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Gulf Coast Visitor Center

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Address: Rte. 29, Everglades City, FL
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+1 239-695-3311
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This should not be your only Everglades sto

While the displays offered are informative and the rangers knowledgeable, it is very small and limited possibly due to the area it is in. Understand there are no walking/hiking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
bikingfarmer
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Holland, Michigan
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Karlsruhe, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can rent canoes and kayaks there or make a boat tour (ca. 90 minutes). There are two routes for canoes which lasts about 4 to 5 hours. We decided to rent a kayak (beginner level) but there was no introduction at all. The tide was not good for going out to the water, it started to get windy and... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the displays offered are informative and the rangers knowledgeable, it is very small and limited possibly due to the area it is in. Understand there are no walking/hiking trails to,speak of out of this location, but canoes and a launch ramp are available for those interested in being on the water. The partnership with a tourboat company on the... More 

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Kalamazoo, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice little visitors center. There are lots of things to do here, kayaking, canoeing, boat tours and hiking. The staff were very helpful and had lots of knowledge and information about the park.

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thought the partnership betw vendor & Park Service was great. Upstairs is the NPService. Interesting selection of books & knowledge of the water area. I am a fan of the NPS brochures. (If your over 65, they sell a 'free admission' card to all NPs. Downstairs in the gift shop, you can get boat tours info & times for the... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent educational display of the everglades and the plants and wildlife that inhabit it. The Rangers are happy to answer any questions one might have.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This entrance to the Everglades isn't as clear as other entrances (i.e., Shark Valley), but the NPS concession boat tour on the 1st floor is wonderful. We saw white pelicans, wild dolphins, and got an informative tour on the vegetation and fauna of this part of the everglades.

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Union Bridge, MD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was told to stop here to get my National Park Passport book stamped by the Big Cypress Park Rangers. There wasn't a lot to see at this location but they did have a few nature displays upstairs.

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Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a wonderful ranger led canoe trip with Helen as our guide through the 10,000 Island NP. This trip is not for beginners and we were lucky to have a perfectly lovely day with wind at our back. It is a 3 - 4 hr trip and they do warn you that the weather conditions can make for a... More 

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Thank Ann S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were first time visitors and we wanted to canoe the everglades. After speaking to the employees on the first floor of the visitors center about what was available, we decided on the river loop. We were given a rough map of the area and told where the canoes were. The open area that you canoe through to reach either... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in and found a great little collection of area wildlife and ocean related information. Ended up taking a boat tour, out into the Gulf- very informative

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