator and birds. There is a boardwalk so it's an easy... More 

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Somerset, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Why are there no trash cans, very weird. Most people simply toss their garbage out the window in the parking area or throw it into swampy looking spots. Cigarette butts just blow around courtesy of the wind. On a positive note, the museum / interpretive area inside does an excellent job of providing a glimpse of the everglades. And the... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

Lots of good information here. Very well done. Great exhibits. The volunteers are very helpful with information of things to see and do. A must stop location.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

Right at the entrance to the park, this visitor center is a good place to plan your visit. Everglades requires a little more planning than some parks, but it's worth it when you put the effort in.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

You need to stop here even if just for a short time. It will give you a layout of the park and recommendation. Interesting exhibits are there as well as maps.

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