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Gulf Coast Visitor Center

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Rte. 29, State Road 29, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-3311
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Not much there

This center is best used for local information as supplied by the uniformed person on duty. There... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2016
Old Forge, New York
Good info and exhibits

Good for a quick stop or boat ride. There is a gift shop and US National Park entrance. This is... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2016
Jupiter, Florida
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Rte. 29, State Road 29, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-3311
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Reviewed December 28, 2016

This center is best used for local information as supplied by the uniformed person on duty. There isn't much to see.

Thank 90Miler
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Good for a quick stop or boat ride. There is a gift shop and US National Park entrance. This is outside the park so there is no charge.

Thank DiverM
Reviewed November 27, 2016

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...More

Thank Carrie T
Reviewed November 24, 2016

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

1  Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed November 24, 2016

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.

1  Thank wildflowerwest
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

1  Thank msi2014
Reviewed September 7, 2016

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

Thank Theresa C
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.

1  Thank Bryan G
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!

1  Thank loiriston
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.

Thank Stephanie R
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Questions & Answers
Michael P
January 9, 2017|
Response from Hthr8 |
According to their website yes for the permits. Just search 10,000 Islands.
December 25, 2014|
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Response from TraceyOC | Reviewed this property |
No, I believe you can arrange canoe trips with the rangers (don't know if they are free). The 2 boat trips you can purchase from the concession store and they each cost around $40. Both of them are great value for money.