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Gulf Coast Visitor Center

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Address: Rte. 29, Everglades City, FL
Phone Number: +1 239-695-3311
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Free entry, interesting info, the Park here is good to see birds, or go on the boat-trip (recommended)

Nice air-conditioned break with lots of local biology info. The boat-trip was really good especially for birds (although many can be seen around the car-park area as well). The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carrie T
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice air-conditioned break with lots of local biology info. The boat-trip was really good especially for birds (although many can be seen around the car-park area as well). The highlight of the boat ride were the dolphins, let me share some of the trill of watching dolphins surf the boat's wake! I hope this has inspired you.

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the 10,000 islands boat tour that you book from this center was worth the $40. saw some dolphins, captain was very informative.

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Grantsville, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here while we were waiting for our boat tour to start. Its part of the Everglades National Park. The displays are very cute and full of information. The ranger was friendly and helpful.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We were thrilled by the good promotion of wildlife in the 10 thousand islands park, were just in time for the boat to leave and so we enjoyed a 1.5 hr sea trip with dolphins, sea elefants, many fish and birds. Great tour

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Allendale, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Some educational displays, NPS souveniers. Larger commercial souvenier shop downstairs. And restrooms, of course.

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to get some info on the boat tours. We were unfortunately rained out. The tropical storm was on the horizon and ruined our time. The ranger on duty was very helpful and friendly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The centre is quite small so one has a few exhibits, but these are very interesting, excellent and informative. The staff are very helpful and gave us excellent advice on places to visit, also free!

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San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

Excellent crews, very well informed and well worth the money and time. Really gives a great understanding of the Everglades in this area of Florida.

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Hockessin, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

7 miles on US 29S off US Route 41is a quick introduction to the Everglades NP. Primarily functions as a launch dock for boat tours of 10000 Islands and Everglades NP. Has a small visitor center, clean restrooms and minimal snacks. Worth the trip for NP buffs. Highly recommend the Boat Tour that we took.

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

The centre is worth a visit to get your knowledge up to-date of the area and its ecology. The boat trip from the centre is worth it to see the islands and their life. You will also usually see dolphins. We hires an open canoe from the centre the next day and had a very enjoyable trip along the coast,... More 

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