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“Watch out for turkey buzzards!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Flamingo Visitor Center

Flamingo Visitor Center
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Owner description: Visitor center in the village of Flamingo.
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“Watch out for turkey buzzards!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

Great day roaming the "glades" .... Water levels very low, but beautiful. Rangers warning folks re: buzzards because of their aggressiveness for food

Visited November 2012
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newport beach, ca
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“Average visitor center/great activities”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

The visitor center itself is no big deal but the boat rides, canoe rentals and grounds are great. Bring bug spray, even when colder, the mosquitoes are out.

Visited November 2012
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Avon, Ohio
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“Limited Facilities Due to Hurricane Damage”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Hurricanes have damaged many of the facilities in the Flamingo area and have not been fully restored. The visitor center has limited displays and a make-shift, but adequate for a lunch, restaurant and restrooms. They also still operate several ranger lead program from here as well.

Visited April 2012
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Dallas
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“Fading away ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is a small visitor center, intermittently staffed, housed in an old pink (former) motel at the Bay shore. Nice hiking trail near by. Lot's of ospreys nesting and hunting. Watch for manatees in the small harbor. Rent kayaks, canoes, boats.

Visited October 2012
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Alexandria
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“A very unique National park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

Ranger and stafff on duty at the Flamingo Visitor Center were were helpful and provided a first rate experience. We hiked through several parts of the park and we had a great time. Be sure to wear a lot of bug repellent as the mosquitos were dense in the shaded parts of the park. the other end of the park where the campgrounds and hotel used to be was in poor shape. I am not sure if it is always like this or it was like this because it was essentially the off season. Overall a great experience and well worth the time to see alligators and other wildlife in their natural environment.

Visited May 2012
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