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“Nice Welcome to the Park”

Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We stopped off at this visitor center to quickly use the restroom and to grab a map. Lots of exhibits inside which would be a nice way to entertain kids for an hour or so. Do note that there aren't any food facilities in the park (just a very limited store in Flamingo (~40 miles from entrance to park at Ernest Coe Visitor Center) that had pre-made refrigerated sandwiches. Definitely come prepared and pack your own picnic or get food at a restaurant on your way.

1  Thank Sarah B
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"visitor center"
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"gift shop"
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"great exhibits"
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"plan your visit"
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"great place to start"
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"florida panther"
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"small boardwalk"
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"beautiful facility"
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"gave us a map"
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

You will obtain useful information here, as it quickly guides you as to which trails are worthwhile on that particular trail.

Pay close attention to the "wildlife update" signs, they are pretty helpful and will tell you where the 'gators are....

The introductory video is very informative.

3  Thank Matt C
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

They have a number of great displays at the visitors center. My family especially enjoyed the cut away of the slough. It helped us identify some of the birds and other creatures we'd seen earlier in the day.

1  Thank Heartfruit
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Center exhibits are a little dated and not very interactive. It does make a good first (and quick) stop in the Park to pick up a map/brochure, ask questions of the rangers and use the restrooms. Then get out into the Park and the trails.

4  Thank VirginiaRick
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Watch the video intro to the Everglades. The video is very well done and establishes the basis for all you will see as you adventure though the park trails. Rangers and volunteers were all very helpful and informative.

1  Thank Mr_PeteBurnsville
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