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Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center

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11 mi southwest of Homestead on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL
+1 305-242-7700
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Nice intro to the Park

I recommend making a brief stop at the visitor center. If this is your first time visiting you can... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BZimm08
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Olathe, Kansas
No cost to visit

Nice that the visitor center is outside of the area where you have to pay. Exhibits and a movie... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
k p
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“first stop” (18 reviews)
“visitor center” (44 reviews)
“gift shop” (15 reviews)
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11 mi southwest of Homestead on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL
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+1 305-242-7700
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"first stop"
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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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"entrance point"
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"small boardwalk"
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"rocking chairs"
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"beautiful facility"
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"gave us a map"
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"natural history exhibits"
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"helpful rangers"
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"information desk"
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Reviewed yesterday

I recommend making a brief stop at the visitor center. If this is your first time visiting you can gain some valuable information before exploring the Everglades. They had a few displays and brief descriptions on the wild and plant life you may encounter, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice that the visitor center is outside of the area where you have to pay. Exhibits and a movie about the park. Nice gift shop. Restrooms. Not much wildlife can be seen however. Be prepared to line up to pay to get into the park...More

Thank k p
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice exhibits with wildlife dioramas. We went here on the way out of the park and it was nice to be able to identify all the wildlife we saw. Nice exhibits on the ecosystems and climate and interactions between the two. It’s probably best to...More

Thank Katherine B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the entrance to Everglades National Park. It's a nice place. The Rangers at the desk are very friendly and super helpful. There's bathrooms and a gift shop. Also you don't have to pay fees until after the visitor center.

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

The park guides were so helpful to assist in choosing activities to do in the area. I am so thankful for their advice.

Thank heidim0rgan
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

A decent stop with a few displays inside. Needs better parking and easier access for RVs. Rangers were not very accessible or available even in the early afternoon so that was disappointing.

Thank jessjjmc
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We stopped here first and received a good introduction to the Everglades National Park's southern road sites. The visitor's center contained some good natural history exhibits, an informative video, and helpful rangers. There is also a small boardwalk out back. Admission to this center is...More

1  Thank ellenbee56
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Went here to get information of the park and camp sites. Staff was very friendly and informative. Plenty of parking and free to use.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

So, I used TA to help me plan my 3 day trip to the Everglades, and I found it all a bit confusing so here’s my little guide - I hope it helps! The park is split into 2 sections, North and South. The Anhinga...More

2  Thank iancjone5
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Good place to stop for a few minutes as you go to explore the Everglades. Maps, directions, a real bathroom, water-bottle refill fountain

Thank Wendy-and-Andrea
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teetimerm
7 December 2017|
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Response from Teacher2nd | Reviewed this property |
We visited in the summer, before the hurricane. I am not sure how hard that area was hit. Can you call them??
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davidavila100
11 October 2017|
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Response from lalocadr19 | Reviewed this property |
hi there plenty of trails available and bike trail can along the road and different trails. If you like trails there plenty of it to see through out the park.
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