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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
Phone Number: 305 242 7700
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Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The centre is easy to find , has lots of parking and the staff are very helpful and informative . There are great educational displays both inside the centre and outside on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Maitland, Australia
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Maitland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The centre is easy to find , has lots of parking and the staff are very helpful and informative . There are great educational displays both inside the centre and outside on the approach as well as restrooms and a statue of a Florida panther for photo ops. Worth calling in to get your bearings and recommendations of areas for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean bathrooms and facility. Very helpful workers. A beautiful porch area offers rocking chairs for a peaceful view of the slough. There's a little museum walk through teaching you about the everglades. Make sure the kids get their junior ranger books!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Great visitors center at the east entrance to the park. Helpful people and a nice display area. Also stop and watch the short film or do some shopping in their gift shop. Also if the weather is nice walk around outside the visitors center they have a nice pond right outside and a nice statue of a Florida Panther.

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Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We were leaving for a cruise, but came down to Ft. Lauderdale a couple days early to see some of south FL's sites. We were eager to visit the Everglades and had hoped to see a gator or two in their natural habitat. First off, $20 to enter this park is excessive. That payment does last 7 consecutive days, but... More 

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Rock Hill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We knew it was tight to get there before the 5:00 pm closing - but we made it just in time to receive a map and some advice where to go. The advice was very good - we drove to the Royal Palm Visitor Center and walked the Anhinga trail. Very soon we saw our first alligator (sleeping) and many... More 

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

This is a great centre to visit and get to know the area. Children will like it. From here head down the road to Flamingo, but remember to stop at all the main sites on the way down. None take long to visit and each has its own unique take on the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The staff here were very helpful, and at the least you need a map ! Interesting exhibits give you an idea of what you''ll be seeing as you drive through the park.

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stratford upon avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Just before the entrance to the Everglades you need to go into this visitor center to pick up maps and advice, it is a nice visitor center with a few exhibitions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

On driving into the Everglades National Park near Homestead, make sure to stop by the Park Headquarters Visitor Center. The rangers are really helpful on giving suggestions on places to walk or canoe, as well as updates on recent sightings of animals. Our ranger recommended hitting several small boardwalks that are along the way as you drive down to Flamingo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Well worth a visit to this place (especially if you stop at Robert is Here fruit store on the way!). I enjoyed the scenery in the visitor centre which has a very quaint deck with rocking chairs out the back, however it whiffed a bit of a museum and was very quiet!

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