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Flamingo Visitor Center

1 Flamingo Lodge Highway, Everglades National Park, FL 33034
(239) 695-2945
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Crocodiles!

Even though we read that there wasn't much to see down here, we still drove down to check it out... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ideal21
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Great Boat ride and hiking

Located on the southern end of the Everglades National Park it is a little less developed and home... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BaldnRed
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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1 Flamingo Lodge Highway, Everglades National Park, FL 33034
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(239) 695-2945
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Even though we read that there wasn't much to see down here, we still drove down to check it out. There is a visitor center and a marina. We saw 2 American crocodiles, and several birds. The mosquitoes were pretty bad in spots, but it's...More

Thank ideal21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the southern end of the Everglades National Park it is a little less developed and home to Crocodiles and Manatees since the water is salt/brackish. The area between Flamingo and the Coe visitor center are fantastic places for some trail hiking and sight...More

Thank BaldnRed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This visitor center is about as far south as you can go in mainland Florida and is located on Florida Bay. A short visit with the ranger provided us with info about the crocodiles and manatees that are usually in the Flamingo Marina near the...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Maybe this is still recovering form hurricanes from the past, but it just didn't seem to have a lot to offer (except of course for the excellent ranger).

Thank SCDad
Reviewed 11 April 2017

If this is your first visit to the Flamingo area or a more frequent visitor it pays to stop here and speak to the rangers. They have the latest information on tides, mosquitos, any interesting wildlife in the area such as nesting birds with young,...More

Thank Truckie351
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The cafe at the visitor center is great home cookin'. I had the veggies burger which can sometimes be sketchy but this one was really good. And then we had the key lime pie. Awesome!

Thank carol2112
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We took the boat from there. you have everything you need: bathrooms, a cafe, a little shop. Sometimes, around there you can see manatees in the marina. We did not unfortunately but we saw alligators taking the sun close to the parking lot!

Thank InlovewithVancouver
Reviewed 2 March 2017

While recovery from the damage of Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma in 2005 is underway to some degree, the visitor center appeared thrown together. Informative rangers did their best but in our opinion this is not where you want to try to learn a lot about...More

Thank bikingfarmer
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Scenic views and a nice little cafe/restaurant. The food was excellent and the views great. It is a long drive to get, make sure you have plenty of gas. There is a small gas station, but the gas was over $5.00 a gallon.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It's a little old and weathered, but the visitor center at Flamingo provides some unforgettable views out onto Florida Bay.

Thank Mark T
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FlaTraveler
Hello - we are going to visit the Everglades for the first time next weekend. We are coming from the Gulf side and spending 1-2 days in that part of the Everglades exploring thoroughly. We are wondering if we should drive across, down south through Homestead and then to the Flamingo Visitor Center. Is it very different over there than the rest of the Everglades for us to add on the extra hours to visit Flamingo Center? What would we see there that we wouldn't see in the rest of the park? Thank you for your help!
9 October 2015|
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