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Royal Palm Visitor Center

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Address: 4 miles west of Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center on Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park, FL 33034
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09:00 - 16:15
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The original center of the National Park with an abundance of trees and...

The original center of the National Park with an abundance of trees and nature.

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This is the Visitor Center you must visit

This visitor center is where the Anhinga and the Gumbo Limbo trails are located. If you don't go anywhere else in the Park, make sure that you visit this Visitor Center and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jon S
Bluffton, Indiana
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Bluffton, Indiana
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167 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This visitor center is where the Anhinga and the Gumbo Limbo trails are located. If you don't go anywhere else in the Park, make sure that you visit this Visitor Center and the trails especially the Anhinga. The visitor center is clean and has restrooms and a gift shop where you can buy mosquito repellent if you forgot to bring... More 

Thank Jon S
Clemson, South Carolina
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285 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really, there wasn't much here, just bathrooms and a tiny gift shop. And that's all you really need.

Thank SCDad
Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Serves as the hub for 2 short easy to maneuver trails! It's a DO NOT MISS spot for sure! Take mosquito spray and a picnic!

Thank beccabaltimore
Smyrna, Georgia
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415 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is nice center with informative exhibits that help to understand the nearby trails. Bathroom facilities are available.

Thank A C R
Helsinki, Finland
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109 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chosen Royal Palm visitor center over Shark Valley and that was good move. Royal Palm has a small visitor center with great trails and lot of animals to see. Actually Royal Palm was faster accessed by car from Miami than Shark Valley. We arrived early and vultures were knocking some cars. We got last tarp and covered out car... More 

Thank Antti L
Lawrence, Ks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family loved this short walking tour of the everglades. There is a ton of wildlife and both kids were able to get tons of close pics of gators and other assorted animals. I highly recommend.

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Madison, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Visitors Center is the start of two trails, the Anhinga and the Gumbo Limbo. The Anhinga Trail is the main attraction; a short, visitor-friendly trail that features numerous possibilities to observe wildlife (especially alligators and birds) in a natural setting. The Gumbo Limbo trail is a short walk through a wooded area. Two warnings worth noting... 1) The Visitors... More 

1 Thank scott42946
Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This Center is a must stop because it includes the Anahinga & Gumbo Limbo Trails. Both easy walking trails with wildlife & interesting tress.

1 Thank Janet O
Holland, Michigan
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133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

While the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center may be considered the park's main introduction, we found this to be as complete as we needed. Helpful rangers, nice displays, lots of information for experiencing the park.

1 Thank bikingfarmer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017

If you like ..nature/// love nature this is place to take picture, this is natural way when Columbus came to America ..and the indian live in the area fishing and hunting .... great place to teach kids to love the land and nature...best Month to visit Feb. and March . From the entrance of the park to the end is... More 

1 Thank Carmencita R

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