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Address: 1 Flamingo Lodge Highway, Everglades National Park, FL
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+1 941-695-2945
08:00 - 16:30
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Visitor center in the village of Flamingo.

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Great Food

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michael B
Miramar, Florida
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Miramar, Florida
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Mark T
Kingman, Arizona
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm really disappointed. The waiter was very friendly and sympathetic to the uncountable mosquitos. But, the screened area is not bug free in any way. They have "coils" out, though I am not sure of their effectiveness. Hard to think of food when you are on the Mosquito's Menu. We placed our order from the small menu and sat back... More 

Thank ROSully
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great for learning. Lots of tours and educational stuff. They have boat rides. Nice place but looking old.

Thank Dianelson
San Diego, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

While I did not spend much time in the visitor center, the area is beautiful! Yes, there are mosquitoes so bring the spray but the area is beautiful and so is the drive in! We saw three manatees from the docks! There is a small store that sells just about everything including sandwiches and such so it is easy to... More 

1 Thank Lori F
Swainton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Good general information about park and provided directions. Park Guard was not the friendliest but he was helpful. Personnel at the entrance were more friendly and gracious. Guard at Visitors Center was preoccupied with raising flag. Personnel at Flamingo center were great but boat trip (not run by National Parks) was disappointing. Perhaps September is not good time for birds... More 

1 Thank D263RWjackc
Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Long drive, old building, badly done information boards and a map. Mosquitos love it here but you won't.

1 Thank Shane F
Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

While traveling through Everglades National Park, we decided to go all the way to Flamingo. I had not visited since I was little and the hotel on the property still existed. (It has since been destroyed by hurricanes and was never re-built) The property appeared dilapidated and was empty with the exception of a few cars in the marina parking... More 

Thank MrMiamiExplorer
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This center was okay. No ranger on duty. The building had a funny smell, and there really wasn't a whole lot to do here. There were bathrooms on the lower level. The view over the bay is beautiful.

Thank DaisyBingo
New York City, New York
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Visitor center is overlooking the sea and has a decent view. You'll see some aquatic birds in the distance. It gets very hot here and you'll get attacked by mosquitoes without repellant (bug net recommended if you aren't too fashion obsessed). There's an adjacent dock where the boats take off from for tours of the southern glades, which are pricey;... More 

Thank ZealousEater

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